‘Life At Home: Bathurst’, a new storytelling competition

28 APRIL 2020

‘Life At Home: Bathurst’, a new storytelling competition

A new storytelling competition will give Bathurst residents the opportunity to creatively share their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

  • Charles Sturt University academic launches Bathurst region storytelling competition across four formats

Senior lecturer in journalism in the Charles Sturt School of Communication and Creative Industries Mr Jock Cheetham is launching the ‘Life At Home: Bathurst’ storytelling competition following the successful first-time writing and photo competition for the Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival in March.

“I encourage residents in the Bathurst region to share their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown via one of four formats,” Mr Cheetham said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown is something we are all experiencing, so it’s a timely and significant theme that we can all draw from and relate to.

“I will be hosting a session on Saturday 2 May at 11am as part of the Reader’s and Writer’s Festival to give feedback on people’s draft entries.”

The new ‘Life At Home: Bathurst’ feedback session on Saturday is a joint effort between Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival, the Bathurst Reader’s and Writer’s Festival, and BooksPlus.

The competition formats are:

*   Photography (1 or 2 photos: hi-res jpg, 1 megabyte (MB) to 10MB)
*   Writing (500 words: Word doc)
*   Audio (90 to 120 seconds: link to SoundCloud or equivalent)
*   Video (30 to 90 seconds: link to YouTube upload or equivalent)

See more details for the ‘Life At Home: Bathurst’ storytelling competition, including information about the feedback session on Saturday 2 May.

See the entries and winning stories in the Multicultural Storytelling Festival written stories competition

See the entries and winning photos in the Multicultural Storytelling Festival photo competition

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mr Jock Cheetham contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au . Photos from the previous competition are also available for use by negotiation.

Image used with this story: 'WAHLUU' (2017, acrylic on canvas) by Bathurst artist Jock Alexander. Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery)

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