Tyca CHALLENGE | Week One

In the first week we are asking you to send in your ideas about SPECS! How can you represent this everyday item in any art form?

Tyca challenge week one

Using our 2020 Vision of the future theme, we are looking for ideas that reflect your hopes and dreams for the future as well as a reflection about where you are right now. 

  • We want you to make a piece of dance or theatre, music or rap.

  • Put brush to canvas, bake a cake, or create a piece of sculpture or send us a picture of your drawing or image of some grafitti.

  • Create and read a poem or a piece of writing or make some music that shows us your ideas about seeing more clearly into the future.

Whichever way you choose to create your masterpiece is fine with us! The only limit is your imagination - ideas can be as simple or as complicated as you like, as straightforward and as crazy as you like.

Want to hear more?

Click on the video for your age group to find out more ...

16-25 year olds

11-15 year olds

10 years and under

Some ideas to fire up your imagination ... 


Maybe you want to create a pair of specs using lego, a sponge cake or other materials? Maybe you want to paint or draw a pair of specs?


What do specs represent? A way to see more clearly?  


Can you make a piece of dance or theatre, create and read a poem or a piece of writing or make some music that shows us your ideas about seeing more clearly into the future?

How to ENTER

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Step 1. Choose what you want to enter - stretch your imagination!

Take a look at the tips we suggest each week, but don't feel limited by them... this is your entry, so be yourself.


Step 2. Make sure you have filled out all the relevant boxes on the entry form

Importantly, please check our terms and conditions so you know how your entry will be used and displayed. We also have our privacy policy and safeguarding children's policy at the foot of each page on the website.


Step 3. Don't forget to attach your file!

You can submit your entry through this website on the entry form. If your file is bigger than 50mb, please contact us on ku.oc.notnuatstra%40olleh and we will arrange for you to submit your work in another way.

Please send your entries for uploading by Monday 25th May

 Winners will be notified 14 days after the close of that week's competition

Check out our FAQ page if you have any questions...