YCCS has talent! We are conducting a star search for up-and-coming artists, filmmakers, activists, or poets! All YCCS students are eligible to enter the next YCCS Network Artivizm Competition for a chance to earn the title of the YCCS Artivizm Champion! The 1st Place Champion will win $1,000, 2nd place – $500, and 3rd – $250! The top-3 entries will showcase their art at the Artivizm Competition Finale!
This activity can be linked to classroom assignments, extracurricular activities, final projects, and service-learning! Principals, Academic Advisors, Teachers & Enthusiasts (Art, Film, Poetry, Spoken Word, Social Justice, Photography, etc.) should identify students to participate in the challenge and scheduled Huddles!
What is Artivizm?
Spelled “Artivism”, it is a portmanteau word combining “art” and “activist”. Artivists push political agendas by raising social justice awareness, using mediums like film, music, culture jamming, subvertising, street art, spoken word, protesting & activism.
- November 1-19 – (Email Flyers & Info To Principals, PowerAlerts To Parents & Students, Teachers & Advisors, Advisor Cop Presentations, Campus Promotional Tours)
- Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 07, Dec 14 & Jan 04 @ 2:30 pm – Weekly Huddles (Zoom) to promote engagement with coaching and tips for enhancing submissions and incentives for participants
How to Enter!
- Tuesday, January 4 – Sign-up by completing the Contest Entry Form and submit a JPG file to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Label the submission with the following information: Your Name, School Name, Poster/Entry Title
What to Expect!
Wk 1: Tue, Dec 21, 2:30 pm – YCCS Artivizm Competition Launch Huddle (Zoom Meeting)
Wk 2: Mon, Jan 10 – Due Date For Artivizm Competition Submissions (Complete Entry Form & Upload Files)
Tue, Jan 11 – YCCS Artivizm Competition Contestants Reveal (Zoom Meeting: Popular Vote Begins for Top 5)
Wk 4: Tue, Jan 25 – YCCS Artivizm Competition Finale Virtual Performance on TikTok Live (Live Celebrity Judges)!
How will submissions be judged?
- YCCS campus & community popular votes – Top 5
- A panel of 3 Celebrity Judges – Top 3
- Submissions should speak to community issues, social justice, equality, and equity (See Rubric.)
What will you win?!
1st Place: $1,000.00 2nd Place: $500.00 3rd Place: $250.00
Who should you contact?
Mr. Marlon Tobin (YCCS) email@example.com, 773-759-4822