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YOUR NEWS (Youth, Student, Graduate) – Forward to the Future!

YOUR NEWS (Youth, Student, Graduate) – Forward to the Future!

The Jack Patchey Foundation launches its Forward to the Future creative competition


The Jack Petchey Foundation is full of great ideas to keep young people occupied during the long summer holidays.
Here is one big highlight from the philanthropist’s July newsletter: It’s a creative cometition to say what you think life might be like in ninety-six years time – 2117 – for the chance to win £500! Ninety-six just so happens to be Jack Petchey’s next birthday.
He could have never imagined the changes he would see in his life – from pocket-sized computers to bullet trains – so we want young people to think about what amazing things we could see in another 96 years!
You’ve got the entire summer holidays to complete your entry as the competition doesn’t close until the end of September.
Here are some of the main points:
Young people can enter any creative piece exploring a positive vision of life in 96 years including: artwork, photography, a short video, collage, dance, song, a piece of creative writing or any other creative means they are able to submit digitally.
We want young people to use their artistic interests and skills to explore the topic of a positive future in 2117 in any way they would like, as long as it is an original piece that can be submitted digitally to the Foundation.
The competition is open to any young person from London and Essex aged 11-19 to enter
Entries must be submitted digitally (e.g. a video recording of a dance, taking a photo of a painting) in accordance with our Terms and Conditions
Entries must offer a positive and inspiring vision of life in 2117 and must be original.
The winning entry will be awarded a £500 artistic development grant to be spent on equipment, lessons or trips to help them follow their chosen artistic endeavours
Shortlisted entries will be displayed in the Jack Petchey Forward to the Future exhibition
Competition closes 30 September 2021.
Young people interested in entering the competition should visit the Jack Petchey Foundation website for full information, entry form and Terms and Conditions. Please pass this on to the young people you work with!

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