Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition

Details about a series of Anzac Centenary competitions designed specially for South Australians, will be available from this website at the beginning of April 2016, including  opening and closing dates, guidelines and application forms.

The competitions are designed to encourage South Australian’s to engage with the Anzac Centenary and to contribute their entries to this website to form part of the Anzac Centenary Time Capsule project; a harvesting of the site’s digital content for future generations to revisit at the Anzac Bi-Centenary in 2114-2118; one hundred years from now.

Competitions will be repeated annually. An overview of the proposed competitions is provided below:

‘Reflections’ on the Anzac Centenary  – Short Film Competition

The short film competition invites South Australian’s to create a short film (up to 7 minutes duration) that examines what the First World War and a Century of Service means to you either as an individual,  part of a community, or as a member of an organisation.  Entries will be uploaded onto this website and viewers will be invited to vote for their favourites.  A selection of copyright free materials will be supplied for entrants to use. These will be available for download from the website from 1 February.  Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entrants who attract the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes, as well as overall prizes awarded by our judging panel, which will made up of digital storytelling professionals and commentators.

Music from World War 1 – Audio Recordings

This competition invites South Australian’s to create audio recordings of music from World War 1. The sheet music for a number of pieces will be made available from the State Library of South Australia Collection.  All Sheet music has either been composed or published by a South Australian.  Entrants will be able to upload their recordings of individual musicians, choirs, orchestra’s or bands onto the website, where audiences will be able to vote for their favourites.  Any instrument can be used from clarinet to kazoo, voice soloist, duo, quartet, a capella, school choir, community choir, brass band, jazz, hip-hop, rap, electronic, folk and blues or full orchestral rendering.  You decide!  A selection of favourites will be invited to perform at a public concert. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entrants who attract the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes as well as overall prizes awarded by our judging panel made up of musicians, conductors and composers. There will also be a category for original compositions so start composing now!

World War 1 and a Century of Service – Anzac100_SA_Mashup

For those who like to work in digital content creation this competition will be an opportunity to present a digital ‘montage’ of up to 100 seconds duration. Combining visual and aural references particular to the South Australian experience of the First World War, or any aspect of Australia’s military and peacekeeping operations over the last one hundred years that South Australian’s are interested to highlight via this format. Entries will be uploaded onto this website and viewers will be invited to vote for their favourite Anzac100_SA_ Mashup. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entrants who attract the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes as well as overall prizes awarded by our judging panel which will be made up of digital content creators and commentators.  A selection of copyright free materials will be available for use.

 

The Anzac Centenary  in one picture – Anzac100_SA_SingleFrame

We all agree a picture paints a thousand words and that’s why for those who like to work in 2D art, either using traditional materials such as brush, pencil and paper or digital technology including camera, special effects or video art – or a combination of the two – this is the competition for you.  A single image concept that encapsulates the Anzac Centenary is what we’re looking for here. It can  be any facet of the Anzac Centenary that resonates with you. Entries will be uploaded into an image gallery on this website and viewers will be invited to vote for their favourites. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entrants who attract the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes as well as overall prizes awarded by our judging panel which will be made up of art practitioners, educators and curators.  A selection of copyright free materials will be made available for use and as inspiration for your single image artwork.

The Anzac Centenary in words – Anzac100_SA_Wordworks

We love antiquarians and historians who have written comprehensive factual and interpretative books about the Anzacs, but we’re not looking for ‘wordworks’ of that kind here.  We’re inviting you to let your creative juices flow and to express your reflections on the Anzac Centenary through prose, a short story, poem or short play be it one for the theatre or screen.  You can write about your relative who served at Gallipoli, in the Sinai or on the Western Front. You can write about yourself and what the Anzac Centenary means to you. Entries will be published online for viewers to read and vote for their favourites. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entrants who attract the most People’s Choice votes, as well as overall prizes awarded by our judging panel made up of professional writers, creative writing educators and editors.

 

If you’re interested in these competitions, please contact us here and tell us which competition appeals to you most.

If you register for the Anzac Centenary South Australia E-News, we will send you updates as soon as they become available.

If you become a member of the Cheer Up Hut Club, you’ll be sent examples to inspire you, plus we will keep you up to date with all the competition news, including the great prizes on offer!