Sydney Catholic Schools’ (SCS) Lockdown Arts Festival is well underway with students, parents, guardians and teachers all jumping on board.

Labelled as the most ambitious and comprehensive arts festival ever attempted in Sydney, more than 160,000 people from the SCS community have the opportunity to submit entries.

The festival theme is Looking outwards from a life in lockdown.

Tony Farley, Sydney Catholic Schools’ Executive Director, is excited about the festival’s potential despite being in the middle of a pandemic.

“It’s the perfect way to have some fun and be creative while we are at home in lockdown,” Mr Farley said.

Applicants have the opportunity to submit entries in five different categories – visual arts, literature, drama, dance and music. More information is here.

There has been a fantastic response with over 100 entries submitted in the first week of the festival.

“It’s amazing to see the creativity and talent of our students, their families and our staff,” said Mr Farley.

Mr Farley says that the diverse art forms on offer for entrants will allow them to express themselves however they feel most comfortable.

“Expressing ourselves through the arts allows participants to describe what they see, feel, think and understand in many different forms,” Mr Farley said.

Winners will receive exciting prizes that complement their categories.

Entries close at 2pm on Friday 15 October. Winners will be announced on Friday 29 October during a live awards ceremony.