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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

LifeSupport: Change Through Art Competition

What has the recession meant to you? LifeSupport: Change through art, a project of online guide to life, is challenging comic creators to express their view on the Globalization Crisis.

Creators are being encouraged to create a photograph, film or comic that represents what the recession means to you and you could win £1000* and have your work judged by the Managing Director of Saatchi Design, Ashley Goodall, Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonibare and comic artist Jamie McKelvie.

There is less than a three weeks left of the competition, so if you want to enter make sure you get your entry by no later than midnight on 30th April 2010.

Shortlisted and winning artwork will appear on the online guide to life for 16-25s, TheSite.org, and be displayed at an awards event in London.

LifeSupport: Change through art is a project of online guide to life, TheSite.org, made possible by funding from the Citi Foundation.

“Young people are one of the groups hardest hit by the recession, so it’s vital that they’re given an outlet to get their voices heard," says Fiona Dawe, Chief Executive of YouthNet. "This competition provides young people with an opportunity to express how the economic crisis has impacted their lives so that they feel empowered in an area that can often feel crowded by the opinions of the older generations.”

• See all of LifeSupport's latest comic entries here or for details of how to enter see our join in page.

*The winner will receive any prize of their choice; as long as it’s related to their field of art; to the value of £1000 and three runners up win prizes of their choice to the value of £300. Be it a course or equipment, competition sponsor Egg and the Citi Foundation will purchase the prize on your behalf if you successfully impress our judges!

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