Applications for the 2019 Picture Justice Australia program are now closed.

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Participant Information Statement
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ELIGIBILITY

Are you enrolled as a Years 9-12, or aged 25 years and younger and enrolled in TAFE or university in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area in 2019? Are you interested in studying law, design, photography, journalism, justice studies, social sciences or politics?

Then Picture Justice Australia is for you!

Picture Justice Australia is a five-day workshop program that will run from 8-12 July 2019 (school holidays/session break) at Charles Sturt University’s Port Macquarie campus.

We’re inviting Years 9-12 secondary, TAFE and university students (up to 25 years of age) in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Local Government Area to take part in Picture Justice Australia, a joint research program of Charles Sturt University and Swinburne University of Technology. As researchers, we’re interested in finding out more about what you think about your community, your role as a citizen, and how you participate in democratic processes.

There are 15 places available in 2019.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this 5-day program, you will be part of a range of workshops that will focus on the themes of COMMUNITY, CITIZENRY & PROCESSES OF DEMOCRACY. They include:

  • Design Thinking: we will be weaving Design Thinking throughout the five days, starting with building empathy and conducting research, to ideation, prototyping and evaluating outcomes. Participants will be working together to share their stories and devise ways to tell them.
  • Introduction to Civics: Learn all about how our democratic system works with the Whitlam Institute’s Civics program. This will be the first time for this well-renowned workshop to be run outside Sydney!
  • Ethical interviewing: We look at some methods for documenting people’s stories, and why it’s important to consider the ethics of interviewing.
  • Photography for Storytelling: There are a range of ways to use photography to tell your story. In this workshop, we explore ways to do just that, from people to place.
  • Image editing: Learn some basic in-camera and post-shoot editing tips.
  • Narrative development: We explore ways find a common theme for an overarching narrative, bringing together the participants’ stories and preparing them for exhibition. Participants will also learn key techniques to develop their own story, and understand the importance of writing for the reader and context.
  • Story editing: Learn how to fine tune your writing to create a polished piece for your audience.
  • Seminar discussion with community leaders: Joining us will be Uncle Bill O”Brien from the Birpai Land Council and Lucilla Marshall, Group Manager for Community and Place at Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, who will talk about their role within community. Q&A session will follow.

Participants will work collaboratively to create written and visual stories based on these themes. These will become part of a projected exhibition and publication, so they can be shared with your community and become a valuable part of your portfolio of work.

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This program has been funded through Charles Sturt University’s Faculty of Arts and Education Compact Funding Scheme, with support from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

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Charles Sturt University’s Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee on: Phone: (02) 6933 4213 | Email: ethics@csu.edu.au.Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.

HERC Protocol: H19001
SERAP Approval: 2018843

HOW TO APPLY

Application are now open, closing on 31 May 2019. Below are some useful tips to help you with your application. Click on the button below to be taken to our online submissions page.

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

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The QUESTION

"How do you view your role as a citizen within your community?”
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HOW YOU CAN ANSWER

You can answer the question in a range of ways, so please feel free to be creative! This can be EITHER a written response (in essay or creative writing form between 500 and 1000 words) OR a visual response (painting, digital design, photography, drawing, collage, etc).
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DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS

All applicants will need to carefully read the participant information statement and submit a consent form, signed by a parent/guardian and participant. These are available in the download document list below.
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COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Once you have completed your response to the question, submit it via the online application link above with the signed consent form.
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HAVE QUESTIONS?

We would love to hear from you! Contact Willhemina Wahlin on wwahlin@csu.edu.au or 02 6582 9369 if you have one (or some!) questions about Picture Justice Australia.

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