COMPETITION: What’s your issue?

We want to hear about how you are addressing issues through media or art!

COMPETITION: What’s your issue?


How do you use art or media to tackle issues? That is what we want to find out in 2017!

With so many issues in the world, it can be difficult to get your cause recognised.

Although we at Voice pride ourselves on covering a wide variety of topics, we know we aren't hitting everything. That's why we aren't afraid to put our hands up occasionally and say 'We need help'. That is where you come in.

We want to hear about your art or media projects, whether they be local or national, and how they are helping to tackle an issue faced in the world today.

Are you running an art or media project that seeks to help tackle homelessness or addiction? Maybe you run a project in aid of palliative care? Is your art project engaging NEET's? Whatever social issue it is, we want to hear about it!

For example, the collective of indie musicians who banded together to perform 'Gimme Shelter' at the NME awards to raise money in aid of the ongoing refugee crisis.


We are offering two winning places in this competition – one for individual or group entrants, and one for organisations. We will also be choosing two runner ups in each category for highly commendable projects.

Both winners will receive interviews and feature pieces in the first instance, and subsequently follow-up interviews throughout the year.

The winning entrants will also help to shape our editorial content over the year, with features and blogs covering the topic in detail, and even have an impact on the shows we review at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe.

And if that wasn't enough, we have £100 to donate to the winning causes! So there's plenty of reasons to submit an entry!

To Enter

Individual entrants must be 13-25 to enter.

Organisations must be either a registered charity, or registered with Company House

To enter, please email the following by 23:59 on 2nd April:

Your name, age and address

A description of the issue in question, and how it is you are using art and media to tackle it – this could be 200 words or a 3m video or audio.

Documentation of your work (no physical works please!!) via email. This can be a photograph, text document, video or recording of your work. We will accept multiple pieces of documentation for a single work.

Please be sure to write 'What's Your Issue - competition entry' into the email subject line.

NB: We welcome all art forms. If you aren't sure that your piece of artwork is suitable for entry, please email the Voice editor at

Judges to be announced shortly.

Photo: Sean_Marshall


Tom Inniss

Tom Inniss Voice Team

Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe..

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