Encouraging youth to engage with communities
Gabrielle Andolfatto from the Friends School in Hobart submitted a project entry into the competition last year.
The judges were very impressed that Gabrielle had not only thought about her vision for the future and aligned it with one of the TT goals, but had actually gone out into the community to talk with organisations and individuals who could help her make this vision a reality.
Gabrielle designed a multi-cultural arts program to assist children and adults develop positive attitudes towards people from other cultural backgrounds.
Gabrielle’s entry has inspired us to introduce a new category in 2012 whereby a special award will be made to the best community project based entry.
This award recognizes a particularly significant project proposal that aims to improve the well-being of a community in relation to one or more of the Tasmania Together goals or benchmarks.
Great prizes will be available again from X Boxes and book vouchers to iPods! Details will be available on our website soon!
What is the TTYC?
The (TTYC) Tasmania Together Youth Challenge is a competition open to all school age youth across Tasmania.
The competition gives our young people an opportunity to connect with the community’s vision for Tasmania, and investigate, understand and acknowledge what is important to Tasmanians and themselves.
Working individually or as part of a group (and either through their school or independently) entrants are asked to think about their vision for Tasmania’s future.
They are then encouraged to use their creative abilities to express and share this vision.
Young people can bring their vision to life through a range of creative, educational and artistic ways, including painting, photography, film, song, dance, poetry, project, prose, inquiry or essay.
This year we are launching the competition in second term.
Entries open on Monday, 25 June and close on Monday, 8 October.