Writing Competition in Vision Care from World in Focus and Cash Prize of $100 CAD

Date limite : 08 nov. 2019

Bailleur de fonds: World in Focus

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Writing Competition in Vision Care from World in Focus and Cash Prize of $100 CAD

The World in Focus magazine is hosting an international writing and art contest for youth from the ages of 10 to 18. Dedicated to raising awareness of vision and eye care.

Competition Purpose:

  1. To promote awareness of the vision problems individuals in third-world countries may face on a daily basis.
  2. To encourage youth to express their creativity, individuality, and talents on a global level.

Prompts:

  1. What does vision mean to you?
  2. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” —Jonathan Swift
  3. “Your heart is able to see things that your eyes aren’t able to.” —Kholoud Yasser

Conditions:

  • Choosing one of the two prompts listed above as a guideline, participants must create a submission (writing and/or art) that revolves around vision
  •  Anyone between ages of 10 to 18 years old may submit – Due date for all submissions will be from September 8 – November 8, 2019
  • Only original, unpublished work can be accepted – The contest will be split into two categories:
    • Writing: Prose/Poetry
    • Visual Arts: Photography/Artwork
  • However, submissions including rants, essays, comics, etc. can all be submitted – as long as its appropriate, non-offensive and able to be published in an anthology!
  • Individuals may submit up to two pieces, however, there may only be one submission in either the writing category and one submission in the visual arts category
  • It is highly encouraged that you do not just answer the prompts directly in an essay format. Incorporate the prompt into your work, whether it is a photo, a short story or a song.

Prize Categories:

  • Entries in each category will be split into two groups:
    • Group 1: Ages 10-14
    • Group 2: Ages 15-18
  • Winners from each group and category will receive a $100 CAD prize, totaling to 4 winners overall.

Submission Characteristics:

  • Artwork: 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches preferred. Original work must be submitted.
  • Digital Artwork: 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches preferred. No images from Google Images. High resolution – a minimum of 300 dpi is required for 8 inches by 10 inches or 2400 pixels by 3000 pixels.
  • Photography: High resolution – a minimum of 300 dpi is required for 8 inches by 10 inches or 2400 pixels by 3000 pixels.
  • Writing: Maximum of 1000 words, typed, pdf.
  • Visual Arts: please attach an optional 100-word rationale.

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