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Entries for the Young Creative Awards 2021 Are Now Open

19 February 21 words: LeftLion

Are you a creative aged between 11-24 that lives, works or studies in Notts? You might just be in with a shot of bagging yourself a Young Creative Award...

The awards are the annual celebration of the talented young people living, studying and working in our beautiful city – and they’re back open again for another year. There are an array of categories young creatives can enter themselves into, including Animation & Digital Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Design & Architecture, Fashion & Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

There’s no theme – it’s just a great way for young people to show off their talents, develop contacts, and perhaps even to launch their own creative career. They can conjure up something new to submit, or even show off existing work.

Each category is split into three age bands, 11-15, 16-18 and 19-24, which is then judged by a panel of industry experts. Previous winners include former LeftLion Editor Bridie Squires, illustrator Kate Sharp and embroiderer Liss Cooke, who after her win went onto help design a dress for Beyoncé.

More previous YCA winners have gone on to creative heights including performing at Glastonbury, having a book published, taking part in international festivals, and even having a top ten record. Winners also get opportunities to take part in exhibitions and showcase events, and to take up work placements and mentoring opportunities with creative businesses in the city.

With cash prizes and a whole load of opportunities up for grabs, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by entering. Participants have until Wednesday 21 April 2021 to submit their entry, and shortlisted finalists will be announced in early June, with the overall list of winners announced a few weeks later.

For more information, or to submit your entry, visit:

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