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‘Knock ya Socks Off’ as part of Youth Month

Knock ya Socks Off
Ingrid Deighton, Levi Fuller and Savya Gurung wearing funky socks.

Budding fashion designers and artists can put their best foot forward in a competition that will ‘Knock ya Socks Off’ as part of Bundaberg Regional Council Youth Month activities.

The competition calls on Bundaberg Region youth aged 12 to 25 to create their very own sock design.

The three winning designs will be mass produced and the socks will be handed out at various youth events as prizes.

Bundaberg Regional Council community development officer Adam Poole said the concept was developed in consultation with the Youth Development Action Team (YDAT).

“Our department is often hosting or attending youth events and we’ve often thought it would be great to have something to hand out to young people that they actually want,” Adam said.

“Because we have a group of young people whose advice we can call on for situations like this we decided to get the YDAT involved.

“We’re so glad we did because the socks, and creating the designs through a competition, was entirely this group’s concept.

“Knock ya Socks off is a bit of fun during Youth Month but, more than that, it’s an excellent example of how, by working together with the region’s young people, we can create programs and initiatives that will better engage youth.”

Knock ya Socks Off
Submit your own design, entries for the Knock ya Socks Off competition close 7 May.

YDAT member Libby Boas said the group was brainstorming different ideas of things that could be given away for Youth Week, and events in general.

“I proposed socks as a fun option, as they are versatile and trendy at the moment,” Libby said.

“As we discussed it further someone suggested allowing the local youth to design them and making it a competition, we all agreed it was a fantastic idea.

“It’s an easy and super fun activity and an especially engaging opportunity for the many talented young artists in Bundaberg.

“You might even end up with everyone wearing the socks you designed, which I think is pretty cool!”

Libby said YDAT was important because it allowed local young people to “have a voice, take up a bit of leadership, and help make this community an even better place”.

Entry forms, available from Council’s website, must be submitted by Friday 7 May, 2021.

For more information about the Knock ya Socks Off competition, or to find out what other activities are available throughout Youth Month head to the website.

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