Deadline:

 November 08, 2019

Location:

Online

(Award)

Description

Focus Contest for Youth_World in Focus

Hosted by World in Focus, In Focus is an international writing and art contest for youth from the ages of 10 to 18. Dedicated to raising awareness on vision and eye care, participants are encouraged to use one of the three prompts as a starting point to their artistic creations! Having held the first In Focus contest in 2017, the World in Focus team has since received over 400 masterpieces from 50+ different countries. Once again, the WiF team is so excited to see all of the incoming submissions this year. Good luck and happy submitting!

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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

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Arts
  • Poetry

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

Date for submissions: September 8 – November 8, 2019

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Entries in each category will be split among two groups:
    • Group 1: Ages 10-14
    • Group 2: Ages 15-18
  • 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  • Only original, unpublished work can be accepted – The contest will be split into two categories: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. Use creativity to showcase yourself!

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • Winners from each group and category will receive a $100 CAD prize, totaling to 4 winners overall

How to Apply

First Step: Choosing one of the two prompts listed above as a guideline, participants must create a submission (writing and/or art) that revolves around vision

  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

Second Step: Summit:

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

Third Step: Click here to submit your work

After Submission

  • All submissions will be accepted and free (as long as they are from youth under the age of 18)
  • Once submissions deadline pass, a panel will judge entries keeping their age in mind
  • All selected individuals may be published in an anthology

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rahaf Elkhodary/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team