With each theme relating to 2020 Future Vision, there will be a £20 prize for the best entry in each age group and at the end of the four challenges we will have a grand prize for the overall winner in each age group of £100.

Tyca challenge week two

At the current time in the UK more and more people are wearing masks when they go outside to protect them and others against the coronavirus.
What do masks do? 
They may protect us from germs, they may hide our faces, they can make our faces look completely different.

  • If you are a dancer or a musician, perhaps you would like to create a short dance or piece of music about the idea of being hidden, or hiding, as masks hide our faces. 

  • Or maybe you would like to paint, draw or make a sculpture of your own mask design.

  • If you like writing, you could send us piece of writing or a poem or rap that expresses your feelings about hiding behind a mask. 

  • We would like you to design your own mask, it can be a fantasy, superhero, animal or whatever you can dream up – anything goes! And send us a photo of you wearing it.

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.

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    The mask theme, inspired by Go Create, will be launched as a schools Tyca/Go Create workshop collaboration to secondary schools next month.

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16-25 year olds

11-15 year olds

Under 10 year olds

Some ideas to fire up your imagination ... 


Perhaps reflect on the meaning of masks and how they may protect us – create a piece of theatre that reflects upon our reactions to a masked face, or a dance that explores barriers between people. 


Or maybe you can design and make a weird, wonderful mask that you can use to protect yourself when you go outside to public places.


Or you could create a piece of writing, a poem or a rap about what using a mask in everyday life means to you.

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.

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

Please send your entries for uploading by Monday 29th June

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