Yeah the youth! Applications for Queensland Youth Week 2020 open to Ipswich community

Applications are now open for young people, not-for-profits and Parents and Citizens Associations across Ipswich to share in $50,000 worth of grants to celebrate Queensland Youth Week 2020.

Queensland Youth Week will be from 1 to 9 April 2020.

Grant applications will be assessed on four criteria, the young people the proposal is targeted at, project’s aim and alignment to the Queensland Youth Strategy, how the money will be used and how young people are involved in the project.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said Queensland Youth Week is all about celebrating friendship, strength and unity of people aged 12-25 years.

“Applications are now open for grants of up to $2,000, so if you have a great idea for a project or event we want to hear from you,” Ms Howard said.

“The Queensland Youth Engagement Panel came up with theme for this year, ‘Yeah the youth!’, which is all about celebrating who our young people are and everything they offer to our great state.”

There are also a range of prizes on offer for young artists to design the artwork that will represent Queensland Youth Week.

“For our art competition, we’re looking for designs from young artists that represent the theme,” Ms Howard said.

Ms Howard said the winning artwork would be used across Queensland Youth Week promotions and materials, with funded projects and events held during Queensland Youth Week.

“The young Queenslanders of today are becoming the leaders of tomorrow – I’m always inspired listening to them tell me about the things that matter to them, their creative ideas, and their passion for making the world a better place.”

There is more $1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs with the winner to receive a $500 Mastercard gift card, a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium with Pro Pen 2 graphic design tablet valued at $399 and a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Gimbal valued at $159.

Applications for grants and for the art competition both close midnight Sunday 15 December 2019.

For more information visit: www.qld.gov.au/youthweek

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