Are you a grade 11 or 12 student considering a career in arts and design? The University of Canberra (UC) has a creative competition that you must enter.
Bring it back UC Creative Contest, UC facilitates the transition to university by offering free courses at the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) for one year.
The 12-month scholarship plus $ 500 in cash is just one of the prizes available to grade 11 and 12 students under this year’s program. UC Creative Contest.
Organized in partnership with Adobe, the competition allows ACT and NSW students to showcase their skills in multiple creative disciplines, including writing, design, digital media, and more.
By offering an alternative route to college, UC hopes the competition can alleviate some of the stresses students and parents face during the uncertainty of the lockdown.
Other major UC Creative Contest prizes include three full semester scholarships, cash prizes, Adobe memberships and products, and a mentorship session with Adobe experts.
FAD Executive Dean Professor Jason Bainbridge said entering the competition would benefit any high school student considering a career in the creative industries, from creative writing to architecture.
“A career in the arts can take you to so many places in different industries – and our faculty produces ready-made graduates with great starting salaries,” he says.
“It really is the ideal place for those considering a career in one of the creative industries. “
For young creatives who wish to enter the competition, submissions may include new creative work or a previous project, including schoolwork.
Need some inspiration? A Gallery is available on the UC Creative Competition website, featuring some of the best entries from the 2020 competition.
To participate, participants can submit their work through the online submission form. Submissions close Monday, September 27, and winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 10.