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Threatened Species Children's Art Competition

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4 Aug 2017 (All day)
The 2017 Threatened Species Children's Art Competition is now open to all primary aged children in NSW and the ACT. The competition helps children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals. It aims to encourage the next generation of environmental leaders. 
Entries close on August 4th 2017. Fifty finalists’ works will hang in a two week exhibition in September, with winners announced on September 7, Threatened Species Day.
What are the judges looking for?
The judges are not simply looking for works that display outstanding technical skills. They will be looking for surprising or interesting interpretations and compositions, and work that demonstrates an emotional connection with the species.
The following judging criteria apply:
  • Concept:  How well the work relates to the threatened species theme
  • Composition and colour:  How well the elements work together to convey the theme
  • Expression: How imaginatively the work conveys an idea or emotion, or incorporates a specific story.


What prizes will be offered?

The following categories of prize winners will be awarded:

  • 5-7 year olds
  • 8-10 year olds, and
  • 11-12 year olds

With special categories of:

  • Most Unusual Entry
  • Best Group-work Entry.

First and second prizes will be awarded in all of those categories. A separate prize will be awarded for the best written explanation or story of the work. A number of Highly Commended awards will also be given.

The school with the most entries relative to enrolments will win a special award.

No cash prizes will be given. Prizes include art equipment, gift vouchers for Westfield and Smiggle, books, and passes to Taronga Zoo and Featherdale Wildlife Park. All prize winners will have their work displayed in the exhibition.
Further information
For more information about the competition and how to enter see: http://www.threatenedspeciesartcomp.net.au/


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