Competition

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99 WORLD ARTISTS Launch a Unique ONLINE LIVE EVENT to Select ARTISTS to Represent the UKEPRESENT THE UK

UK: www.99worldartists.com today announced booking for an event to find 2 undiscovered artists to represent the UK on their global art community! 192 UK Artists are taking part in the Contest, and a public vote was held last week, with more than 10,000 votes cast, with 20 of the best artists from the UK shortlisted for the live event.

This online live event kicks off on 6th February at 3 pm culminating with the final on Valentine’s day at 3 pm.  This exciting live Contest will feature the shortlisted artists presenting their artwork to an eclectic panel of judges AND a live audience who will get their chance to vote for their favourite artists!

Terry Adams of Arts Council England says “I wanted to be involved in this innovative programme and project, showcasing emerging talent on a local and national level in the UK.”

“I’ve been astounded by the high quality of Art that has been submitted. We’ve had a wide range of artists from all over the UK, from all different backgrounds and ages” says Vineet Vijh, Founder of 99 World Artists.

Lovejit Dhaliwal. an award-winning documentary maker, radio presenter &  journalist with a long career at the BBC, working on programmes such as Woman’s Hour, World Business Report and Newsday, has been announced as one of the competition hosts.

About 99 World Artists: We are a global community of handpicked emerging artists from across the world. Our mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in Art. We find hidden talent from every corner of the earth, providing guidance and assistance to artists to help them promote their work.

About our judges:

We have carefully selected a panel of judges. Including representatives from the Arts Council UK. Each judge has a diverse set of interests and specialisms. The judges will be looking for creativity, interesting ideas and skilful execution. The Contest is to select the artists, rather than judge a single painting.

Terry Adams, Senior Project Manager, Diversity, Arts Council England. His role encompasses, promoting and delivering Arts Council England’s agenda on diversity, equality and inclusion, and responding to the sectors’ approaches and engagement on these matters.  His background includes research and consultancy for national and international media providers, as well as business and organisational development for established and fledgling individuals and organisations from Black, Asian and other culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Dr Richard Davey is a Senior Research Fellow in Historical and Critical Studies in the Department of Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University. As well as being an academic with a PhD in Theology from the University of Nottingham that looked at how an artist’s faith might impact on their work, he is also a writer and curator with an international reputation.  He has written several books and catalogues for the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He was a juror for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2016 and is currently writing books, three other artists, as well as developing an international project on the Grammar of Art.

Sujata Bajaj trained in India and France. She has a PhD in fine arts and her thesis was on India Tribal Art. She received a French Government Scholarship to study at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris. She currently lives and works in Paris.  There is an influence of both French and Indian Art in her work. She has worked with different art forms and media such as etching, woodcut, sculpture, murals, ceramics, fibreglass and metals. Presently she is working with mixed media and acrylics.  Her works are included in national & international, private and public collections. She is the author of 4 books and has a series of honours and awards to her name.

Geetha Sridhar is a professional dancer, performer, tutor and choreographer with a career spanning over 30 years. Geetha has combined disciplines of yoga, martial arts and freestyle movement with Bharathanatyam in her body of work.  Geetha was featured on the BBC4 Program’ BBC Young Dancer’ both a judging panellist and mentor. Geetha’s passion for visual arts is reflected in her practice of the traditional Art of kolam . Her work was displayed at the ‘Street-Women of India’ Exhibition in Krimsky Hall, Moscow (1988) for the ‘Festival of India’ in USSR, alongside her taught workshops.

Emily Moore, is a freelance interior designer and Art teacher, she graduated from the London College of Fashion. Part of her education included obtaining a City and Guilds Diploma in Interior design. Emily says to be a skilful interior designer; you must have a good eye for colour, pattern and textures  Emily believes that Art can be a decorative element that can complement a design space because Art is one of the key elements to the home. She appreciates the inspiration it provides, the way it lifts a space and the joy that comes from sourcing artwork from around the world.  She thinks, Art not only finishes a room it also creates a wonderful conversation piece that brings joy to the home.

For more information contact:

vineetvijh@99worldartists.com and go to www.99worldartists.com

Fireworks competition takes off despite coronavirus threat

AN ANNUAL national fireworks event which faced the axe due to Covid restrictions has gone off with a bang.

More than 5,000 spectators witnessed the major competition – one of the largest outdoor entertainment gatherings since the coronavirus lockdown began – thanks to a line-marking robot who assisted with social distancing.

