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Guerrilla Reportage

- Are you 25 or under?
- Want to get your voice heard?
- Express your opinion?
- Tired of the same biased media coverage?
- Want to give your side of the story?

NOISEfestival.com is searching for the unheard voices of young creative people in the UK and Europe.

‘NOISE Guerrilla Reportage’ wants to see creative ways of documenting your sub-culture. Subjects could include portraits of your friends, yourself, or a tour around your creative space, to how you survive as a creative outsider in your community or how you keep your culture alive. NOISE Guerrilla Reporters can also try hard-hitting issues, covering young people whose voices are not heard by the mainstream media.

Here‘s your opportunity to be a Guerrilla Reporter for your generation, your culture, your way of life and to champion your vision.

The challenge is to reinvent the definition of Reportage:
Def: Reportage body of media coverage of a particular topic or event, including news reporting and analysis.
Reportage is also a term for an eye-witness genre of journalism: an individual's report of events, especially when witnessed firsthand, distributed through the media.
Literary reportage is the art of blending documentary, reportage-style observations, with personal experience, perception, and anecdotal evidence, in a form of literature called creative non-fiction. The prose is more polished and longer than a newspaper article.

What do you get?
-- Get the chance to be mentored by your local BBC station (18-25 years, UK only)
-- NOISE ‘Dream Job’ placements in leading media companies such as BBC, Film24, etc (18-25 years, UK only)
-- £1,000 worth of creative equipment of your choice for entries that explore local roots, heritage and identity - where you come from, who you are, and what it means for your future. Click here for more information.
-- During the October showcase, the best pieces of work will be showcased via NOISE media partners across the UK and Europe. (All Ages up to 25)
-- The opportunity to develop and get your piece aired nationally & internationally on either television, radio, online or in magazines (All ages up to 25)

How do you enter?
You can submit stories using words, illustration, blogs, mobile phone pics/clips, photos, film/video, podcasts or animation. Audio/visual pieces should be no more than 3 minutes long. Word and photography can be submitted as blogs, articles or photo-stories of not more than 3 pages.

Click here to download a copy of the NOISE Guerrilla Reportage brief and for more information and examples of ‘Reportage’ style images visit www.NOISEfestival.com/reportage

Submit your entries at www.NOISEfestival.com
The deadline for entries is 31st July 2008
The entries will be judged by the NOISE Team and a panel of media professionals.
The finalists will be notified during August 2008

What is the NOISE Festival?
NOISE Festival (www.NOISEfestival.com) is a Europe-wide media showcase for young creative people aged 25 and under, and is NOW open for submissions and it's free to take part!

NOISE exhibits any creative work that can be shown on screen including music, film, fashion, design, architecture, written word, graphic design, fine art and illustration.

If you’re a bedroom genius and want to get recognition for your work you can submit and upload up to six original pieces of artwork (and enter as many NOISE projects as you wish) to NOISEfestival.com. In September NOISE Curators, a panel of acclaimed industry pros, including Zaha Hadid for Architecture; Badly Drawn Boy for music; Tom Dixon (Habitat) for Product Design; Richard Billingham for Photography; Norman Rosenthal (of the Royal Academy of Art) for Fine Art and James Sommerville (of Attik design) for Graphics, New Media and Advertising, will select the best work to showcase on the NOISE website and throughout the media.

During the festival in October 2008 top NOISE talent will take over the nation's press via our media partners, including BBC, MTV and MSN and loads of creative magazines will provide features, profiles and programmes to help kick-start your creative careers, and secure a credible, far reaching platform to promote your work. www.NOISEfestival.com will also become the main hub of activity showcasing the best new work from the next generation of creative talent.

NOISE Festival 2008 will offer young creative geniuses across the country media coverage and the exposure to help advance their careers in the creative industries.

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