South Carolina ETV and Public Radio (SCETV) has announced that Flow Fusion, a competition for teens and young adults to celebrate Hip Hop artistry, is now accepting entrants. The online competition was officially announced during the World Famous Hip Hop Family Day on Aug. 19 at the Koger Center in Columbia.
Flow Fusion offers teens and young adults the opportunity to channel their artistic talents and become a part of the vibrant Hip Hop narrative by submitting their work in various categories. This competition complements the recently released PBS documentary, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, which delves into the roots, impact and evolution of this genre, as well as the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.
Led by Chuck D of Public Enemy, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World traces the genre's political awakening and its role as a powerful conduit for social consciousness. Featuring rap icons, cultural commentators and inspiring stories, the documentary underscores how Hip Hop has emerged to tell the stories of our communities.
In harmony with the themes of Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, Flow Fusion provides a platform to explore various facets of Hip Hop, including graffiti art, dance, lyrics, DJ skills and album cover art.
Submission Time Frame: Aug. 19, 11:00 a.m. – Sept. 22, 11:59 p.m.
Contestants: Open to teens and young adults with a passion for Hip Hop artistry
Categories: Graffiti art, dance, lyrics, DJ and album cover art
Age Groups: 13 – 17 and 18 – 22
Submission Limit: One entry per category
Voting Time Frame: Sept. 25, 8:00 a.m. – Sept. 29, 11:59 p.m.
Voting will be open to the public starting Sept. 25 on the SCETV website. The public is invited to engage with their favorite entries and to share entries across social media platforms using #FlowFusion. Winners of the various categories will be showcased on the SCETV website, at upcoming SCETV events and receive a prize relating to their category, aimed at helping to bolster their creative endeavors.
For complete Flow Fusion details and competition rules, visit scetv.org/flowfusion.
"Flow Fusion is more than just a competition; it's a celebration of artistic diversity and the transformative power of Hip Hop. We invite teens and young adults to join us in channeling their creativity and showcasing their unique talents. Extending the local conversation around the documentary Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, Flow Fusion offers a platform for participants to speak to issues of interest and importance to them in vibrant and productive ways.” –SCETV Chief Learning Officer Dr. Salandra Bowman
- Flow Fusion is an online competition providing a platform for teens and young adults to explore various facets of Hip Hop, including graffiti art, dance, lyrics, DJ skills and album cover art.
- The competition complements the PBS documentary Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, which delves into the roots, impact and evolution of this genre.
- Entry can be submitted from Aug. 19, 11:00 a.m. – Sept. 22, 11:59 p.m.
- Voting will take place on the SCETV website from Sept. 25, 8:00 a.m. – Sept. 29, 11:59 p.m. and is open to the public.
- For complete Flow Fusion details and competition rules, visit scetv.org/flowfusion.
About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV and Public Radio (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. SCETV amplifies South Carolina voices, provides educational experiences and strengthens communities, while working toward creating a stronger, more connected and informed South Carolina. In addition to airing local programs, such as Carolina Classrooms, Making It Grow, and This Week in South Carolina, SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including By The River, After Action, Reconnecting Roots, Reel South, Somewhere South, Yoga in Practice and How She Rolls. In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.