Firework Champions, which has run every summer for 16 years, brought together a trio of companies that each prepared a 10-minute musically choreographed showcase to compete at Belvoir Castle, near Grantham, on Saturday evening.

After an audience text vote, Explosive Fireworks were hailed champions.

The event had been thrown into chaos when the government announced the national lockdown at the end of March.
But organisers MLE Pyrotechnics were relieved to hear the news in July that large outdoor events could go ahead if they were Covid-19 secure.

Mat Lawrence, of MLE Pyrotechnics, said: “At the earliest opportunity we opened discussions with local councils for each of the four remaining events in the Firework Champions calendar. This was supported by expert help from our independent safety advisers.
“With our ticketing system we looked at purchases over the last six years, both day and pre-booked, and this enabled us to work out the average people per bubble and the spacing required.”

The organisers had to provide marked out boxes to achieve successful social distancing and this was done thanks to significant investment into a robotic line marker which allowed 60km of boundaries to be marked to 1cm accuracy.

Diagrams and maps were distributed and communication made with all ticket holders prior to the event, while touch-free hand sanitisers were also installed at the venue.

UKLoos provided toilets and event staff checked the queues for social distancing while first aid facilities were also on hand.
The drive-in site held 900 cars, located 620 metres from the fireworks, so the organisers provided the only Martin Audio Longbow PA system in the UK to allow the music to be thrown a long distance.

MLE Pyrotechnics is still basking in the positive feedback it has received from Saturday’s audience and is now offering its line-marking service out under the brand Event Marking.
The company has three more fireworks events planned this year:

Stanford Hall – Saturday 29 August
Eastnor Castle – Saturday 5 September
Ragley Hall – Saturday 12 September
Tickets can be purchased from www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

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Students shortlisted for the Justis International Writing Competition 2020 with £2000 grand prize


For the third year in a row, a selection of international students have been shortlisted for the Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition. The 30 student articles that made the shortlist have now been anonymously sent for judging by a selection of exceptional and well-respected professionals from the legal sector.

With entries from students at 98 universities in 30 countries around the world, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the truly global nature of the competition. We’re excited to announce shortlisted entries from India to Trinidad and Tobago, alongside entries from students at institutions in the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Belarus, the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing at vLex Justis said: “Each year our team is impressed with the quality of the entries from students around the world, and this year we have had a difficult time choosing a shortlist from such a fantastic range of entries. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and wish the students who have been shortlisted the best of luck in the next stage of the competition”.

The shortlisted entries are now with our panel of ten judges, which includes Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister, who will determine the winner of the £2,000 grand prize and publication in the Legal Cheek Journal. Best in Category winners will each receive £250 and be published on the Justis and vLex blogs. All winners will be included in our newsletter, which reaches thousands of practitioners and law schools around the world.

The shortlist includes entries from students at a range of leading universities, including University College London, BPP University, Monash University, Dr. Ram Lohiya National Law University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Cardiff University, City, University of London, University of Bologna, Kingston University London, Hugh Wooding Law School, Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, University of York, Macquarie University, University of Bristol, Dublin City University, American University, University of Sydney, University of St Andrews, Bocconi University, Maastricht University, Universitas Indonesia, London School of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, University of Warwick and Belarusian State University.

View the full shortlist:

Writing Competition 2020: Shortlisted entries

Meet our judging panel:

Writing Competition

About the Justis writing competition

The Justis writing competition started in 2017, and has since become an annual activity for many students around the world. Since its creation, the competition has awarded prizes to students from Harvard University, University of Auckland, The City Law School, University of London, the University of Oxford, and Trinity College Dublin.

For more information on the competition please contact
vLex Press, Justis, a vLex company
London, United Kingdom
+442072848080
press@vlex.com

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Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister amongst competition judges for Justis Writing Competition


This week, legal technology company Justis have announced the judges for their annual Law and Technology International Writing Competition, which include Robert Rinder, also known as Judge Rinder from the popular TV show, and best-selling author The Secret Barrister.

The company behind the international competition, which has a grand prize of £2,000, also announced a one-week extension to the competition deadline, giving students from around the world extra time to write and submit their entries. The new deadline for the competition will be the 8th of December 2019.

