Annie Leonard took these pictures of last year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival.
THIS summer around 250 participants from across the arts will perform at Ventnor Fringe Festival and with so much going on we’re looking for a talented team of reviewers to uncover the best talent at the festival and share their recommendations.
In a special partnership, between Ventnor Fringe, the Isle of Wight Film Festival and the Isle of Wight County Press, we are looking for four emerging journalists who will be provided with an access all areas pass to any performance or event of their choice — with the challenge of reviewing all the work they see.
Three of the team will cover the action at the Fringe, one of the team will be asked to focus their attention on this year’s Isle of Wight Film Festival, which is taking place over the same dates, August 15 to 18.
Each day the reviews will be published online for audiences to see and a selection of the best will be printed in the following week’s County Press.
We are looking for talented individuals with an original voice, interested in a range of mediums and who love to discover new and emerging artists.
This exciting opportunity is open to all 16 to 24 year olds from the Island and all you need to do to enter is send a 250-word review of an arts event, film, gig or exhibition you have recently seen and a panel of judges from Ventnor Fringe Festival, the Isle of Wight Film Festival and the County Press will select their favourites.
The deadline for entries is noon, July 13.
Entries must be entirely the author’s own work. Members of staff at County Press and Ventnor Fringe Festival and their relatives are not eligible to enter. Entries can be sent to Ventnor Fringe Festival/IW County Press, Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1ST, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The judges’ decision is final.