Thursday 19th July 2012
Young people could see their digital artwork displayed on giant screens across the UK alongside images of sporting heroes like Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis during the Olympic Games.
The opportunity is part of a project to encourage young people to create innovative and inspiring digital art based on the theme of the Olympic Truce, the tradition of competing countries agreeing to a period of truce during the Games.
Run by London-based arts organisation, A New Direction, and not-for-profit arts and design commissioning agency Creative Intelligence Agency, Truce is urging young digital artists to consider what truce might mean to individuals, cultures, communities and countries.
Successful entrants will have their artwork displayed on big screens that will be erected at 22 BBC Live sites that will be in every UK nation and region during the London 2012 Games.
Chief executive of A New Direction, Steve Moffitt, said: "We want to explore what truce means to our society today. Is it shaking hands, putting down arms or ending a disagreement?
"We're calling on young people to reflect on the concept of truce and respond to it creatively, giving us their perspective.
"All artwork will be uploaded onto our online gallery and will be considered for incorporation into videos for display on the BBC Live sites across the capital during London 2012."
To contribute digital artwork, be it photography, film or animation visit http://www.trucearts.org or email email@example.com. Closing dates for submissions are July 20 and September 13.