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The Grotto Project’s ’50×50 Seconds for 50 Years’ competition

Do you have a smartphone and a vision of what higher education has looked like in the past, or might look like in 50 years?

As part of the University of Newcastle‘s 50th anniversary celebrations, the community is being asked to think creatively about the history and future of the university, and create an entry for a smartphone video competition.

UON’s School of Creative Arts and The Grotto Project present ’50×50 Seconds for 50 Years’ competition, is asking people to consider what has happened at the UON in the past and what might the future look like, and to share their ideas in a 50 second video, captured on their smartphone.

From the entries received by the competition deadline of Friday 8 May 2015, the unedited videos of 50 winners will be chosen and featured in and immersive video installation, to be exhibited at the UON Central Coast Fine Art Building.

A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the most original video and 50 LED televisions, used to display the videos during the exhibition, will be awarded to 50 successful entrants.

The 50×50 Seconds for 50 Years exhibition will be launched at the UON Central Coast Campus on Thursday May 21 2015, and will be exhibited in the campus’ Fine Arts Building from 10am to 5pm from Friday May 22 to Saturday May 23 2015.

Entries are welcome from anyone who has a vision of the UON and the place that is has in its communities. You don’t need to be a student or staff member to enter.

For more information visit www.newcastle.edu.au/events/celebrating-50-years/50×50          


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