The Greek Festival of Sydney, an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, is thrilled to announce a new and exciting project project; the “1st Greek Youth Creative Competition”. As part of the 42nd Greek Festival of Sydney that will take place between February and May 2024, the Festival Committee is planning many events that will involve the Greek and Greek-at-heart Youth of NSW with the 1st Greek Youth Creative Competition being the highlight of the festivities!
The Competition expands into three creative categories, art, writing and music and is open to three youth groups; 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-24 years of age. With the relevant theme for 2024 being “Greece within me”, young audiences are encouraged to submit their applications by 15th March 2024. Participants on each category will be able to showcase their work in a gallery set-up exhibition (art category), booklet distribution (writing category), social media coverage (music category) and the winners will receive substantial monetary awards. A special award ceremony will be held on the 21st April 2024.
To apply under the Art Category participants must submit a photo of an artwork across any of the following sub-categories: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital artwork, collage, graffiti, 3D Modelling. To apply under the Writing Category participants must submit a piece of writing in Greek or English language (maximum 1000 words) across any of the following sub-categories: short story, fan fiction, poetry, review, theatrical, piece of prose. Lastly, to apply under the Music Category participants must submit an MP4 video of max 3 min with an original music work (song, instrumental, acapella) across any of the following sub-categories: solo performance, band ensemble, duet or group performance, instrumental performance, DJ Performance.
2024 Theme: “GREECE WITHIN ME”
3 Youth Groups
- 12 – 15 years old
- 16 – 18 years old
- 19 – 24 years old
Submit a photo of an artwork across any of the following sub-categories:
- Digital Artwork
- 3D Modelling
Submit a piece of writing in Greek or English (maximum 1000 words) across any of the following sub-categories:
- Short story
- Fan Fiction
- Piece of prose
Submit an MP4 video of max 3 min with an original music work (song, instrumental, acapella) across any of the following sub-categories:
- Solo Performance
- Band Ensemble
- Duet or Group Performance
- Instrumental Performance
- DJ Performance
Entries Open – 1st December 2024
Entries Close – 15th March 2024
Judging Period – 16th– 31st March 2024
Awards Ceremony – 21st April 2024
The Greek Festival of Sydney, an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, has played a key role in providing a forum for showcasing a multitude of Greek and multi-cultural expressions for 42 years. The Greek Festival at Darling Harbour attracts over 80,000 people who are treated to a day of fine food, Greek festivities and quality live entertainment, including a performance by an international vocalist.
The Greek Festival of Sydney is an annual arts and cultural festival which runs between late February and May. The Festival’s program is varied, comprising of music and dance concerts, lectures, exhibitions, forums, workshops, theatre performances, film screenings, book launches and food events.
The Greek Festival of Sydney 2024 will be celebrating its 42nd year and we are looking for stand out applications to be included in the 2024 Greek Festival cultural program. Since its inception, the Festival has seen a vast increase in the diversity of the program of events, largely due to the emergence of second and third generation Greek-Australians within the Australian artistic and cultural scene. Greek culture is becoming more and more entrenched in contemporary and mainstream Australian culture and the Festival is committed to recognition of this through its program of events.
The Greek Festival is seeking applications and expressions of interest from all areas of the Australian, Greek and Greek-Australian arts and cultural community with links to ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary Greek culture. Event proposals are requested from all artists and groups who are involved in the areas of sport, theatre, music, dance, literature, film, comedy, visual arts, design, crafts, food and wine, history and education and any other area that falls under the arts or cultural ‘umbrella’.
The Greek Festival of Sydney encourages applications from all other cultural groups who have proposals that could enrich its’ program and provide a fresh perspective on any mutual cultural links.
All applications must be received at the Festival office by 5pm, Friday 8th December, 2023.
The Greek Festival of NSW is funded by the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales. For further information on the Festival please do not hesitate to refer to our website greekfestivalofsydney.com.au or contact our Festival Event Coordinator.
Festival Event Coordinator
P: 02 9750 0440
F: 02 9740 6362
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