There is more than $4800 up for grabs including six $500 category winners! Entry is FREE.
ENTER NOW and until 30 June 2020
Generator: I Hope I Win $500 is an art and talent quest for people (over age 18) who live work or study in the Liverpool Local Government Area (in one of the suburbs in Liverpool Council) and who have created new work since 1 March 2020.
This competition is supported by Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and recognises that while we all are getting used to working in different ways that for many people the challenges of avoiding COVID-19 has sparked creativity. This is an opportunity to share your creativity, with a chance to win $500.
Who is eligible to apply?
This is a competition for creative people and artists, from first time attempts to those experienced with their art forms. The competition is supported by Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to support local residents, to encourage creativity and artistic projects and to discover the range of talent in Liverpool Local Government area.
Groups/bands/collectives are also welcome to apply as long as they practice and demonstrate physical distancing measures as recommended by the NSW Government. If you are applying as a group please choose one person to act as the representative who will give their personal details in this form.
The competition is open to any individual or group:
who is 18 or older
who lives, works or studies or belongs to an art group in the Liverpool Local Government area (NSW)
who have created new work since 1 March 2020
Please note that the following persons, and their immediate families, are ineligible to enter this competition:
Current Liverpool City Councilors and current Council employees; and
Directors and Board Members.
What types of artworks can I submit?
The six categories are open to artwork in any medium - you just need to be able to send us a digital version of the work. You choose your category. We are open to a wide scope of creativity and that could include: performance, dance, comedy, video, drawing, new music/song, cartoons, memes, painting, sculpture, stop motion animation, cake decorating, ice carving, party tricks, circus routines etc - whatever the creative project is that you have been working on since 1 March 2020.
As long as your work does not infringe copyright or any permission rules, works for this competition:
may be any material or form
may be made from any kind of material and/or computer program and/or device
must be made after 1 March 2020
Important information about copyright and permissions
We are encouraging you to enter original work created by you (or your group). This generally means your own work that doesn’t also feature work originally created by other people. For example we are encouraging original songs or music rather than covers of other artists songs. If your work does feature work by another person you will need to provide their permission for you to use the work and/or a release form that gives us permission to use it online. There is an upload section in this form that allows you to do this should you need to.
Important infomation about physical distancing
Applicants should practice physical distancing at all times. This includes when making the work, capturing the work, and submitting the work. Collaborative or group works can be made - be creative! More information about physical distancing can be found on the NSW Government's COVID-19 website here.
How should I 'capture' my work for this competition?
We are asking you to capture/document your creative project and send it to us – photographs, video and digital images for online presentation. We are not looking for professional documentation - a photo of your sculpture on your barbeque, artwork on the kitchen table or a video of you singing in your bathroom are both ok for this prize. We want to see what it is like to make art at this time- what you have been making.
Your work should be captured for online presentation and uploaded to this form as:
a series of photographs (10 images maximum)
a video (2 minutes maximum)
a digital image
If you prefer to use a URL to share your work with us (eg. Vimeo/YouTube/Onedrive/DropBox) there is a section in the form for you to do so.
What are the Categories?
The six competition categories are open to artwork in any medium, made in variety of ways- whatever the new and original creative project is that you have been working on since March 2020. We want to see it!
Now you just need to enter! Capture a moment or tell us a story or just show us how you are feeling or what you are doing- the categories are broad to encourage for all types of entries.
The categories (open to all creative mediums) are:
Isolation Landscape - My View to the Outside
Funny - Make us LOL
What I’m Grateful for
My Colleagues at Home- furry or otherwise
Visual Narrative- Tell us a story in 10 images or less
Judging and Display
The judges are from the team at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, from the exhibitions, music, performance and events departments.
Finalists from each category will be selected weekly by the Casula Powerhouse judges and shown online
Once entries have closed, three winners from
category will be chosen from the finalists. The criteria the Casula Powerhouse judges will use to choose the three winners are:
Best creative responses to the category chosen
Best references an aspect of life, art making (or your experiences or reflections)during the avoidance of COVID-19
Best online response to the entry on Casula Powerhouse's social media platforms (this includes likes and shares).
1st place will be awarded $500, 2nd place $200 and 3rd place $100.
Entries are judged weekly and finalists selected until 30 June 2020.
Not all work entered will be shown online. You will be advised if your work is shown and if you are shortlisted as a finalist.
The judges will select the category winners from the finalists selected for each category. No correspondence will be entered into in relation to selection. The judge's selection is final.
Copyright is retained by the artist(s) who provide an non-exclusive license to Liverpool City Council in relation to presenting GENERATOR - Creative Liverpool - I Hope I Win $500 on Council digital platforms and for publicity purposes. This means that Liverpool Council has the right to present the work (in relation to this competition) but that you can also present it elsewhere.
Images provided will only be utilised in relation to this competition and publicity in relation to the prize. All work posted online will be accompanied by artists credits/acknowledgement.
Important information about how your work will be used
By submitting this form, you are agreeing to grant Liverpool City Council a non-exclusive license for the work you upload in this form. The license gives Liverpool City Council the right and permission to show the work on: Liverpool City Council Social media platforms, Liverpool City Council websites, Liverpool City Council newsletters and Liverpool City Council digital screens/projections. The license also means that the use of the work and the manner of its use across these presentation modes will be determined solely by Liverpool City Council staff. This may include uses associated with media, publicity or promotion. If further permissions are required, Casula Powerhouse will contact the applicant to request it.
About GENERATOR Program- Professional Development for Artists
GENERATOR is a new program for artists, usually providing talks and workshops for the professional development of artists. The planned professional development sessions and the call-out for creative proposals are temporarily postponed during COVID-19 but will recommence once Casula Powerhouse has re-opened. For more information click here.
Confirmation of submission.
Please note: you need to respond to all the questions with * and then submit your entry. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully submitted your entry. Good luck!
Up to five entries are permitted on sepatate forms.