Hey Teachers! The Capital E National Arts Festival is almost here and we can’t wait for you and your class to experience the many amazing, award-winning performances coming to the Creative Capital. We’ve got everything from the dexterous dance moves of GABEZ to the outrageous operatic singing of The Barber of Seville!

Of course, our Festival would be nothing without the students who come all the way to the city to spend the day with us and we would like to show our appreciation by inviting your class to take part in the Capital E Roving Review Crew Competition!

We’d love to see anything from blog posts, poems, drawings, YouTube videos, podcasts, even an interpretative dance – whatever your students feel best represents their day at the Capital E National Arts Festival.  In keeping with the Festival spirit, the more creative your review, the better! Students may enter as a group or as an individual to win a prize for their class but all entries must include an entry form signed by the teacher. 

The winning class will win either a Capital E digital experience (OnTV or MediaLab) in Term 2 2019 for up to 32 students (Years 4 -10) or 20 tickets to see Mr McGee and the Biting Flea in Wellington in Nov 2019 (ECC/NE/Y1-3)!

The process is simple:

Step 1: Create your entry (film, draw, record your response to the Capital E National Arts Festival!)

Step 2: Fill out the entry form

Step 3: Send us the link to your creation by the last day of Term 1 (Friday 12 April). Make sure to attach the entry form so we know who you are 🙂

This is the perfect way to introduce children and young people to the world of theatre reviews, teaching new ways to engage more deeply with the performing arts by reflecting on their own experiences and understanding of an artistic piece. Just as with a real theatre review, we will provide you a media kit that includes images of the performances that you may include in your entry if you wish. You can download the media kit here: https://bit.ly/2IxSLir

Photography and videography is not permitted in the theatre or during any of the performances but feel free to film anything else in between! Entries submitted to the competition may be used for publicity and marketing, eg newsletters, brochures, websites, social media and other publications.

Make sure to submit your entries to arianeg@experiencewellington.org.nz along with the entry form by 12 April 2019. The winner will be chosen and contacted by 3 May 2019