Celebrating Young People – Youth Week 2020

The 'People’s Choice' award for Youth Week art attracted 146 votes from the community, mainly from young people, and was won by Grace Quinn.
Youth Week 2020

The September Youth Week event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions. We were excited about this day of celebration of young people in the community, so we had to think outside the square and take the celebrations online.   

Our Skate Park Day was redesigned into a video project. We’re working with the Sanctuary Point Public School to film students during their lunchtime while they use the park and show off their talents and tricks.

The Street Art Competition received 10 exceptional entries from two local primary schools. Sharon Goldsmith, the owner of a local barber shop, allowed us to use the shop window to display the artworks and have a voting option on the counter. 

We turned the artworks into a short video that you can watch below and invited votes and young people’s opinions of the artworks via text message, email or Facebook comments. We also worked with the two schools that had entries and asked that the students vote on the artworks. 

On social media, we had over 12 shares of the video and more than 1500 engagements across many local accounts. All across the Shoalhaven, the message was getting out about how talented our Bay and Basin young people are. The ‘People’s Choice’ award attracted 146 votes from the community, mainly from young people, and was won by Grace Quinn. Second Prize went to Evie Reid and a Highly Commended to Loralei Compagnoni and Shaylee.

We are so grateful for the collaboration and support of:

  • Local Community Champion Sharon Goldsmith from Shop Between the Flags and Sanctuary Point Barber Shop and for letting us use the window. 
  • Headspace for providing the prizes from Volcom and who shared the competition with their huge audience on Facebook.  
  • Shoalhaven City Council for funding the Youth Week grant  
  • Sanctuary Point Community Pride Inc, the auspicing body for the funds (and who was going to run the BBQ) 
  • Local schools that supported, promoted and encouraged young people to enter and then vote 
  • Nowra Art Supplies for providing a discount for the art supply component of the prizes 


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