Tea-Towel Competition
Are you an interested community member, artist or designer keen to have your design published? Then this opportunity is for you...

Leadership Ballarat & Western Region wants you to celebrate the identity of Ballarat and the Western Region that captures the diversity theme.

"communities that we call home"

The chosen designer will then complete four private workshops at learn 2 Screen-Print to re-produce their design onto tea towels that will be given to community leaders on leadership program.

Workshop prize package is valued at $1000, with publicity & recognition ongoing...

The chosen design will be transformed into an iconic LBWR Tea-Towel print.

1. The design must be in one colour

2. Artwork must be produced in the dimensions of a Tea-Towel: 70cmX50cm

3. Can be produced either in portrait or landscape format.

4. Work submitted can be: illustrations, painting, mixed media, digital art.

5. The design can incorporate the use of words, be purely illustrative, or a combination.

6. Only 2D design will be accepted, hard copy entries to be submitted on thick weight artist quality paper, images can be digital, no canvasses will be accepted.

How to enter

The artist must submit a statement with their work, to ecplain how their design realtes to the design theme (max 200 words)

Up tp 3 entries per person, will be accepted. Entry due by Monday 22nd April 2012.

Digital entries can be submitted electronically to:

Hard copy entries can be submitted to LBWR Level 4- 17 Lydiard St North during business hours.

Entries will be judged by members of the LBWR Committee. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.

The winning entry will be showcased on our website from 1st May 2012 and notified by phone.

It is the responsibility of the designer to collect their artwork from LBWR between 7th-18th May 2012


Youth Spaces and Places

 For a chance to win a $50 JB Hi Fi voucher, let us know what you think

 New youth spaces in Ballarat are a subject of discussion at the City of Ballarat and Youth Services wants to hear ideas and opinions of local young people.    Let us know what types of youth-friendly places should be developed in the Ballarat municipality and where these spaces should be located by completing the following quick survey Youth Spaces & Places Survey

 All young people who complete the survey are eligible to enter the draw toWIN a $50 JB HiFi voucher

The Gutsy Challenge
Did you know that 1.5 million teenagers and children in Australia are classified as obese or overweight? It is an alarming statistic, however we can do more to motivate our youth to eat more fruit and veg.

The Gutsy challenge asks young people to eat fruit and veg to raise money for Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer research. 26 Australians die each day from GI Cancer and it is the most common form of cancer.

The gutsy challenge asks young people to seek sponsorship to eat 2 fruit and 4 veg a day for 1 week. The gutsy challenge runs from March- 30th November 2012. It's easy to take part. Partcipants simply sign up at

You have the opportunity to win movie tickets, digital photo keyring, portable DVD player, camcorder and more...


The City of Ballarat and UnitingCare are undertaking research to identify barriers for young people accessing appropriate accommodation in the Ballarat area. If you are aged between 16 and 25 and live in the Ballarat area, please take some time to fill in the following survey. Your responses will then be used by Council to enable strategies that help provide accessible and affordable accommodation for the city's youth.

The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and can be found at the following link:  

If you wish to enter the draw for ONE OF FIVE $50 MYER VOUCHERS, please leave your details at the end of the survey. To ensure participant anonymity, your details will be kept separately from your responses.

Step Back Think
Step Back Think is an anti-violence organisation aiming to eradicate the unnecessary violence that happens on the streets of Melbourne.
We are looking to the youth of Melbourne to design a poster that will incorporate everything that Step Back Think are about. We want you to design a poster that makes people think about what they are really getting out of a fight and the repercussions of their actions (thought provoking).

ABC Open is on the lookout  for budding young photographers across Victoria to get involved in the ShutterUp Online project.
ShutterUp Online invites photographers, aged 14 to 24 years, to submit their best photos (maximum 3) to the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale's (BIFB) special events program.


Dream Jeams Competition, 
Ever dreamt of your perfect pair of jeans? Here's your chance to make them a reality!
This is your chance to have your dream jeans custom made. If you win, you will be invited to The Ziggy Studio in Melbourne where you'll work with me to create your own custom pair of Ziggy Jeans. You choose everything: fabric, fit, colour, stitching, distressing… whatever you like. Your design will then be named after you and put into my next range, that's huge right?
Not only will you get to collaborate with me, you will also win a $500 wardrobe. For the not so lucky; five runners up will also score a pair of Ziggy jeans.

The Cup Project,
Offering young Australian creatives, like yourself, the chance to get your work seen... looking for 18-24 year olds to submit work now! Submissions from artists, illustrators, new media kids, poets and those who like to get up to creative things are all accepted.

The ABC runs this site for young people to express themselves via blogs, videos, audio and words. They also hold a competition every year. Have a look and see some of the amazing stuff being tasked about by other young people all around.

NCPIC Short Film Competition,
The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) Short Film Competition gives young people aged between the ages of 16 and 25 years the opportunity to showcase their creative talent and express their thoughts and ideas about cannabis. This year the competition will focus on cannabis and its impact upon young people and their educational achievements.