YoorallaTEE aims to redefine disability

IT’S time for a change. It’s time to ‘redefine disability’. Yooralla is calling all designers from across Australia and the globe to submit a design entry into the YoorallaTEE t-shirt design competition. You can be a part of the change.

YoorallaTEE is a t-shirt design competition open to anyone anywhere who has the imagination to redefine how disability is perceived in society.

It’s a team effort to change the face of disability in the community so YoorallaTEE will be run online via 99designs and in partnership with Yooralla, Dangerfield, and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation. Last year’s competition received over 1800 designs from around the world which is expected to be topped this year.

Entries are now open until April 24, 2014.

Yooralla Client Rights and Empowerment Practitioner and ambassador Tully Zygier encourages all designers to get involved in changing the perception of disability.

“This year’s theme of ‘Redefine Disability’ asks artists and designers to change the image of disability by challenging traditional ideas and celebrating abilities.

“All you have to do is think about how you would redefine disability, create a t-shirt design, and enter the competition,” Ms Zygier said.

The top 10 finalists that create designs that best redefine disability will have their designs printed and sold on t-shirts in Dangerfield stores nationally and internationally online. Adding to the mix, the top 10 finalists will also receive a share in $7000 in cash and prizes.

And it all goes back into the community – proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go towards disability organisation Yooralla and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation.

“YoorallaTEE is a great opportunity to raise awareness of disability through creative design. I encourage designers and artists to try their hand at redefining disability,” Ms Zygier said.

Melbourne street artists and people with disability have created a special YouTube video, featuring a song by The Panics, to get people thinking about disability and design.

For more details on the competition visit www.yooralla.com.au

Source: Yooralla

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