Tasmania Together is a long-term, community driven plan that aims to bring about change for the better. Consultations are undertaken every five years, encouraging Tasmanians from all sectors of the community to have their say about what is most important to them. This process enables the Tasmania Together Progress Board to review and update the Plan so that it continues to reflect community priorities.
The plan currently includes 12 goals and 155 benchmarks that reflect what matters most to Tasmanians now and in the future. The goals cover everything from education to environment, standard of living to community safety; employment and health. Tasmania Together has been measuring how the state is progressing in these areas for over ten years.
Measuring progress enables a better understanding of the needs of the community and highlights how Tasmania is progressing in meeting those needs. The information collected by Tasmania Together is available online at www.ttbenchmarks.com.au
This data highlights where progress is and isn’t being made for each of the goal areas. The provision and promotion of this information serves two purposes: to raise awareness of the issues and provide a big picture so action can be taken to build a better Tasmania.
The TTYC is a competition for young Tasmanians under 20. It challenges participants to think about the future. As the next generation of community leaders and decision-makers, our youth play a vital role in shaping, improving and making a difference to Tasmania’s future.
The TTYC is a competition that gives Tasmania’s youth an opportunity to connect with their communities. It is a competition that asks participants to investigate, understand and identify what is important to them and to the future of our State.
You can work on your own, with a few friends or in a group (eg your school class, a Scout or Guide group, or a sports team). Think about how things could be changed to improve our environment, our economy, our communities and our lives.
Show us your ideas by expressing your vision in a creative way. It could be through a painting, photography, film, song, poetry, prose, projects, debate or essay. For more information and for examples of previous entries visit www.ttyouthchallenge.com.au
There are three competition categories:
i) electronic media
ii) static (print) media
iii) community projects
Electronic Media Entries
Electronic media are media that use electronics for the end-user to access the content. This is in contrast to static (print) media, which are most often created electronically, but do not require electronics to be accessed by the end user in the printed form.
Electronic media entries may include, but are not limited to, video and audio recordings, multimedia presentations, slide presentations, CD-ROM and online content.
Electronic media entries under 9MB should be submitted online via suitable software including: Quick-time, Window Media, .zip, PowerPoint, Word and/or Publisher.
If an electronic media entry exceeds 9MB, it must be hand delivered or posted to the promoter via CD/DVD by the competition closing date.
Static (print) media is literal in the sense that the media it includes does not move. It is usually visual arts or text based. Newspapers, magazines, posters, photographs, paintings, models, board games and books are all examples of static media.
If a visual arts entry such as a poster, photograph or painting is submitted to the challenge, it should be submitted via post or hand delivered in its actual hard copy state. Digital images of an entry in this category will be accepted, but it should be noted that these images do not always do justice to the actual entry.
Literary entries – such as a story, play or poem should be submitted electronically for example as a Word, PDF or Publisher document rather than hand written where possible.
A project entry was received last year that involved active engagement in the community to develop a multi-cultural arts program proposal. The aim of the project was to assist children and adults develop positive attitudes towards people from other cultural backgrounds.
Inspired by this entry, a special award category for community projects has been introduced in 2012 to encourage participants to actively engage in activities that aim to improve the wellbeing of a community in relation to one or more of the Tasmania Together goals, standards or benchmarks.
Entries in this category can be either a proposed or completed project. As a minimum requirement, a community project entry must include:
• a title;
• what the project aims to achieve;
• how it relates to the TT goals and benchmarks;
• what will or has been done;
• the benefits of the project; and
• a completed entry form.
Some other examples of possible community projects are outlined in Attachment A. You can also contact us at email@example.com if you would like further information and/or guidance about this competition category.
Attachment A: Examples of Linking Competition Entries and Ideas to Tasmania Together
Attachment B: Curriculum Connections
Twenty-four prizes are up for grabs! These include one 1st and one 2nd prize in both the electronic and print media categories, across six age/year groups. Non school based entries will be judged in the appropriate year group according to the age of the entrants.
Only one 1st prize and one 2nd prize is available in each of these two categories for each age/year group. This means that individuals may be competing against groups. But don’t let that deter you! Prizes have been awarded frequently to individuals in previous years as well as to groups.
A special award is also available for the best overall community project entry received in the competition. The winning entry in this category will be awarded $1,000 to go to the nominated teacher/youth group coordinator of the eligible school/youth group (as nominated on the entry form at time of entry) to purchase equipment/materials for that school/youth group; or to a community initiative (as nominated on the entry form at time of entry) where the winner is an individual or is independent of a school/youth group.
Prizes are detailed in our terms and conditions which you will need to read and agree to before entering this competition.
Entries open on Monday, 25 June and close on Monday, 8 October.
Entry forms and competition terms and conditions have been provided as part of this resource kit. Entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form, including a statement of not more than 200 words.
There are three ways to submit your entry:
|Online||Youth Challenge Electronic Entry Form
|Post||The Tasmania Together Youth Challenge
GPO Box 123
HOBART TAS 7001
|Hand delivered||Level 7, 144 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000
At www.tasmaniatogether.com.au you will find:
Additionally, ideas and examples showing how to link entries to the Tasmania Together goals and benchmarks are shown in Attachment A of this Information Kit.
For more information please contact the Tasmania Together Progress Board on:
P 6232 7010
F 6233 5952
GPO Box 123, Hobart TAS 7001
Level 7, 144 Macquarie Street Hobart