Monday 26th March marks the deadline for:

“Nottingham Welcomes the World”.

The Brief

 
The Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2012 provide you with a fantastic opportunity to make your mark in an exciting year for the arts. 
 
In 2012, in the year of the Olympics and the Cultural Olympiad, Nottingham will play host to the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA). The World Event Young Artists is the very first event of its kind. In September 2012 the World Event for Young Artists [WEYA] will bring a staggering 1,000 young artists (18 – 30 years) from 120 nations to Nottingham; celebrating the talent and artistic excellence of young people from across the globe.
 
The Nottingham Young Creative Awards kicks off this exciting year. To celebrate the range of world events and our vibrant multicultural city, the brief for Nottingham’s Young Creative Awards 2012 is to depict…
 
Nottingham Welcomes the World
 
We are looking for young creative talent in Nottingham to submit new works of art or creative design that spreads the message “Nottingham Welcomes the World”. This is your chance to show us the ways in which your work reflects our diverse city and how our vibrant multicultural city welcomes the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of it.
 
The Categories:
 
This year there will be 9 categories for you to enter and the methods of entry are outlined below. 
 
Architecture, urban design, interior design and 3D design – a design for a building, 3D object, exterior or interior space. Entrants should submit a model or drawings of a design.
 
Fashion – a fashion design or fashion collection. Entrants should submit a photograph of an outfit or garment, OR a design/drawing of an outfit or garment (this can include shoes and accessories).
 
Music and Performance – a musical composition or performance in any genre.  Entrants should submit a piece of music or a film of a performance. The performance must be no longer than 5 minutes, if your original piece is longer than 5 minutes you can submit an extract or an edit of a longer piece. You can submit a web link to your work.
 
Visual Arts – 2D and 3D work, including painting, illustration, sculpture, print-making, glass, ceramics, textiles, etc. Entrants should submit a photograph or copy of their entry in their chosen media. 
 
Photography - Photographs should preferably be about the city, its people, places, diversity and multi culture or about Nottingham’s links to the wider world. Entrants should submit a photograph using either digital or traditional formats.
 
Film – entrants should submit a film inspired by Nottingham, its people, places, diversity and multi culture or about Nottingham’s links to the wider world. Your film must be no longer than 5 minutes, if your original piece is longer than 5 minutes you can submit an extract or an edit of a longer piece. You can submit a web link to your work.
Graphic Design – entrants should submit a design which should be inspired by Nottingham, its people, places, diversity multi-culture, and history or about Nottingham’s links to the wider world. 
 
Animation (Digital Media)  – entrants should submit their work by emailing  a digital media piece or details of their work, e.g. idea for a video game, design for a web page, blog, or social networking page inspired by Nottingham.  Any actual work must be less than 5 minutes long.
 
Creative Writing – an opportunity to write a short piece along the awards theme of ‘Nottingham Welcomes the World’. This could be fiction, poetry or a play for stage or film.
 
We are looking for young creative talent in the categories above and look forward to seeing how you interpret the theme of ‘Nottingham Welcomes the World’. We want you to show us what makes you tick, we know there are lots of talented people in the city and we want to celebrate this. 
 
The competition is open to anyone who lives, studies or works in Nottingham who are aged 13 to 24. The competition will be judged in three age categories 13-15yr olds, 16 – 18yr olds and 19 to 24yrs.  All entries will need to be accompanied by a brief description. In your description you may like to include: a description of your work, how you have arrived at the finished work, what inspired you to make the work, what your work shows and how it fits your chosen category.  Please also include your name, age, category entered, address, phone number, email, and the school/college you attend.
 
The closing date for entries is 12.00pm Monday 26th March 2012 and you can enter as many categories as you want.  Please send your entries to Tracy Meadows, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG or email to: tracy.meadows@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.  
 
An awards evening will take place on 8th May 2012 at Nottingham Contemporary and entrants who are shortlisted will be invited to attend. The winners of each category will be announced on the night.
 
For further information please call Tracy on 0115 876 3319. 

Article by Lucy G / 23rd March 2012

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