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Virtual Youth Week 2020

Source: Lithgow City Council
Archived 27 Jun 2020 - Posted: 29 Apr 2020
All of Council’s Youth Week programs will now be virtual due to Covid -19, so all the young people of Lithgow and surrounding areas will be celebrating through a range of online activities and competitions. There are new skills to be learned and fabulous prizes to be had.

Are you a budding artist? You will be able to enter your artwork into our virtual art exhibition. The exhibition will take place online and entries close on June 30th. The exhibition is called ‘Works on Paper’ and can include drawing, painting, sketching and photography. You can upload your entries by submitting them to Council here. You will also be able to vote for your favourite entries. There will be lots of prizes to be won including a major prize of $200 which will be judged by local artist.

Or are you a budding writer? You can enter your short story (up to 2000 words) into our young fiction writers’ competition. The theme for this competition is Connection  and entries will be judged by The Varuna House writers with a major prize valued at $200 awarded to the winner as well as other prizes to runners up.

Not sure where to begin? You can enroll in our 4 week online writers course. Varuna Young Writers’ Studio will be facilitated by poet, teacher and Varuna consultant, Vanessa Kirkpatrick. Each week through May, a new element of writing craft will be delved into through examples and short writing tasks. A longer writing assignment will also be developed throughout the course. On Thursday afternoons 4:00pm-5:00pm participants will meet up via zoom to share work, talk about process, and receive feedback about their work.  For more information contact council via email or call 63549999. Spaces in this course are limited.

Maybe music is your thing? Upload a music video of your performance to our virtual battle of the bands. There is a major prize valued at $200 for best original song as well as $200 for the best cover. Winners will be chosen by local recording artists and there will be prizes for people’s choice awards.

Mayor Ray Thompson is keen to see the community participate; “This will be a great opportunity for our young people. Across NSW every council is celebrating their young people and in Lithgow we want to provide a virtual space for youth and children to express themselves and really celebrate the contribution that they make to all our lives and community”. 

For more information please call Council on 6354 9999.

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