LOCAL school students have less than a week to get their entries into the G20 Cairns School Art Competition, in the hope of their works being selected to feature in a massive mural at the Cairns Convention Centre in September.
Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch launched the competition in early June with Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls, to promote the Far North and raise awareness about the new G20 school curriculum.
“We want kids to show visiting G20 delegates just what they love about Queensland,” Mr Entsch said. “There are some great prizes on offer for schools and students so I’d encourage kids to get out the pencils, paint, chalks, crayons, collage or Photoshop to illustrate their favourite thing about living where we live.”
The artworks will be used to produce a huge 50m x 2m mural to feature at the G20 meeting in the Cairns Convention Centre, to be seen by some of the world’s most influential figures and media.
“The G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and more than 200 foreign journalists are due to touch down in Cairns in September. We want them to go home with a unique story to tell and I think that showcasing the best of our region, as seen through the eyes of our children, will help achieve that,” Mr Entsch said.
As well as the opportunity to have their artwork on display, students will be in the running to win a prize for their school of an iPad and a $100 iTunes gift card.
Competition entries will be accepted until COB Monday, 21 July, with winners to be announced in September. Artworks must be A3-size and in 2D paper format, with the student’s full name, year level, teacher’s name, school address and school’s contact phone number on the back.
Please send entries to: G20 Competition, The Treasury, Reply Paid 6066, Kingston ACT 2604. For more about the competition, go to https://www.g20.org/community_information/schools