LOCAL school children are being invited to show visiting G20 delegates just what they love about Queensland, as part of an art competition launched today by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch.
“When G20 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors and more than 200 foreign journalists touch down in Cairns in September, they’ll certainly find a proud community and a very warm welcome,” Mr Entsch said.
“We have a huge opportunity to not only boost our tourism and hospitality sectors, but also ensure our visitors go home with a uniquely Queensland story to tell.
“Our kids are a perfect example of what’s great about the Australian people.
“That’s why today I’m asking them to do what they do best ? use their imaginations and talents to create a masterpiece showing some of the world’s most influential political and economic leaders what’s great about Queensland.”
The artworks will be used to produce a huge 50m x 2m mural to feature at the G20 meeting in the Cairns Convention Centre.
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 Monday, 21 July, with winners to be announced in September. Entry is open to students in Cairns and Far North Queensland only.
The competition coincides with the launch of a G20 school curriculum, which will be available to all Queensland students from the beginning of second semester.
For more about the competition, click here