Participa Méliès is a competition for the best video special effects, run by EduCaixa in honour of George Méliès, special-effect pioneer.
Works submitted are to be no longer than 3 minutes, with no dialogue permitted. The organisation publishes the films on the internet, and awards various recognitions, including a Junior prize for younger participants.
For more information visit www.participamelies.com
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Conexões, an initiative of the British Council, Cultura Inglesa, Colégio São Luís, Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena and National Theater of London, is a project that encourages youth theater as a tool for human and cultural formation, fostering teamwork and the creation of spaces for reflection and expression of the issues faced by today's youth. It's main goal is to establish a connection between theater professionals and educators, amateur theater groups and primary and secondary schools with the purpose of increasing the interest of young people for this tool of expression and dialogue.
Conexões is part of a broad and consecrated program of the National Theater of London, the Connections, which in more than 20 years of activity and with the execution of more than 140 pieces, has remained faithful to its founding goal: to stimulate new authors, to promote discussions and meetings among students, actors and directors on the role of staging, stimulating dialogue and the interest of young people on contemporary issues.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.conexoes.org.br/
The Cork Young Filmmakers (CYF) project is a series of one-day, two-day and week-long filmmaking workshops for youth groups and schools throughout County Cork. It is facilitated by Cork Film Centre, and funded by Cork County Council Arts Office and SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development). It has been run annually since 2006. First Cut! Youth Film Festival emerged from this workshop programme and continues to showcase films made as part of it.
CYF organises sixteen one-day workshops and four two-day workshops in schools, youth groups and at festivals between July and November, and week-long workshops during the summer. In 2018, three week-long workshops will take place, one in Macroom, one in Midleton and one in Mallow. Each of these workshops gives participants the hands-on opportunity to devise and make a short film. One and two-day workshops are geared towards twelve participants, while the summer weeks host twenty-one.
The shorter workshops provide a concentrated ‘taster’ session of what making a film entails, giving young people a chance to experience scriptwriting, crewing and acting. The week-long workshops allow participants a more in-depth experience of the filmmaking process, including editing, and result in more elaborate final films. A total of twenty-eight films emerge from these workshops each year. These are screened at a special gala event at Cork County Hall in November and at First Cut! Youth Film Festival.
Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. With 55 affiliated youth theatres in 24 counties, they support an incredible network of youth theatres offering year-round drama workshops and performance opportunities to young people aged 12 – 21 from cities, towns and villages across Ireland.
Youth theatre Ireland helps organisers with all aspects of running a youth theatre – from the artistic programme to child protection – and delivers a calendar full of national-level events across the year. Highlights include the National Festival of Youth Theatres and “Leading On…” drama facilitation training for leaders. Young members can audition to be part of the National Youth Theatre, or deepen their understanding of contemporary theatre as a ‘Young Critic’. Youth Theatre Ireland opens up a a world of opportunity for everyone involved.
As Youth Theatre Ireland re-launch they ask that you join them, whether as a young person who would like to join a local youth theatre; or as a volunteer who wishes to set up a youth theatre; an existing drama group for young people that would benefit from affiliation to Youth Theatre Ireland; or a funder who can play a part in making more youth theatre opportunities available across Ireland; they want to hear from you.
Youth Theatre Ireland staff work with a youth theatre to make a short documentary film that showcases their group in an innovative way. The process ensures that the views of the members themselves are central and the film captures the unique quality of each youth theatre.
Capture YT is a win/win programme: the youth theatres gain a great tool to communicate with potential new members, volunteers, funders and media etc.; and Youth Theatre Ireland amasses a very special documentary archive.
The Blind Theatre Thailand is the social organization that aims to leverage blind people's ability through different kind of arts. Here, blind and normal people work together to create artworks and performances.
Now The Blind Theatre is looking for new team members, they are opening for S16 positions:
Stage Play Actor
Voice Trainer and Music Arrangement
Volunteer and Community Manager
Inclusive Learning Developer
Social Impact Researcher and Evaluator
For more information, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/theblindstheatrethailand/posts/2117297271722980
Contest designed to boost young learners' interest in classical literature, organised by the Community of Madrid, the Ministry of culture and sport, and the Madrid Association of Editors.
Participants form groups of 3-6 students, and read select works of literature under the guidance of a teacher.
They then use the material to record a video, and following the guidelines of the competition, submit it for consideration.
In the video students read aloud a passage of the work they've selected, and relate it to contemporary work, ending with an argument for how they've drawn the connection between the classic and contemporary works.
For more information visit https://concurso-escolar-lectura.es/#
Run by CSIC, Spain's national authority on scientific research, and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), Fotciencia is an annual contest for the best science- or tech-related photography.
Restricted to adult participants, this can be an interesting opportunity to a high schooler who has already turned 18.
It could be, however, that the competition's organisers are persuaded to exceptionally accept a submission from an underage illustrator among the works selected for itinerant exhibition.
Works are divided into two categories -- Microscopic and General -- and may bear on any theme such as cellular biology, food and nutrition, materials design, medicine or environment, ecology and agriculture.
