Art Design Awards and Literary Competition
Our union's annual Awards for Excellence in Art Design and Literary Competition help to recognise and encourage the artistic and literary talents of Queensland and Northern Territory students and teachers.
The theme for the 2018 Art Design Awards is Nature, drawing inspiration from the Aristotle quote, "In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous".
The Art Design Awards are open to preschool, primary and secondary school students and teachers in independent schools throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory.
In 2017, our union has established a new category, Indigenous Art Years 5-12 to promote and celebrate the talents of Indigenous students.
Entries to the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Art Design close on Friday, 27 July 2018.
Winning entrants will be notified following the conclusion of judging ahead of an Exhibition and Award Presentation Evening to be held on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point.
In addition to their work being publicly exhibited, award recipients will receive a range of cash prizes.
Kylie Farrelly will present the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Art Design at the ceremony on 5 September 2018.
Kylie has a Diploma of Education - Secondary Art and Bachelor of Education. She taught for 8 years, but found her true passion after having children and then having the time to follow her dreams and create full time.
She has been painting professionally for 15 years and exhibiting regularly in that time. She continues to teach art to all ages from 5 to 85 and is always inspired by what her students create and the energy and enthusiasm they have to learn and find their own artistic path.
The Literary Competition invites Queensland and Northern Territory students and teachers to share their literary prowess by submitting either poetry, short stories or non-fiction prose.
The competition is open to entrants from student (years 5-12) and teachers in Queensland state and independent schools and Northern Territory independent schools.
Entries to the 2018 Literary Competition close on Friday, 27 July 2018.
Competition winners will be notified following the conclusion of judging.
A Presentation Evening will be held on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at the Queensland Multicultural Centre, Kangaroo Point.
In addition to their work being shared at the Presentation Evening, competition winners will receive a range of books and cash prizes.
Eileen O'Hely will present the 2018 Literary Competition Awards at the ceremony on 17 October 2018.
Eileen is a former astrophysicist, journalist, teacher and barrista who writes for children and young adults. Her work has been shortlisted for and won several awards, and is published all over the world including in Ireland, Korea, Turkey and China.
Like many authors, Eileen started her writing career in a fairly roundabout way. She studied Italian, Japanese and Physics at university, and went on to do a PhD in Astrophysics, looking at how galaxies evolve. At the same time she started reading Harry Potter and decided that instead of being an astrophysicist, she wanted to be J.K. Rowling. To be able to make so many people happy from a story she’d invented seemed like a really cool thing to do.