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Winning artworks 2020
In 2020, the Board launched the third annual competition in mid-June and announced the winners in the final week of September. The competition continued despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the organisation’s commitment to support Indigenous youth, and a meaningful pathway towards inclusion of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The competition—based on the theme of ‘Regeneration’ – life before, during, and after coronavirus, complemented the NAIDOC theme of ‘Always Was, Always Will Be,’ and Reconciliation Week’s theme of ‘In this together’— saw a record number of incredible artworks submitted by young and upcoming local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists between the ages of 13–21 years.

The top three winners received an Apple iPad Pro 11” 128GB Wi-Fi and Apple Pencil, valued at $1,548, a $500 gift voucher for art supplies, and a $250 gift voucher for art supplies, respectively.

Among the many entrants, the well-deserving 2020 winners were:

  • First place: Varni Nona
  • Second place: Alkira Geia
  • Third place: Stacey Edwards
Indigenous Youth Art Competition winners 2020
Winning artworks 2019

The 2019 theme of ‘mental health’—saw some inspirational artwork submitted by young and upcoming local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists between the ages of 13–21 years.

The top four winners received an Apple iPad Pro 10.5” 64GB Wi-Fi and Apple Pencil, valued at $1,000, a $500 gift voucher for art supplies, a $250 gift voucher for art supplies, and a $100 gift voucher for art supplies, respectively.

Among the many entrants, the well-deserving 2019 winners were:

  • First place: Moniesha Wallace
  • Second place: Tanisha Vincent
  • Third place: Kashana Wallace
  • Fourth place: Ronald Creek
First place: Moniesha Wallace
Winning artworks 2018

The 2018 theme was ‘health care and wellbeing in our communities’ and there were two artwork categories: Aboriginal artist and Torres Strait Islander artist.

There were a range of incredible submissions from gifted young artists, resulting in three first place winners. The winners each received an Apple iPad Pro 10.5” 64GB Wi-Fi and Apple Pencil, valued at $1,000 each.

Among the many entrants, the well-deserving 2018 winners were:

Aboriginal artwork:

  • Joint winners: Jasmine Grogan (Mareeba State High School) and Wudarabin Snider (Cooktown State High School)
  • Second place: Danae Hastie (Mareeba State High School)
  • Third place: Jalene Gordon (Innisfail)

Torres Strait Islander artwork:

  • Winner: Shanaye Bevan (Cooktown State High School)
  • Second place: Euwanae Mairu (Herberton)
  • Third place: Jai-Lahni Clumpoint (Townsville)
Jasmine Grogan - Indigenous Youth Art Competition winner 2018
Indigenous Youth Art Competition winner Wudarabin Snider
04 September 2020
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