Raw Arts Awards

The City of Greater Bendigo is committed to fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region.

This commitment is supported through the presentation of the RAW Arts Awards.

The awards are presented across four categories: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Literature and Performing Arts.

In each category there are two prizes ($1,000 for the winner and $250 highly commended) as well as the opportunity to present your work as part of an exhibition and showcase

To Enter

1. Complete the application form by Monday April 8, 2019

2. Submit your entry for judging:

• Digital Media, Literature and Performing Arts entries must be received by Monday April 8

• Visual Arts entries must be delivered to Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo on Tuesday May 7

Guidelines

• Awards are open to City of Greater Bendigo residents aged 25 years and under on May 9, 2019 (the date of the Awards resentation).

• You may enter more than one category, but you can submit only one entry per category

• The awards will be judged by arts professionals and their decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into

• Information on how to submit your entry is contained in this booklet

• If you have any questions you can email [email protected], call 5434 6478, or contact us at www.facebook.com/BendigoCreativeCommunities

Awards Announcement

The awards announcement is at The Capital Theatre, Thursday May 9, 2019 at 6pm.

After the announcement there will be a showcase featuring entries in the Performing Arts and Digital Media categories and the RAW Arts Exhibition will be open in Dudley House until Sunday May 12. Literature entries will be available on the night, and selected entries will be included in the next edition of Ambedo magazine.

 

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VISUAL ARTS

Includes: Painting, drawing, print making, sculpture, photography (including digital photography and digitally edited photography), mixed media and multimedia.

Your entry: Must be presented ready to go on display. For 2D work (drawing/painting/photography etc.) it’s best if work has a wire

or string securely strung across the back. If you are using a single hook it must be at least 10mm wide at the top.

If we cannot hang your work it may not be included in the exhibition/awards.

For anything else (e.g. sculpture or other 3D work) get in touch with us to talk about what you will need.

The judges are looking for work that excites and inspires, and shows technical proficiency appropriate to the message of the work.

DIGITAL MEDIA

Includes: All digital media formats will be accepted including short film and animation (digital photography or digitally altered still images should be entered in Visual Arts.)

Your entry: A clearly labelled thumb drive is best, or via online transfer such as www.dropbox.com

There is no duration limit for your submission.

Your film must be suitable for screening up to PG classification (seewww.classification.gov.au/Guidelines).

The entry must not infringe copyright (including the soundtrack) or defamation laws.

While most films are ‘group efforts’ you will need to submit the entry under one person’s name.

The judges are looking for work that excites and inspires, and shows technical proficiency appropriate to the message of the work.

LITERATURE

Includes: All genres including poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Word limit: 2,000 words.

Your entry: Email [email protected] (Word or PDF) or deliver or post a hard copy to The Capital, 50 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550.

The judges are looking for work that excites and inspires, and shows technical proficiency appropriate to the message of the work.

PERFORMING ARTS

Includes: Music, dance, drama, etc. and includes people who work behind the scenes.

Criteria for selection: The scholarship is awarded to an artist who shows exceptional talent in their chosen field and demonstrates a strong desire to continue in this field.

The Performing Arts category is not judged on a single performance, but seeks to reward a young performing artist who combines skill with a passion to take their art further.

Your entry: Applicants must include a letter (maximum of two pages):

• addressing the criteria for selection and;

• showing how funds will be spent to support your training (e.g. attending workshops or other study, purchase of equipment, participation in events)

Support material: Up to six pages: may include letters of support, publicity or programs, examiner’s report (two maximum).

Applicants are encouraged to provide examples of their performances. A clearly labelled thumb drive is best, or via online transfer such as www.dropbox.com. Examples are to be a maximum of 5 minutes. If it’s a long recording, indicate where your best five minutes start.

Entry Form Here

 

Download Raw Arts Awards 2019 Information and Guidelines