Critical Disability Studies Thematic Group
Social Sciences Week: High School Competition
Online Writing and Art Competition
“Sociology and Disability Justice: Participation, Respect, and Celebration.”
Entries open August 9th and close October 10th 2021
All Australian high school students in senior years are invited to participate.
You are invited to enter a written piece or a visual artwork that examines issues of disability injustice, exclusion and discrimination using a sociological lens.
Your written or artistic work should show the issue/s you are identifying as well as what needs to change to promote justice, inclusion, and participation of people with disability.
To get you thinking - Sociology is the study of:
- human life and behaviour,
- how societies are organised and function,
- how some people are treated differently, and/or
- why some people are unable to achieve things in society that others have access to.
- Visual artworks can be a drawing, painting, mixed media, photograph, video, three- dimensional sculpture or other artistic representation.
- Written submissions can be stories, poems, essays, songs or another original written work up to 600 words in length.
- We encourage the submission of diverse expression at various levels of expertise and form.
- Your writing or artwork must be submitted in a digital version using the online submission form. All submissions will be publicly viewable online.
- Entry is free.
- Prize packs for winners in each state and territory include:
- Student membership of The Australian Sociology Association
- A $120 gift voucher for Officeworks and
- A copy of the book “Growing up Disabled in Australia”
- The overall people’s choice winner will also receive an iPad.
To help you prepare your written or artistic work, resources and more information on how to enter the competition are available via the green accordion sections below: