Clueless what to do on Africa Day? Don’t worry, we got you!
In a bid to celebrate African unity through arts with an artistic flair, The Real Zim is running a competition that could make the 25th of May a day to remember. The Real Zim is a grassroots initiative that seeks to do away with the negative and dull paint used to paint Zimbabwe, by celebrating the positives through literal arts and global citizenship. This they are doing via their blog which has contributors from various spheres of art and also hands on initiatives that will make you be proud of being a Zimbo!
Now back to the competition, the theme is ‘Celebrating African Unity through Art.’ Applicants are encouraged to interpret the theme through artistic works including but not limited to visual art (including drawings and photography), prose, poetry, music, and dance. Prose should not be more than 800 words, videos should not exceed 15 minutes, whilst music clips should be 5 minutes long. Deadline for submission is the 17th of May and successful applicants will be contacted on or before the 24th of May 2016. Now the prizes are to die for. The first prize will be a themed photoshoot courtesy of The Real Zim team, second prize tickets to the Tiri Afrika – Africa Day concert, whilst the third prize will be the applicant’s brand consultancy (including logo creation and design). Now the Tiri Afrika concert (presented by Young People For Others) is a huge gathering with big names like the #Mukoko hitmaker Ammara Brown, Vera, the gwenyambira Tribe Afros, Afrofusion group Pachena Jmas, Jazz and Blues Vocals – Chioneso Lawrence, Rae Lyric the Poet, and Pash the divne saxophone player, among others.
For more information on the competition you can visit their blog here, like their Facebook page, or follow them on twitter. The liker of things will also be glad to know that The Real Zim is looking for creative contributors for their blog and initiatives.