Creative expression and storytelling have the power to connect us and to highlight what unites us as people, while honouring our diversity. Our lives are interconnected in countless ways on this one shared planet. Now more than ever, we are faced with an opportunity to reimagine our collective future, to look deeper, to understand what truly connects us around the globe, and look to build something new.
The “Reimagine Our World” Contest challenges you to get creative and inspire others using the power of storytelling to add your voice to a global movement of people working to create lasting social and environmental change in their communities post-pandemic.
The arts offer powerful tools for navigating difficult conversations and creating connected communities. Using a creative art form, remember, the sky's the limit – you could create written or audio submissions, such as a poem, limerick, short story or a song; or visual art such as a video, a photograph, a painting, or another art form to share how you would “Reimagine Our World: A Global to Local Vision for Life After the Pandemic” at this moment in time.
Rules & Guidelines:
- The contest is open to youth between the ages of 18-35.
- The contest is limited to youth who identify Saskatchewan as home.
- Written submissions should be no more than 1,000 words.
- Audio or video submissions should be no more than 5 minutes in length.
- All other forms of creative art submissions must be accompanied by a written or recorded context statement of no more than 300 words.
- Only one submission per contestant. However, you can also enter the Re-envision Essay contest.
- Each submission must be original and previously unpublished. It must also be the sole work of the contestant.
- Your submission should take into account SCIC’s Value Statement: We are committed to the recognition of the dignity of all people and their right to self-determination, to the protection of the world’s fragile environment, to the equitable distribution of power, and to the promotion of global understanding, cooperation, peace and justice through mutual learning, partnership, transparency, and solidarity.
- For those submitting an art piece, please submit a high-resolution photo of the work via email in JPEG format along with the context statement.
- Eligible entries will be judged by members of SCIC Staff.
- The top contestant will receive a $200 Cash-Card Prize and the top 3 will have their submissions published on the SCIC website and SCIC’s social media platforms.
Ready to send everything? Send your submission pieces to SCIC’s Youth Program Coordinator, Tatenda, at [email protected].
Include your full name in the Subject Line so we can keep track of your submission.
*** All entries must be submitted by Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5pm (CST) ***