Fight poverty to win Leeds Festival tickets
02 February 2007
Every year Oxfam campaign at festivals up-and-down the country, talking to people about ways they can help end poverty.
This year their big focus is climate change and how it hits poor people first and hardest (even though they are least responsible
for causing it). It's about letting the public know how they can help reduce its impact on poor people?s lives. So how can
we make that message stand out above all the other stuff going on at the festivals?
Oxfam already run a chill-out tent and fairtrade coffee shop at many festivals. They?ve got banners and flags and videos from the big screens plus a team of campaigners out-and-about talking to people and asking them to sign a climate change petition. They?ve even got a cooking-oil powered campervan (hopefully)? so what?s missing?
The charity needs a participative, innovative idea that will bring the issues to life (either poverty, climate change or both), inspire people to take action, and be the talking point of the festival.
It could be a dance-powered sustainable sound system or a recycling giant - whatever takes your fancy. You come up with
idea and Oxfam will work with you to put it into action.
If you think you can come up with the goods, just download and read the brief here and enter your idea by 23 February 2007.
Oxfam will select their winner on 12 March. Good luck!
Leeds Festival takes place on the August bank holiday weekend (24-26 August 2007). For more information and line-up rumours, click on the links below.