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About the competition
The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) Indigenous Youth Art Competition is an initiative to recognise young, talented Indigenous artists across North Queensland.

Submissions for the Indigenous Youth Art Competition 2020 has now closed. 

In keeping with this year’s NAIDOC Week theme Always Was, Always Will Be, we would like local young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create an artwork that represents Regeneration – meaning young people being happy, healthy, and strong through spiritual and cultural connection to country.

Find out more about the theme here.

We seek submissions from artists across the NQPHN region from Sarina in the south, west to Croydon and Kowanyama, and up to the northernmost point of the Torres Strait Islands. View a map of NQPHN’s geographical boundaries here. Artists must be between the ages of 13–21 years.

There will be prizes for first, second, and third place in this competition:

  • first prize is an Apple iPad Pro 11” 128GB Wi-Fi AND Apple Pencil, valued at $1,548
  • second prize is a $500 art supplies voucher
  • third prize is a $250 art supplies voucher.

The artwork must be hand drawn, sketched, painted on paper or canvas (with allowances for the artwork to be captured digitally via high resolution photography), or created in digital form.

The size of the artwork must be A3 (297mm x 420mm—portrait or landscape) or larger.

The artwork must have an underlying theme of Regeneration.

Either new or existing artwork that fit the brief are welcome on submission.

The three successful artwork pieces (first, second, and third places) will be displayed in NQPHN’s offices and showcased in the next NQPHN Annual Report (along with the artist’s photo and bio) and other potential NQPHN collateral.

You must read and accept the terms and conditions below to participate.

The submission deadline has now been extended. Please submit your artwork by 11.59pm Sunday 16 August 2020.

Your artwork must be submitted online at the link below. Entries must be supplied as a high resolution PDF, high resolution photo, or be scanned in high resolution (300 DPI) as a JPG, and follow the rules and guidelines.

IMPORTANT: Artwork by an adult will be disqualified. Submitted artwork must be by the artist.

The successful artwork submission will be announced in early September 2020. Winners will be contacted directly and also announced on this page as well as on NQPHN’s Facebook account.

All participants will receive certificates of participation.

28 August 2020

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