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#TBT: The 2014 Youth Arts Pitch Contest

On Thursday October 30th, 2014, ArtReach and City of Toronto Cultural Services, in partnership with the RBC Royal Bank and The United Way, were proud to present the 2014 Youth Arts Pitch Contest. You can check out photos here.

The 2014 Pitch Contest was hosted at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 2014’s Toronto Cultural Hotspot, and was hosted by the amazing Femi Lawson and Kayla Greaves. Judges included Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, Bryan Brock, Jalani Morgan, Tara Muldoon, and Caroline Mangosing. Our eight finalists for 2014 were: XyXv Photo, Jellytoofly, Black Like We, Wild Moon Jewelry, Alien Nation, PIQUE Toronto, and Corex Creative.

Spotlight on runner up in the Creative Enterprise category, Corex Creative, run by the incomparable Dwayne Holness. In 2014, Corex was still a fledgling organization, with Dwayne hustling to develop his entrepreneurial skills and build his own company out of his years as a successful photographer. Fast-forward to Corex as of the biggest up-and-coming digital media production companies in Toronto, and the lead videographer at ArtReach events, including the 2016 and 2017 Youth Arts Pitch Contests. Talk about coming full circle.

You can help invest in a young person’s full circle by donating to our $20 to 20 Campaign. Head to to learn how.


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