You’ve been wading through the motions of 2020.
You keep going with art and writing.
Should you dare to win a prize?
Participate in art and create?

Above Water 2020 is now open for submissions!

Above Water is the annual creative writing and illustration competition hosted by the Creative Arts and Media Departments of the University of Melbourne Student Union. Shortlisted submissions are published within the anthology, with prizes for winners in both categories.

Peel back the lilypads and submit artwork and written pieces to by July 22nd, 11:59PM. You must be a current student at the University of Melbourne to enter. This deadline was extended from the 15th of July.

Written and Art Submission Guidelines:

Check out the Facebook event for reminders to submit and updates from the UMSU Creative Arts and Media departments.

We are waiting for your wonderings. Get ready.

Artwork: Kitman Yeung.
Above Water Logo: Bethany Cherry based on the original design by Clara Jose.

This competition runs as part of UMSU. UMSU, as well as the Creative Arts and Media Offices, are located on the Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to the First Nations students in this community. The land we are on and the lands we are working from were stolen and sovereignty was never ceded.