Always Was, Always Will Be art competition

Join us in celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture during this year’s NAIDOC Week. We invite young people aged between 5 to 19 years of age to create and submit their artwork in response to this year’s NAIDOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.

About this competition

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 Deakin University is inviting young people to create and submit their artwork in response to this year’s NAIDOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be.

To enter simply:

  1. Create your artwork – draw, paint, make a collage, photograph (or any other medium) an original piece of artwork inspired by this year's theme.
  2. Take a high-quality photo of your work
  3. Save it as a JPG, JPEG or PNG file – file must be no larger than 5MB
  4. Complete the online entry form

Entries open Monday 5 October and close Friday 23 October at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 10 November.

Competition details

Eligibility
Open to young people aged between 5 to 19 years of age, Australia-wide.

Categories

  • Junior (5–9 years of age)
  • Middle (10–14 years of age)
  • Senior (15–19 years of age)

Judging criteria
Artworks will be judged on:

  • quality – overall impression of the artwork
  • story – creativity and originality of the depicted theme, Always Was, Always Will Be.

Entry cost
Free

Terms and conditions
Download competition terms and conditions

Prizes

Winners will be judged under the following categories and awarded a virtual GiftPay card.

CategoryPrize
Overall competition winner
(all categories)
$200
First in age category$100
Second in age category$50
Third in age category$50

Need inspiration?

The Deakin community and school students share what this year’s NAIDOC week theme means to them and some inspiring artwork ideas.

Know a budding artist that should enter?

Download our competition poster and spread the word! Email it to friends and family, pop it on the fridge or your classroom wall and encourage them to enter!

Download competition poster

Contact us

Email the DEAP team for more information about this competition or any of our other programs.

Melissa Lowe
Team Leader, Deakin Engagement and Access Program (DEAP)
+61 3 9278 7817