Leading online charity YouthNet are calling young visual artists around the UK to voice what they think about the recession through the medium of art. Talented 16 to 25-year-olds can showcase their creativity by submitting a photograph, film or comic to the competition, illustrating how the financial crisis has impacted them and their communities. Thanks to support from Egg and the Citi Foundation, the competition offers £1000 prize to the winner, and £300 to three runners-up.
Volunteer judges for the competition include Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Design, Ashley Goodall, artists Yinka Shonibare and Matthew Stone, and Animation Director at Aardman, Nigel Davies. The winners and runners up will be announced at an awards ceremony in May and the winning artwork will be on display at Egg’s offices in Derby and Canary Wharf and on TheSite.org, YouthNet’s guide to life for 16 to 25-year-olds. The competition opened on January 27 and closes on April 30, 2010.