The Creativity Project

Purpose

The Creativity Project is our annual art and writing competition that showcases the works of diverse and talented young people. Selected entries are published in a digital magazine. We want to showcase the diverse and vibrant voice of youth in Sydney, and provide an opportunity for you to be published and expand your portfolio

Theme: PERSEVERENCE

The heavy weight of damp earth pulls your body down… down… down. Coarse, bitter soil fills your mouth as you pull yourself upwards towards the pinprick of light, your hands clawing, legs fighting, propelling you upwards. Heart beating rapidly, warm sweat tickling your armpits, you breathe forcefully and squint through the dirt and dust, as the light begins to grow brighter and brighter. Finally, your hands grasp nothing and emerge into empty space. Pulling yourself up, your breathing slows, heart aching. You feel the soft grass underneath your feet, a smile forming on your lips, as you look up into the swirling sky above you. The voices from within and without, crowd your thoughts. How do you go on when the world weighs on your soul? Slowly, very slowly, you place one step forward. PERSEVERANCE is a dynamic journey of emotions and feelings. It is not as simple as black and white, but rather every shade and colour in between. It is the sadness in blue, the joy in yellow, the envy in green, the passion in red and so much more.

Competition Guidelines
    Eligibility
      ●Entrants must be between the ages of 12-21 as of 6 April 2020
      ●Entrants must reside in Sydney (inner and greater suburbs)
      ●Diverse and marginalised entrants will be prioritised
    Originality
      ●All works must be original and not be overly derivative of works found on the internet, in print media, or elsewhere. Any breach of this may result in disqualification
    Deadline
      ●All entries must be received by midnight June 15, 2020 ●REVISION: deadline has been extended to August 15, 2020
    Written Works
      ●Written works include poems, fiction and non-fiction writing, essays, and reflections
      ●All written works must be attached in a .docx or .pdf format
      ●There is no minimum word count
      ●Maximum 1000 words
    Visual Works
      ●Visual works include drawings, paintings, sketches, digital illustrations
      ●Visual works must be attached in a .jpg or .png format
      ●Minimum dimensions: 1200px on the longest side
      ●Minimum resolution: 72dpi
      ●Maximum file size per visual entry: 10MB
Prizes
Prizes for each age category: (12-16 & 17-21)
    ●1st prize
      ○$150 Voucher (Choice of Coles Group, Riot Arts and Crafts, Eckersley’s, The Book Grocer, Dymocks OR JB Hi-Fi)
      ○Feature in our PERSEVERANCE YIM magazine
    ●2nd prize
      ○$100 (Choice of Coles Group, Riot Arts and Crafts, Eckersley’s, The Book Grocer, Dymocks OR JB Hi-Fi)
      ○Feature in our PERSEVERANCE YIM magazine
    ●Highly commended
      ○$50 (Choice of Coles Group, Riot Arts and Crafts, Eckersley’s, The Book Grocer, Dymocks OR JB Hi-Fi)
      ○Feature in our PERSEVERANCE YIM magazine

Other successful entries will also be published into our digital YIM magazine. This is an amazing opportunity to get your name out there and see your work published!

Judging
    ●Works will be judged on the following criteria:
      ●Originality and uniqueness
      ●Creativity
      ●Theme
Entry Instructions
    ●Read the guidelines and terms and conditions and ensure the requirements have been met
    ●Fill and sign the Entry and Consent Form

Please note: Failure to follow the above rules and instructions may result in disqualification

Have any more questions? Email us at communications@youthinmotion.org.au and we’ll get back to you shortly. Best of luck!!

The information and entry form can be found here.