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Why you should enter the Young Creative Awards

The awards are celebrating ten years of supporting and nurturing the creative talent of young people who live, work or study in Nottingham.

They are still accepting applicants for the 2018 awards until the 23rd of March.

There are a variety of creative subjects that you can enter yourselves into, with categories including:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Animation and Digital Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theatre and Visual Arts.

This year the theme is No Theme, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual awards.

Nottingham Trent University student Rebecca Constable won the 2016 awards with her story about being dyslexic, and won the Creative Writing category as well as being the overall winner.

Following this, she has had her book ‘IMPACT’ published with DayGlo Books, which is the first book to be printed on 12 different tints of paper, with a font called ‘open dyslexia’ aimed to help people with dyslexia read.

She said: “I have been invited to speak at many events such as The Literacy Matters conference and have opened Nottingham’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023.

“I have attended several book readings with the audience of dyslexia groups, teachers and other groups interested all over the country.”

She was also recently invited to London by the British Dyslexia Association and was nominated and won an award, along with being asked to perform a reading.

“Entering the Young Creative Awards has given me so much confidence and opened so many future opportunities for me.

“I would – and do – encourage everyone to enter this competition and have as much fun as I did!”

Prizes included cash, industry experience and mentoring from major creative businesses based in Nottingham.

You can enter the awards here.

By Eve Smallman

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