HOW TO ENTER
Instructions for the artist:
Do your own research on one threatened animal or plant in NSW or the ACT. A list of threatened species can be found or on http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedSpeciesApp/ Some plants and animals are listed in our Gallery and more information can be found in a list at the end of this section. You could look for a species that is threatened in your own area, or one that used to live in your area. You could find out the reasons that species is threatened, such as logging, land-clearing or feral animals.
Create your own work of art that interprets this theme. Make sure it falls within the categories of drawing, painting or mixed media (such as collage). Sadly, three dimensional, photography and video works can’t be accepted.
The reflection is a short piece of writing that describes anything you care to mention about the artwork, like what inspired you and why and how you created your artwork. It should be 50-150 words long and can be included in the registration form. This will help the judges understand more about you and your work. Parents or teachers can help you fill in this section.
Please ask for an adult's assistance to create a clear digital copy of your artwork under 5MB in size. The file should be sent to the competition organiser in digital format, along with a Registration Form that must be completed by a parent, teacher or legal guardian.
RESEARCH STARTS HERE
- INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS
OR PROGRAM MANAGERS
Please assist your child/student to create a clear digital copy of their original artwork of no more than 5MB to send to the organiser via the following submission form http://www.threatenedspeciesartcomp.net.au/entry-form---individual.html.
To upload an entry, you can either scan a copy of the artwork or take a photograph.
- If a teacher or program manager is registering the child then it will be assumed that they have received any necessary parental consent for the entry.
- For group entries, where a number of children are working on a single artwork (open only to schools and other programs), please use the form for Groupwork http://www.threatenedspeciesartcomp.net.au/entry-form-groups.html
- The entry forms will be open from June 5, 2017. All submissions must be received by AUGUST 5. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.
- What are the competition entry guidelines?
- 1. The competition will be open to all primary aged children in NSW and the ACT.
2. Original artwork needs to be either a painting, a drawing, or mixed media work such as a collage. Three dimensional work, photographs and videos are not accepted.
3. Entries can be made from any traditional media, including pastel, oils pastel, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolour, oils, mixed media, collage, or found materials.
4. Individual artworks should be A3 in size, although dimensions may vary. Individual entries up to A2 in size will be accepted. Groupwork entries should be no more than 2 metres in length.
5. Children have to research their chosen species and write a short (50-150 word) explanation of why they chose their particular animal or plant. This explanation forms part of the competition entry requirements.
6. A parent or teacher photographs the child’s work and submits the photo online with a registration form and the child's explanation of the artwork.
- MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HERE
- SUBJECT MATTER: Children must choose a species that is currently native to NSW and the ACT. We will accept entries depicting species previously found in NSW and the ACT, such as the Mountain Pygmy Possum (mainly now found on the Victorian side of the Australian Alps), and the Numbat (once plentiful but now extinct in NSW). We will accept introduced species into NSW as long as they are native to Australia: for instance, there is a large breeding program for the Tasmanian Devil in NSW. No artwork based on a species native to other countries will be accepted.
- Additional information: At the end of the entry period (after August 4) the submissions will be assessed and culled . Fifty finalists will be chosen after August 5 to be hung in an exhibition for two weeks in September in Sydney.
- If a child's artwork has been shortlisted for hanging in the exhibition, the parent or teacher will be advised by email. The child's original artwork must be sent by mail or delivered to the Organiser by a date to be announced, but within a few weeks after August 5.
- The winners will be chosen out of the 50 finalists, and these will be be assessed by the Judging Panel before the opening of the exhibition on September 7.
- First and second prizes will be awarded in the categories of 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, 11-12year olds, Most unusual entry and Group work. A prize will be given for the best written description. An award will be given for the most entries in a school relative to enrollments.
- Prize winners will be announced on September 7.
- All finalists work will also be shared on social media and will remain on the Finalists page of the website.
- Size restrictions. Artworks are strongly preferred in A3 in size, (although individual proportions may vary). No individual work should be bigger than A2 in size. Group works can be up to 2 metres in length.
- Media: Entries can be made from any traditional media, including pastel, oils pastel, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, oils, mixed media, collage, or other materials.
- Parents and teachers are invited (not compulsory) to take a short 3min phone video of their child/ren talking about the plant or animal, their process or simply a video of the artist at work and submit that separately via our email address- firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE INDIVIDUAL ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE GROUP ELECTRONIC ENTRY FORM
CLICK HERE TO GO TO DOWNLOADABLE PRINT FORMS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP ENTRIES
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