Alongside Robert Rinder, and The Secret Barrister, the competition also has an impressive variety of expert judges from the fields of law, technology, research and publishing, including:

• Pete Ward, Editor of Modern Law Magazine
• Aishah Hussain, Reporter for Legal Cheek, the UK’s most-read legal website
• Dr Liz Dowthwaite, Research Fellow, specialising in online data, privacy and social media at the University of Nottingham
• Tom Bangay, Director of Content at Juro
• Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of Justis, a vLex company
• Emily Allbon, Creator of tldr.legal and Senior Lecturer, Director of Mooting, and Programme Director LLB in Legal Practice at The City Law School, City, University of London,
• Roger V. Skalbeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the University of Richmond
• David Wills, Editor of Legal Information Management and Squire Law Librarian at the University of Cambridge

About the competition

The Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2020 launched on the 1st October 2019 for its third consecutive year. The competition, which accepts entries from university and college students around the world, tasks them to write 1,000 words on one of three topics. This year the topics are: technology and the future of legal practice social media, data and privacy, and access to justice and technology.

With a grand prize of £2,000 and publication on the popular Legal Cheek Journal – one of the most read legal websites in the UK – Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing for Justis, who oversees the competition, hopes that they will receive more entries than ever before, and talks about how this competition can help students to stand out in an overcrowded job market:

“Moving from university to the workplace can be challenging and very competitive, and we hope this competition can help students stand out from the crowd with their ability to produce professional, thought-provoking articles. Last year we received so many fantastic entries and I am hoping we receive even more this year.”

Alongside the grand prize for the overall winner, three prizes of £250 will be awarded to three authors voted best in category. Each judge will be anonymously scoring shortlisted entries in the new year, shortly before the best in category winners, and overall winner, are announced in spring 2020.

Additionally, the overall winner and best in category articles will be published on the Justis and vLex blogs, and also included in Justis’ international newsletter that reaches thousands of legal practitioners around the world. In past years, competition entries have been published in Legal Information Management and on the popular Artificial Lawyer website.

Past winners of the competition include students from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, the University of London, BPP, and the University of Auckland. Roisin Costello, the Overall Winner from 2018 shares her thoughts on the competition:

“The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to expose your writing to Justis’ international readership, and an associated impact for your research findings and ideas few students receive. The competition is exceptional, as the caliber of entries included on the shortlist this year illustrated and I can only imagine this will become even more evident in coming years.”

To submit your entry and for information on the judges visit: https://www.justis.com/writing-competition-submit/

To sign up for competition updates, or for more information on the competition and topics, visit: https://promos.vlex.com/wc2020/

Contact information: press@vlex.com

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International Writing Competition offers students a £2,000 Grand Prize

The Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2020 is launching on the 1st October 2019 for its third consecutive year. Unlike previous years the competition topics have been released early to give students more time. The popular competition that receives entries from students around the world tasks students to write 1,000 words on one of three topics. This year the topics are: Technology & the future of legal practice, Social Media, Data and Privacy and Access to Justice and Technology.

With a grand prize of £2,000 and publication on the popular Legal Cheek Journal – one of the most read legal websites in the UK – Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing for Justis, who oversees the competition, hopes that they will receive more entries than ever before.

“Moving from university to the workplace can be challenging and very competitive, and we hope this competition can help students stand out from the crowd with their ability to produce professional, thought-provoking articles. Last year we received so many fantastic entries and I am hoping we receive even more this year.”

Alongside the overall winner, three prizes of £250 will be awarded to three authors voted Best in Category, by a panel of distinguished judges, which have previously included Nicole Allaband, Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, David F. Wills, Editor, Legal Information Management (LIM) and Squire Law Librarian, University of Cambridge, Liesel Weekes, President of the Barbados Bar Association and Jennifer Walker, Head Librarian at County of Carleton Law Association.

Additionally, the overall winner and best in category articles will be published on the Justis and vLex blogs and included in Justis’ international newsletter that reaches thousands of legal practitioners around the world. In past years, competition entries have been published in Legal Information Management and Artificial Lawyer.

Past winners of the competition include students from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, the University of London, BPP, and the University of Auckland. Roisin Costello, the Overall Winner from 2018 shares her thoughts on the competition:

“The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to expose your writing to Justis’ international readership, and an associated impact for your research findings and ideas few students receive. The competition is exceptional, as the caliber of entries included on the shortlist this year illustrated and I can only imagine this will become even more evident in coming years.”

This year, students are asked to submit their entries before the 1st December 2019. The shortlist and winners will then be announced at the start of spring 2020. For full details on the competition, guidance on the topics and entry requirements please visit: https://promos.vlex.com/wc2020/

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