Prize pool boost for annual ARTZ Blitz

July 2, 2017 by  

The prize pool for the annual ARTZ Blitz has been boosted for this year’s competition together with two new categories introduced for young writers.

The community art competition run by Kingston Arts, and aimed at digital, visual and creative writing enthusiasts in Moorabbin and across the City of Kingston, has returned bigger and better.

According to a spokesman for the organisers, the event annually challenges writers and artists to create an illustration of their work in the space of a day after a secret theme is revealed.

He said the artwork can be presented as creative writing, digital media, 3D or 2D. Once completed, the works are then required to be delivered to the Kingston Arts Centre in Moorabbin to go on display in the G1 and G2 galleries.

A panel of experts will then judge the entries listed in the exhibition catalogues.

The spokesman said that for the first time this year, organisers were updating the competition to seek both visual artwork and written pieces at the same time, once the theme is announced on August 11. He said:

“Writers will no longer be asked to respond to an exhibited artwork but produce a fiction or non-fiction work in their own right, up to 150 words in length, which fits within the constraints of an A4 page.”

Winners of the creative writing and visual arts sections will receive $1,000, which is twice as much as last year. Two new categories aimed at young writers have also been introduced.