Vision 2.0 Youth Magazine

We're seeking creative submissions from young people across Victoria for our second annual Port Phillip magazine created for young people by young people.

Creative submissions have been extended! The new deadline is Thursday 30 September.

Port Phillip's youth committee Vision FReeZA is creating their second annual magazine called Vision 2.0.

The theme of this issue is Future Vision.

This issue aims to showcase how young Victorian-based creatives are envisioning the uncertain days ahead, and the potential futures that they may help create.

City of Port Phillip’s FReeZA Youth Committee is looking for a diverse array of submissions in response to this theme. Unique and expansive interpretations of Future Vision are welcome.

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” — Soren Kierkegaard

Submission criteria

Interested in submitting your work for Vision 2.0?

Submissions are open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • Aged between 12 and 25 years
  • Lives in Victoria
  • Submits an original creative piece following the theme Future Vision. Examples of submissions include fine arts, creative writing, poetry, photography and performing arts.

Submission incentives

These creative submissions are paid opportunities for you to share your art and creative writing pieces with the City of Port Phillip community in our publication.

Not all pieces that are submitted will be selected.

Creative submission selected for publication will have their work commissioned.

The selected artists that will be published will receive $75 and a hard copy of the publication.

Submit your application

Please complete the form below to submit your application.

  • Include the title of your work in the file name and the artist's name.
  • All image file types are acceptable.
  • Please make sure the quality of the image matches the size you would like it to be.

The graphic designer (Ellen) will be in touch if they run into any issues with any of the images.

Submissions close 11.59 pm Thursday 30 September.

Submission guidelines

Your details
Such as she, he, they, your name
Please enter in format: [date] [month] [year]. For example: 1 January 1990
Please note, submissions for Vision 2.0 are only open to residents of Victoria
This will be included in the publication. We encourage you to include your handle here if you have an Instagram account.
Your work
Tell us a little about the work you're submitting. How does it reflect the theme of "Future Vision"?
Please provide a link, such as Drop Box or Google Drive, to your high quality final artwork. You can also submit your artwork via youth@portphillip.vic.gov.au
We recommend adding this if possible
The pages of the magazine will likely be A4 in size which can affect how the work is displayed
Consent

Selection process

Successful submissions will be selected by a panel of local artists, from a variety of disciplines.

Key selection criteria include:

  • Originality
  • Execution
  • Relevance to theme

Successful applicants will be contacted via email in October.

Questions

If you have any questions about your submission, please email youth@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Please include ‘Vision 2.0’ in the subject line.

Vision FReeZA 1.0

Young people in the Victorian community have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 due to loss of casual employment, disruption to schooling, and few opportunities to socialise with peers.

As most of our community transitioned into the online world, what was missing was a connection, embodiment, and tactile experiences. This collective reflection allowed for the City of Port Phillip's 2020 FReeZA Committee, named 'Vision FReeZA', to combine the tactile sensation and promotion of emerging artists into a zine - a small self-published magazine.

'Vision' was thoughtfully constructed in hope to bring some of the experiences that were missing during much of 2020: connection, art, dance, language, culture, voice, humour and creativity.

Vision Issue 1