Nottingham Loves…


Are you young, creative, fresh, aged 13-24 years and need a platform to explore your creativity?

Join Nottingham Loves…, enter our competition and represent your city!

The Nottingham Young Creative Awards is the competition which is gaining recognition by creative businesses in Nottingham. The awards are an opportunity for young people to showcase their creative work, network with future employers, and gain valuable industry experience. Entries also have a chance of winning fantastic cash prizes, and exhibit work, as well as an opportunity to gain work experience and mentoring.

In 2014 for the Nottingham Young Creative Awards we are in search of young people, aged 13 years – 24 years old, to represent and celebrate the best young talent Nottingham has to offer.

The theme for the Young Creative Awards 2014 is:

Nottingham Loves…

What is it that you think Nottingham Loves… and what do you love about Nottingham? There are many great things about the city and through this competition; you can share what notts-loves4you love with others. Nottingham loves young people… because it is a young city. Nottingham loves art and culture, its history and style, cricket, its communities, diverse, new and established, its parks and wildlife. Nottingham loves creative people, fashion, and comedy, and music. The list is huge, but it is up to you to show us what you think Nottingham and Nottingham people love.

You can enter any of the categories listed below in order to stand a chance of winning prizes, gaining recognition at a prestigious show case event and featured in the local press. Entering the competition gives you access to creative industry specialists, writers, designers, film makers and many more. The awards recognise the talent and imagination of young people.

notts-loves2You are invited to submit a piece(s) of your creative work which could highlight aspects of what you love about Nottingham? What would you love Nottingham to be celebrated for? Be as creative, unique, experimental and expressive as you like within the categories of your choice based around the theme. The most successful of past winners have not only been creative but they have met the brief and have given us a new way of seeing Nottingham.

To enter the Young Creative Awards, make yourself heard by creating something that you can give your voice to and become part of a showcase of young creative talent here in Nottingham. Just show us what you see in the theme: –

Nottingham Loves…

Nottingham Loves… categories for 2014: notts-loves5
• Architecture and Design
• Animation and Digital Media
• Creative Writing
• Dance
• Fashion and Textiles
• Film
• Graphic Design
• Music
• Photography
• Visual Arts

The formal Launch of 2014 Young Creative Awards will take place in the autumn, when the awards will be open for entry until 24th March 2014.

The official entry details and criteria will be available in time for the launch. Don’t hesitate to start preparing now! The competition is open to anyone who lives, studies or works in Nottingham. You may enter as an individual, as a group, as a class/study group or club.

The Young Creative Awards are managed by One Nottingham and organised by a consortium of partners from across the creative industries and education in the city.

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