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Create1World 2019: Competition Details and How to Enter

Competition instructions 2019:

Think about how artistic creativity can help us better understand and resolve global problems faced by humanity in the 21st Century. Themes might include tolerance, inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, peace, human rights, climate change, refugees, global inequality or the responsibilities of multinational organisations.

Think about what it might mean to be a ‘global citizen’. There are some research resources (including a report written by young people) on the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies website at http://nzcgs.org.nz/  and we post regular examples on our Create1World Facebook page, but you are also encouraged to develop your own ideas about creating global unity through the expressive arts.

Check out some of the ‘inspiration items’ on the Create1World Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/create1world/

Take your ideas and turn them into a creative output in one of the four categories below. First, second and third prizes will be awarded twice for each category, once each at our Wellington and Auckland events.

“I wanted to let you know how profusely life-changing the Create1World conference was for me. I have always loved acting, writing, and creativity, and realising how fundamental and incredibly powerful they can be for making a change has blown my mind.” (Student, Wellington)

Brainstorming in action at Create1World 2016

o             Media Studies and Social Studies Category:  ($100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize) – Produce either a layered narrative film (3 – 5 minutes) OR a researched film documentary (3 – 5 minutes) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship OR provide creative multimedia evidence (3 – 5 minutes) of an original social studies project you have developed (individually or in a team) that implements ideas of creative activism and global citizenship

o             Speech and Drama Category: ($100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize) – Devise and perform a short drama (6-10 minutes) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship OR write and perform an original persuasive speech (3-5 minutes) that addresses issues of creative activism and global citizenship

o             Creative Writing Category: ($100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize) – Produce a piece of crafted and controlled creative writing in the genre of either poetry or short story that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship

o             Music category: ($100 first prize, $75 second prize, $50 third prize) – Compose and record an original song (1-3 minutes long) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the conference today. The speakers and performers were all very insightful and inspiring. It’s great as a young person to be presented with eye opening and innovative opportunities like today’s conference. Thank you and your team for all the work you put in.” (Student, Wellington)

o             There will also be a People’s Choice Award for the entry that gets the most likes on our Create1World Facebook page.

Check the finer details including maximum lengths.

o             All entries must be able to be viewed online for judging.  If you are doing a performance or song it will need to be recorded and uploaded to our Facebook page for judging.

o             You can enter as an individual or in a team. There is no limit on the size of teams.

o             We accept entries in English, te reo Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language.

o             By entering this competition you agree to the following Terms and Conditions (Click through here for full T’s & C’s)

Go to the Create1World Facebook Page and upload your submission to the page by 21:00pm NZST on October 14, 2019.

Preliminary judging will take place following this date. A selection of submissions will be chosen as finalists and announced on October 24, 2019. Finalists will be invited to perform/present at a showcase event as part of the Create1World Conference on either November 14 or November 21, 2019.

Come along and see the finalists at the Create1World Conference in your region, and participate in a global conversation about creative activism with leading international artists. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/797abJERsJ9TKdi12

The conferences will be held on November 14, 2019 at Massey University Wellington campus from 9am to 3pm and November 21, 2019 at Massey University Albany campus from 9am to 3pm. (Click here to register). Join us for free lunch, free amazing inspirational creative speakers, and be there when the winners, chosen by our expert judges, are announced!

“Thank you for the experience! Was awesome hearing from the panel and the finalist competition winners were really inspirational!”

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