• Create1World 2017

    Creative activism competition and conference


Create1World 2017

A competition and conference encouraging high school pupils to create one world through art and creativity.

Create1World Competition 2017

Massey University invites high school students in years 9 to 13 to enter the Create1World 2017 competition.

The competition requires you to use your creativity to create an art piece that encourages audiences to join together as a global community and solve some of the big problems we face as a planet.

Media studies category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize.

Produce either a layered narrative film (3 minutes or longer) OR a researched film documentary (4 minutes or longer) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Drama category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize.

Devise and perform a short drama (6 to 10 minutes) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Creative writing category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize.

Produce a crafted and controlled piece of creative writing in the genre of either poetry or short story that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Music category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize

Compose and record an original song (1 to 3 minutes long) that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Visual arts category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize

Use art-making conventions to produce an image or object that responds to ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Social studies category

  • $200 first prize, $100 second prize, $50 third prize

Provide creative documentary evidence (using creative non-fiction writing, visual imagery or a multimedia output, 6 to 10 minutes) of an original social studies project you have developed (individually or in a team) that implements ideas of creative activism and global citizenship.

Competition details

1. Think about how creativity can help us better understand and resolve global problems faced by humanity in the 21st century. Themes might include sustainability, peace, human rights, climate change, refugees, global inequality, international law or the responsibilities of multinational organisations.
2. Think about what it might mean to be a "global citizen". There are some research resources (including a report written by young people) on the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies website at http://nzcgs.org.nz/ but you are also encouraged to develop your own ideas about creating global unity through art.
3. Check out some of the "inspiration items" on the Create1World Facebook page.
4. Take your ideas and turn them into a creative output in one of the six categories below. Competition entries do not have to be new work. As long as they fit the criteria, entries can be from work already submitted as part of your school work, or something created in previous years. First, second and third prizes will be awarded for each category at both the Auckland and Wellington events. There is also a $250 People’s Choice Award at each event for the entry that gets the most likes on the Create1World Facebook page.
5. Check the finer details by clicking "Read More":

  • Promotion Period: The promotion will consist of one contest period (the "Promotion Period") which commences on 1 March 2017 at 12:01am New Zealand Standard Time ("NZST") and ends at 5pm NZST on 2 May 2017.
  • Eligibility: The promotion is open to all Year 9-13 school students who are currently resident in New Zealand. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of Massey University and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies are not eligible to participate.
  • You are welcome to submit more than one entry per person/team.
  • Your entry must meet the competition rules in order to be considered for judging.
  • Judging: Preliminary judging will occur during the two weeks after the competition closes on 2 May 2017 by staff members from the Massey University College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Finalists will be announced on 16 May 2017. The finalists will be invited to perform or present their submissions at one of two showcase events - either in Wellington (on 30 June) or Albany (July 6), and be judged at that event by the Final Judging Panel consisting of leading New Zealand artists in each field. The winning submissions will strongly connect to the theme of creative activism and global citizenship and display high levels of creativity and originality.
  • Winner Selection: The Wellington event winners will be selected by the Final Judging Panel on 30 June 2017 and the Albany event winners will be selected by the Final Judging Panel on July 6 2017. Results will be announced on the Create1World Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/create1world/ and the Massey University website as soon as possible after each event.
  • By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to these Promotion Rules and the decisions of Massey University, which are final and binding in all respects.
  • Prize Description: The prize will consist of cash awards for first, second and third place in each category. Massey University may add product prizes or other cash prizes to the prize pool at any time. Prizes will be paid directly to individual winners – prizes may NOT be paid to schools.
  • Winner notification: Winners will be notified at the event. If a winner is unable to attend that event, they will be notified by email within three (3) business days of the announcement. If, after three reasonable attempts to contact the winners have been made, a winner is still unable to be contacted, the prize may be forfeited and a new winner will be determined.
  • The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Only Massey University may elect, at their discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equal value for any given reason.
  • Massey University may change, extend or amend or cancel the competition at any time. The terms and the completion details may be subject to change.
  • Subject to ‘Use of Winners’ Details’ for the purposes specified below, any information entrants provide to the organisers will not be provided to any third party. You have the right to access and request correction of this information. o Use of Winners’ Details: By accepting their prize, the winner grants permission, without further compensation, to the organisers to use the prize winner’s image, name, school and biographical material in any medium of communication including but not limited to marketing or promotional purposes.

6. Upload your submission to the Create1World Facebook page by 5pm NZST on Tuesday 2 May 2017.
7. Preliminary judging will take place following this date. A selection of submissions will be chosen as finalists and announced on Tuesday May 16, 2017.  Finalists will be invited to perform/present at a showcase event as part of the Create1World Conference on either 30 June 2017 or 6 July 2017.

Create1World Conference 2017

Create1World is a free, creative activism conference especially for high school students. Join us for lunch and amazing inspirational creative speakers.

This one-day event is aligned with NCEA achievement standards in media studies, social studies, drama, music and English. It will give you the opportunity to ask the big questions and share your ideas about the role of art and creativity in global citizenship. The day will include a range of performances, and time spent engaging with a panel of award-winning artists from all over the world. Be there when the winner of the Create1World competition, chosen by our panel of celebrity judges, is announced!

2017 conference dates

  • Wellington – Friday 30 June 2017
  • Auckland – Thursday 6 July 2017

Register to attend the conference

Stay in touch

Stay tuned about the latest developments through the Create1World Facebook page and Create1World Twitter account.

If you have any questions about the competition or the conference, please email cre8oneworld@gmail.com.

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