Creativity Competition

The Justice Conference Creative Competition is calling today's artists to CREATE FOR JUSTICE SAKE.

We know the power of creativity to breathe life, re-imagine tomorrow, challenge the status quo and point us towards beauty and reconciliation.

Therefore we are seeking poets, painters, movie-makers, practitioners of any creative form, to follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ story telling to create a new world; Hannah More’s aiding of the abolitionists by weaving words to humanise the slave and Karim Wasfi gently crafting music to champion the cause of peace.

This to say, we want you to create something that speaks to the moment we are in, to bring your heart and breath beauty and life into places of pain.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

The winner in each category will be awarded:
  • A feature from the Main Stage of The Justice Conference Global 2021
  • Story Gathering 2021 Online tickets (valued approx $400USD)
  • An online course of their choice by Tearfund Australia’s artist ambassador Joel McKerrow (valued approx $350 USD)
  • 2 tickets to attend the online conference
The runner up in each category will be awarded:
  • A feature from the Main Stage of The Justice Conference Global 2021
  • An online course of their choice by Tearfund Australia’s artist ambassador Joel McKerrow (valued approx $350 USD)
  • 2 tickets to attend the online conference
All Finalists:
  • Will feature in the on-demand section of The Justice Conference Global, May 22 2021
  • Receive 1 ticket to attend the online conference

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

  • Applications close on 30th April 2021
  • All work is to be submitted under either the ‘Performance Art’ or ‘Visual Art’ category.
  • All work is to be submitted digitally. This may be in video or photo format. Upto 10 files may be submitted.
  • All work submitted under the Visual Arts category must be accompanied by a maximum 3min artists talk in video format or 300 word writing submission, describing their inspiration and process as relevant to the work.
  • Work submitted under the Performance Arts category need only include an artists talk or description if deemed necessary by the artist.
  • No video submissions should exceed 15min in total length.
  • All work should be accompanied by an Artist Biography of up to 150 words.
  • Artists can apply from any nation and at any stage of their careers.
  • Applications can be made in any language. We will endeavour to recruit a diverse committee to judge them accordingly.
  • Where possible, please include an English translation of your work (we understand this transcript to not be the work itself, and to be compromised in form and structure from the original).
  • Work will be judged on execution, justice focus, creativity and process.
  • Finalists in each category will be chosen by The Justice Conference Selection Committee.
  • The committee reserves the right to consult with outside members as required. This particularly applies to works in a language they are not familiar with.
  • The process may close if the curators achieve the quality and quantity of artworks for the conference exhibition.
  • Finalists are invited to attend the online conference, however there is no actual requirement for artists to participate.
  • An artist can apply with a maximum of three artworks and each artwork will be judged individually.
For more information, please download this information sheet