Add a splash of colour Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards open now

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Add a splash of colour Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards open now

Picture this: You’ve just won the Moreton Bay Region Youth Art Awards, scoring $200 for you or $1000 for your school’s art program.

Now stop dreaming, go pick up your paint brush or pencils and get creative!

Council’s Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Denise Sims said she expected competition to be red hot, with the calibre of entries improving every year.

“Competitions like this give young people the opportunity to really dig deep and think outside the box when creating their works,” she said.

“Council has supported this annual competition since 1995 to encourage young local artists to pursue their artistic careers and talents.”

There are eight cash prizes of $200 up for grabs for individual artists and along with three $1000 school collaborative scholarship awards going to the winning schools to benefit their art programs.

Division 9 Councillor Mike Charlton said he was looking forward to seeing our region’s next generation of artists putting their talents on display.

“There are two art categories in these awards – either 2D or 3D works – so expect to see an array of works and forms from ceramics to photography, sculpture and digital arts,” he said.

“To be eligible to enter you must be aged 18-years or under and either live in the Moreton Bay Region Council area or attend a school in our region.”

This year’s winners will receive their prizes at an awards ceremony on Friday 18 October from 6pm at the Strathpine Community Centre – 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine.

The public can view works between October 19 and 27 between 3pm and 6pm during the week and between 10am and 4pm over the weekend.

Entry is free. For details visit: