MAKING MOVIES: Gladstone Youth for Cultural Diversity member Jasmine Elliott, 15, has organised with her peers a video-making competition reflecting people's vision for Gladstone, Australia and the world in 2035 in conjunction with National Youth Week coming up. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
MAKING MOVIES: Gladstone Youth for Cultural Diversity member Jasmine Elliott, 15, has organised with her peers a video-making competition reflecting people's vision for Gladstone, Australia and the world in 2035 in conjunction with National Youth Week coming up. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA210316FILM

Youth to make visionary films for the year 2035

WHAT are your visions for Gladstone, Australia and the world for the year of 2035?

That's the question members of Gladstone Youth for Cultural Diversity (GYCD) are calling on Gladstone youth to answer in the form of a video.

GYCD have put together a competition called '2035 Vision: Youth In The Spotlight' in conjunction with the 2016's National Youth Week's theme, Be The Future coming up on April 8.

To enter the short video competition you have to create a film including your visions for the future and how you will be a part of it.

GYCD member Jasmine Elliott said it would be interesting to see how younger members of the community wished to contribute to the future of not only the region, but the world.

"We are the youth of the region, and the driving force for any visions we have for the future," she said.

"This competition is about making those visions known, and presenting it in a creative manner."

While Jasmine can't enter the competition, her visions for 2035 include a society focused on achieving less racism in the world and striving for a better inclusion of diverse cultures.

"You could do this by profiling leaders of cultural community groups, going to and videoing cultural events or even writing a song and filming it."

Ms Elliott said the videos would be judged on content and creativity.

"Areas the films should cover include health, environment, employment, education and social well-being," Jasmine added.

Prizes include a $100 gift voucher for each category, including Best Individual Video, Best Group Video and the video which has received the most likes on Facebook, after it has been posted.

The competition closes on March 29.

The Gladstone community is invited to check out the videos at a showcase night on April 7 at the CQUniversity Leo Zussino building.

For more information on the competition visit the GYCD Facebook page or phone 0487422142.



Midwife testifies at inquest into Gladstone baby's death

Midwife testifies at inquest into Gladstone baby's death

'I slipped, fell to my knees and the baby had come out of my hands'.

Company buys $1.5m of property for Agnes projects

Company buys $1.5m of property for Agnes projects

Stockwell has launched two new residential projects.

GEA forced to wait on $300k project decision

GEA forced to wait on $300k project decision

Funding request for Interactive Visual Walkway put on hold.

Local Partners