Your Voice Matters (YVM27)
Adobe, leaders in the graphic design industry and creators of Photoshop, have a program called “Aspire Awards — Adobe Youth Voices”. This program encourages young people to use multimedia as a platform to make their voices heard about subjects important to them.
The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards recognizes young people as change makers in our world and seeks to strengthen their voices by bringing their projects to a global audience. The Awards partners with other media competitions and festivals around the world to bring these compelling projects to thousands of viewers worldwide. (from their website)
Young people have been submitting work for the past several months and you can view the finalists from those submissions here. Voting has just closed for the Audience Award and winners will be announced on June 18. I encourage everyone to have a look at some of the outstanding work performed by this upcoming generation of artists and activists. There are several different categories, including documentary, music video, and poetry. You can also go like their Facebook page to keep updated on the awards and call for entries for next year.
Speak and people will listen. You may not see an immediate impact, but if what you have to say is reasoned and comes from the heart, your voice will matter.