• Group Drama

    Primary and High School students are encouraged to think creatively, and to think 'outside the box' to deliver the health message when creating their drama piece. The performance is to be no longer than 15 minutes (10 minutes for Primary Schools & 8 minutes for Screen Fest), with an emphasis on the coping strategies around this year's health theme of 'Keeping Up Appearances'.

    Find out more
  • Solo / Duo Drama

    Primary and High School students are encouraged to think creatively, and to think 'outside the box' to deliver the health message when  creating their Solo/Duo drama piece.  It is to be no longer than 5 minutes, with an emphasis on the coping strategies around this year's health theme of - 'Keeping Up Appearances'.

    Find out more
  • Short Film

    Primary & High School students are encouraged to grab a camera, smart phone or their favourite animation software and unleash their creativity and to think 'outside the box' to deliver the health message when creating their short film. The films are to be no more than 5 minutes, with an emphasis on the coping strategies around this year's health theme of - 'Keeping Up Appearances.

    Find out more
  • Song

    YOH Fest is putting the call out for all song writers amongst us to submit an original song in response to this year's health theme 'Keeping Up Appearances'.  Open to all Primary & High School students with songs to be no more than 3 minutes long.

    Find out more
  • Dance

    The YOH Fest dance category invites participants rock the stage with a dance routine that tells a story and delivers a message based around the annual health theme. The performance is to be no longer than 8 minutes (4 minutes for Primary Schools & Screen Fest), with an emphasis on the coping strategies around this year's health theme of - 'Keeping Up Appearances'

    Find out more
  • Visual Arts

    Primary and High School students are encouraged to let their creative minds go wild by coming up with an art piece of any medium, in response to this year's health theme 'Keeping Up Appearances'

    Find out more

The most exciting youth performing and visual arts experience in the State YOH Fest

Act-Belong-Commit YOH Fest (Youth On Health Festival) is a performing and visual arts event for West Australian school students which combines the fun of the arts with health education to create a unique, exciting and valuable experience for young people.

2020 was a tough year but the increase in participants was Amazing!

2020 was a unique year that saw us enter a new paradigm of social dynamic and practice. Never before had it been so important to give voice to those who are marginalised and isolated. Support for the mental and social health of young people has never been more paramount than right now - and these figures show it!

With all the restrictions that came into place during 2020; we came up with an alternative platform for YOH FEST in the form of an on-line digital showcase : The Act-Belong-Commit YOH ‘Screen’ Fest

Register your school for 2021

70 Schools
423 Entries
1205 Total Participants

2021 School Registrations are Now Open!

YOH Fest uses the arts platform for primary and high school students to explore important health issues and to harness their creativity and enthusiasm to convey these health messages to their peers; by researching, constructing and presenting their creations around the annual health theme in the form of drama, dance, song, film or visual arts.

The theme for 2021 Keeping Up Appearances

Jesse Bradshaw - 2019 YOH Fest Ambassador

Do you have what it takes? YOH Fest Ambassador

Is mental health something that you care about? We're seeking youth ambassadors from throughout WA to help us promote the Act-Belong-Commit message and YOH Fest within their community.

To this year's sponsors we'd like to say Thank You!

Their continued support has been significant to our sustainability and growth - helping enable us to become a leading Arts based health promotion event for West Australian youth.

If you would like to be part of making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people, enquire about financial and in-kind sponsorship opportunities that are available. Either view our capability statement, or contact us to start a conversation.