2012 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

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2012 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

As part of Australia Day 2012 celebrations, the Gladstone Regional Council is calling for entries in the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

The competition is open to ALL primary school aged students in the Gladstone region, to will help us to celebrate 'what and who makes Australia great'.

The competition encourages students to think about important aspects of our Australian lifestyle and what Australia Day really means to them.

To enter students are asked to draw, paint, or collage an aspect of Australia they believe is iconic, on a sheet of A4 paper.

Inspiration for the artwork can come from individuals (eg. sportsperson), landmarks (eg. Uluru), buildings (eg. Sydney Opera house), animals (eg. kangaroo), ideals(eg. mateship) or anything the student believed is important and meaningful to Australia.

Entries are displayed at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre during January 2012 and the Gallery/Museum during February 2012. Entries will also be reproduced in a digital format for public display during Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day Celebrations, held 4pm - 8pm Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands, Thursday 26 January 2012.

The art works will be judged by Gallery/Museum Director, Pamela Whitlock and the winning artists from each age group will receive some fantastic prizes including their winning entry printed as the 2012 Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day commemorative postcards and a FAMILY pass to one of the Gladstone Entertainment Centre's fantastic 2012 shows.

For further information contact Gladstone Regional Council's Cultural Projects Officer, Di Paddick on 4976 6766.