Play Now Act Now Creative Competition for '06/07

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Published Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Creative Competition for Young People - over $10,000 in prize money. Examine issues around the harms/hazards associated with drinking alcohol e.g: social, moral or ethical issues where the questions posed in the work are far more thought provoking than the possible solutions.
Play Now Act Now is a film, graphic design and writing competition for young people aged 16 to 25 in NSW. Now in its fifth year Play Now Act Now is an exciting opportunity for young people to have their say and win a share in $12,000 in cash prizes.

Play Now Act Now recognises that young people do and will drink alcohol and use other drugs, and sets out to minimise the harms associated with this. Play Now Act Now is a health education initiative that invites young people to produce creative resources focussing on issues associated with the usage of alcohol and other drugs eg health, social, political, moral or ethical issues.

Creative Competition

There are 4 main competition categories in the 2006/07 Competition: Film/Video, Creative Writing, Graphic Design and Mobile Movies.

Finalists from each category will be premiered at the Competition Launch in Sydney during Youth Week 2007, before heading off on a statewide tour. Finalists will be selected primarily on content and the artist's ability to convey their story. Creativity, knowledge, insight and an opinion on the topic will be vital. Competition deadline is 23rd February 2007. All entries must abide by the competition guidelines and must be produced by NSW residents aged 16 to 25 years. Entry to Play Now Act Now is free.

Prizes for the 2006/2007 Competition include:

  • Film/Video 1st Prize: $5,000 + industry placement + training courses + equipment hire
  • Film/Video 2nd Prize: $1,000 + training courses + equipment hire
  • Film/video 3rd Prize: Training courses + equipment hire
  • Creative Writing1st Prize: $2,000
  • Creative Writing 2nd Prize: $500
  • Graphic Design1st Prize: $2,000
  • Graphic Design 2nd Prize: $500
  • Mobile Movies 1st Prize: $500
  • Mobile Movies 2nd Prize: $200
Information sessions

Numerous information sessions about the competition and the issues associated with the usage of alcohol and other drugs will be held across NSW.

Resource Kit

Play Now Act Now will produce a resource kit, for distribution throughout NSW, containing a DVD copy of the finalists' work, an educational booklet, alcohol and other drug fact sheet and information about the initiative.


Check out for more information, entry forms & a profile on the 2005 Competition.

For Further information contact:
Katrina Douglas at

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