'Keeping Up Appearances' - will now be the theme for 2021

Keeping up appearances is not new.  People have always tried to fit in and pretend that everything is better than it really is by the way that they dress or behave.  But are young people being impacted more than ever because of the ubiquity and power of social media? Is it creating anxiety about personal success, wealth and body image? Is the internet a treacherous place or is it an opportunity to help young people in positive ways?

In 2020 we're challenging participants to explore what could help young people as they try 'keeping up appearances'.  What are the coping strategies and how can they be applied in the context of their own lives?  

YOH Fest is an opportunity for participants to tell their stories and remember creative is rewarded!