YMCA African Alliance Youth Voices Competition

YMCA African Alliance Youth Voices Competition 28 Oct 2015
In Calls For Submissions, Literature Deadline: 20 November 2015 Press release: Make your voice heard, stand the chance to have your work publish and win a prize!
As African youth, our views and
opinions must shape the present and future of our countries and continent. This means they must be heard. So it’s time to imagine… what kind of Africa do you want? What will it take to make sure that African youth are
part of decisions and change that
affects us?
How can we do this?
ESSAYS
Submissions must focus on:
– Youth role in effecting change
– Decision-makers role in ensuring
youth are driving the African
Renaissance
– Reference must be made to Agenda
2063, the African Union development
plan for Africa, as a vehicle for
change and how youth can push for
its implementation
Length: 1 000 – 2 500 words
Prize: Tablet PC to the value of USD
200
POETRY
Submissions must focus on:
– an Africa full of possibilities for
empowered youth to take action for
positive change
Prize: Tablet PC to the value of USD
200
SHORT STORIES
Submissions must focus on:
– Portrayal of an African youth
identity that is based on belief (in
self, in Africa, in change) and pride
– Focus areas may be on any of the
following from a youth perspective:
health, education, unemployment,
technology, economic opportunities,
masculinity, justice, radicalisation
Length: 500 – 2 000 words
Prize

: Tablet PC to the Value of USD
200
PHOTOS/GRAPHIC INTERPRETATIONS
Submissions must focus on:
– a graphic portray of youth and
positive African identity
Entries must be submitted in High
Resolution format.
Prize: Voucher for photographic or
art equipment to the value of USD
200
COMPETITION RULES
Deadline: 20 November 2015
Winners’ announcement: 30
November 2015
You have to be under 35 to enter and
must state your age with your entry.
You may enter as many times as you
like in all categories.
Submissions must be your own work
For more information and competition
posters go to our website:
http://www.africaymca.org
Entries must be sent to news@
africaymca.org and must include your
full name, your country, your email
address, your phone number, your
age and which category you are
entering.
The winners, as well as those placed
second and third, will be published in
an African Youth Scenarios e-book
with worldwide distribution, as well
as featured on AAYMCA website and
youth online platform.
That’s it. No other rules. So let your
creative juices flow! Get started now!
Ends
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