You are invited to take part in Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. It’s a chance to feed your curiosity, feel inspired and challenge your creative side. And it’s easy. All you have to do is choose any artwork from the Gallery’s collection online and create a short piece of writing inspired by it.
Entries are free and judged in three categories: 8–10 years, 11–14 years and 15–18 years. There will be prizes for the highly commended works and the winner of each category will have their piece published here on this website and in the September edition of Bulletin, our award-winning magazine. The winners will also be awarded a $100 voucher for the Design Store and they will be invited, with their families, to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Christchurch Art Gallery when we're once again open to the public.
Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will run from Friday 10 April and will finish at midnight Friday 1 May 2020.
Competition rules and guidelines:
Who is the competition for?
School students between eight and eighteen years of age. Entries will be placed in one of three categories: Years 8–10, 11–4 and 15–18.
What do I have to do?
Simple – a short piece of creative writing inspired by one of the works in the collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. You can browse the collection online here. Entries must be original, should not exceed 1,000 words and must be in English. Entries must be typed and submitted electronically – please use Microsoft Word or a compatible programme and set your text in a legible font at a minimum of 11 point.
When, where and how do I send my entries?
All entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday 1 May 2020.
Submission must be made by email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
An application form must be completed and sent with each entry. A copy of the application form is available to download here – please complete and copy the form into the start of your piece of writing (or you can type directly onto the form).
Entries cannot be returned and participants are strongly advised to keep a copy of their original work. Christchurch Art Gallery reserves the right to publish entries, or excerpts from entries, for publicity, promotional and educational purposes but assures individual writers that full acknowledgement and/or credit will be given to them in the event of any such use.
Why should I enter?
The winner of each category will have their piece published on our website and in a forthcoming edition of Bulletin, the Gallery’s award-winning magazine. The winners will also be awarded a $100 voucher for the Design Store and will be invited, with their families, to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Christchurch Art Gallery when the Gallery is once again open to the public. There will be several writer's packs and book prizes for highly commended works. The winners of the competition will be decided by a panel of judges. The decision of the judges will be final.
The results of the competition will be announced on this website on the evening of Friday 15 May 2020.
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