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Creative Art Competition for Young South Asian Women

Generations of change:

A Creative Art Competition for Young South Asian Women

Brought to you by CASSA’s South Asian Women’s Action Collective

SAWAC invites you to submit your work for a competition for young writers and artists, aimed at offering South Asian women between the ages of 15-30, the opportunity to engage with issues related to gender-based violence, showcase their work, and ultimately, be part of a movement to bring about positive social change in their communities.

Selected submissions will be published in Generations of Change: Youth Art Exhibition 2012. Four entries will be selected for cash awards.  

Eligibility: Any self-identified South Asianwoman, between the ages of 15-30

 Contest Guidelines:

  • Acceptable submissions include written work (poems, short stories, essays) and visual art (paintings, drawings, graphic designs)
  • Word limit for written work: maximum of 1500 words
  • The following information must be submitted with each entry: title of artwork, artist’s full name and contact information

Closing Date: May 31, 2012

Submit your entry to: or

SAWAC’s Young Artists Competition

2401 Eglinton Ave E., Suite 212

M1K 2N8, Toronto, ON 

For more information, contact:

Hadia Akhtar, Youth Engagement Coordinator

No: 416-932-1359 x11

Project Background:

This competition is part of SAWAC’s Generations of Change project.

SAWAC works with women in the Scarborough-area to come up with creative strategies to end systemic and domestic violence against women. SAWAC`s first project, Generations of Change is a three-year project, funded by the City of Toronto, aimed at mobilizing young South Asian women to become leaders in the struggle against violence against women in their communities.

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South Asian Women’s Action Collective works with self-identified women in the Scarborough-area to come up with creative strategies to end systemic and domestic Violence Against Women (VAW). We are a working group under the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA).