Celebrating the faithful creative

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Cooranbong, New South Wales

An arts festival hosted by Adventist Media Network and Avondale College of Higher Education is offering $AU5500 to those whose work best demonstrates faithful creativity.

Manifest received a record 86 entries this past year.

Manifest invites entries for original creative pieces in filmmaking, instrumental music composition, photography, song composition and writing. It will give up to $1000 for the winning entries in each of six competitions.

“We seek to create a community of artists who believe churches should foster creativity and become centres for creativity and creative influence in our communities,” says co-convenor Brenton Stacey, public relations officer at Avondale.

The competitions have proved popular—Manifest received a record 86 entries this past year.

Manifest, now in its fourth year, is coordinated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific through Adventist Media Network and Avondale. Highlights this year include the Breath fine art exhibition, the premiere of the feature film Hell and Mr Fudge, a co-production with UK-based drama troupe Searchlight Theatre Company of Chariot: the Eric Liddell story and the return of contemporary Christian music pioneer Robert Wolfgramm to stage in the concert All My Friends Are Sinners.

Competition entries close at 12 pm on Friday, March 7. Winners are announced during the Gabe Reynaud Awards in Ladies Chapel on Avondale Lake Macquarie campus on Saturday, March 22.

For more information visit <www.artsmanifest.info>.