The sole requirement is that presented works bear some relation to science, which must be defended in an accompanying 500-to-1000-word introductory essay written by the photographer.
For more information visit https://www.fecyt.es/es/noticia/fecyt-y-csic-abren-el-plazo-para-participar-en-fotciencia-0
Illustraciencia is an international competition for scientific and natural illustration. Open only to adult participants, this can be an interesting opportunity to a high schooler who has already turned 18.
It could be, however, that the competition's organisers are persuaded to exceptionally accept a submission from an underage illustrator among the 40 works they will select to form a travelling exhibition.
Illustraciencia is backed by major institutions including a governmental ministry, the national foundation for the sciences and technology (FECYT) and the National Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information visit http://illustraciencia.info/en/
The Princess of Girona Foundation is dedicated to the social and professional development of Spanish youths, and has for 10 years now awarded various prizes to young innovators standing out in various fields.
The Prizes are awarded under the categories of Sciences (including humanities and social sciences), Social Entrepreneurship, Arts & Literature and Business.
Although winners will typically be young adults, the age bracket is open for ambitious students in their last year of school.
For more information visit https://es.fpdgi.org/proyectos/premios-fpdgi/
Manos Unidas, a Catholic NGO in the field of human rights and international development, runs this school competition for the best 70-second short on the theme of gender equality.
The intention of the initiative is to educate students on common gender inequalities.
Participants are expected to research, and reflect on, the issue, and then to work successfully as a group to shoot and edit a film project to in turn educate their peers on the subject.
Backed by Banco Santander, the competition awards the winners of the Primary- and Secondary-School categories a 1-week summer camp and educational programme on international development.
18-year-old students may compete in the main adult category.
For more information, visit http://www.clipmetrajesmanosunidas.org/categoria-escuelas/
High school students can participate in this initiative of the people's university of Calamonte, this prize, now nearing its 30th edition.
Aiming to cover a broad spectrum of the arts, prizes are awarded in up to 12 categories, including Dance, Graffiti, Dramatic Writing and Literature.
For more information visit https://www.escritores.org/recursos-para-escritores/25799-xxix-certamen-nacional-qcalamonte-joven-2019q-cuentos-infantiles-espana
Taiwan Marching Band Association (TMBA) held International Marching Band Festival in 2012 and Taiwan Marching Band Camps, Clinics from 2013 to nowadays. We hope that can improve the education and promote music culture not only to Taiwanese people but also the global groups. We believe, friendships between people will get closer and closer via beautiful music. 2018 WAMSB World Championships is sanctioned by the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB). It is also adjudicated by a panel of highly qualified and experienced judges from all over the world. See official website: https://www.taiwan-mba.org/about-us-1
National Taiwan Arts Education Center is subordinated to Ministry of Education and is the national social educational institute promoting art education and cultural planning & development with the core idea establishing the interaction between human and art. This center is in charge of studying, guiding and promoting the art education; as the development of business in this center focuses on meeting the educational standard and social demands in order to coordinate with our country's innovatively educational policy, and accommodate national lifelong Nanhai Gallerylearning needs, including general art education in school, social art education and professional art education. It's expected to popularize the public's recognition, appreciation, participation and employment of art in order to upgrade the quality of life for people. The center host nationwide online creative art work contests, literature prizes, nationwide students’ picture book prizes, articles submission for art books, design for teaching of art education and innovation and research of teaching materials, etc. Information about relevant events will be posted on the public announcement system of our Center at any time.
One of the Six national competitions from National Taiwan arts education center competition for students will be held, i.e., fine art, music, creative drama, native songs coupled with the Ministry of Education’s Literary Creation Award and the National Student Picture Book Creation Award. The task will be continuously reviewed and improved. Also, promotional activities with all kinds of competition results, value-added roving exhibitions, art education seminars, workshops and concerts will be held so that educational implications can be enriched and implemented.
NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions. Compositions may also be submitted for specific chamber instrumentation and may be eligible for performance at the Young Composers Concert and a cash award. Compositions submitted that fall outside of the choral or chamber instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance. Up to ten selected composers will receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions. For more information please refer to official website: https://nafme.org/programs/contests-calls-competitions/nafme-student-composers-competition/
The EFYC ranges among the most important meetings for highly qualified children’s and youth choirs in the world. Every two years in May (Ascension), next time from May 19th – 24th, 2020, ten outstanding choirs from European countries, one guest choir from a non-European country and seven selected choirs from Switzerland thrill an audience of over 30,000 concert-goers in more than 40 events. Apart from the high-quality music, the festival focuses on the youngsters’ interaction among themselves as well as with the locals. All singers are hosted in guest families. The festival covers all costs of the invited choirs.
The Youth Committee consists of 6 members throughout Europe plus one young representative of the major choral festival of Europe (EUROPA CANTAT) who are in love with choral music. The festival gained European Year of Cultural Heritage status and the committee supports the board in providing a youth perspective to the organisation and implementation of the cultural event and legacy.
It is also a great platform to learn skills and develop an understanding of European heritage and cultural organisation and event operations.