Hey you! Calling the region’s resilient youth to express themselves

Hey you! Calling the region’s resilient youth to express themselves

25 March 2021

Southern Downs is home to many inspiring and resilient young people, and during the upcoming 2021 Queensland Youth Week, Southern Downs Regional Council is calling on the region’s youth to express their creativity through a variety of engaging outlets.

Having been shaped and moulded by the challenges of recent times, our 12 – 25 year olds have demonstrated significant endurance and Council has planned a number of competitions to capture and celebrate individual viewpoints.  

Long-time arts advocate, Southern Downs Councillor Marco Gliori said Council was pleased to again support the annual event and encouraged the region’s young and inquisitive minds to sign up for Queensland Youth Week competitions.

“Our youth are our future and our voice. Their vision for the Southern Downs can be translated through the creative initiatives we are undertaking this year with Queensland Youth Week,” Councillor Gliori said.

“Council has opted in 2021 to play it safe with COVID-19 restrictions ever-changing and we will host an essay competition, a photo competition and a colouring competition, all with a focus on hearing directly from our young people in their own words and images.”

Additionally, a draw of 20 free three-month Skillshare memberships will also be offered to help Southern Downs youth pursue their hobbies and interests.

Skillshare is an online learning community and offers short workshops on subjects such as music, photography, creative writing, film and video, web development and marketing.

Queensland Youth Week is an annual event that celebrates young people and how they positively contribute to Queensland communities. This year, celebrations will be held from 10 to 18 April 2021.

Want to learn more about Queensland Youth Week 2021 and how to get involved? Visit www.sdrc.qld.gov.au for more information. Submissions for the competitions open on 1 April 2021.

 

Essay Competition – Tell us what you are great at? 500 words

Submissions open: 1 April 2021

Submissions close: 18 April 2021

Prizes for each year grade (grade 7 to 12)

First prize – $100

Second prize – $50

Third prize – $25

 

Photographic Competition – Capture what you love about the Southern Downs region

Categories include:

·         People/person

·         Place/building

·         Nature

·         Animal

Submissions open: 1 April 2021

Submissions close: 18 April 2021

Prizes for each year grade (grade 7 to 12)

First prize – $100

Second prize – $50

Third prize – $25

 

Colouring in Competition / Drawing – SDRC Waste Plan

Submissions open: 1 April 2021

Submissions close: 18 April 2021

Prizes for prep to grade 3

Prizes for grade 4 to grade 6

First prize – $100

Second prize – $50

Third prize – $25

 

Skillshare Raffle

Random online draw

20 free three-month Skillshare memberships

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