Bring back Stage Challenge for the youth of NZ in 2018

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Stage Challenge - an annual dance, drama and design competition - has been a highlight for artistic high school students for 25 years.

The Stage Challenge Foundation emailed teachers and sponsors today to say they were cancelling the competition because they could not keep up with costs.

In a letter to participating schools, foundation chairman Lester Taylor said: "The income generated from sponsorship and ticket sales in 2018 will be insufficient to produce the events to a high standard."

How can we stop this from happening? 

Tell the Stage Challenge Foundation, the Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Youth and Chris Hipkins the Education Minister that we won’t stand idly by while opportunities for participation in the arts are dwindling away. 

Please sign our petition and share on social media if you’d like to see Stage Challenge continue in 2018. Make your voice heard! 

 



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