Celebrate Australia Art Competition

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Celebrate Australia Art Competition

As part of Australia Day 2008 celebrations the Gladstone City Council are calling for primary school entries for the Celebrate Australia art competition.

The competition is open to ALL primary school students in the Port Curtis region and 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 enter students simply have to draw, paint, or collage an aspect of Australia they believe is iconic on a sheet of A4 paper.

Inspiration for the artwork can be an individual (eg. sportsperson), a landmark (eg. Uluru), a building (eg. Sydney Opera house), an animal (eg. Kangaroo), ideal (eg. mateship) or anything the student believes is important and meaningful to Australia.

Entries will be displayed at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre during January and will be reproduced in a digital format for public display at the Gladstone City Council's Australia Day Celebrations, held at the Gladstone Marina Saturday 26 January 2008.

The artworks will be judged by Gallery/Museum Director Pamela Whitlock and the winning artist from each age group will receive some fantastic prizes including their winning entry printed as the 2008 Gladstone City Council's Australia Day commemorative postcards and a FAMILY pass to the one of the fantastic shows at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre. Runners up will also receive their artwork printed as commemorative postcards.

Download the entry form from this website or contact Gladston City Council's Cultural Projects Officer Di Paddick on 4976 6766.

Entries to be submitted by Friday 21 December 2007 to Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Streets. Winners will be announced during the Gladstone City Council's Australia Day Celebrations, held at the Gladstone Marina, Saturday 26 January 2008.

2008 Celebrate Australia entry forms (PDF 357kb)

Inset:Laura Darragh: Koala, 2007. Overall winner, Section 2.