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ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019 ended on Sunday 14 October 2018.

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Current events

Treasures in Timber box

Treasures in Timber exhibition

Friday 2 October 12.00 pm–4.30 pm; Saturday 3 October– Monday 4 October, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm — Crosbie Morrison Building

Discover the finest work of the ACT Woodcraft Guild, meet the members and discover a variety of woodworking techniques through demonstrations.

More information and something for the kids
Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October — Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Discover Australia’s threatened species from the perspective of young artists in this outdoor exhibition.

The Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition helps children unleash their artistic creativity while learning about the extinction crisis facing our native plants and animals.

Young artists aged 5–12 can choose any Australian threatened plant or animal species to design an original work of art. Finalists’ artworks will be printed and hung in an outdoor exhibition at the Gardens.

There are three age categories: 5–7 year olds, 8–10 year olds and 11–12 year olds.

Prizes will also be awarded in the special categories of most unusual entry, best plant entry, best group-work entry and the best written explanation or story of a work.

Two new prize categories have been added for 2019: best all abilities and best local species (the ACT local area extends to the sea including Jervis Bay and the rest of coastal southeast NSW)

A number of highly commended awards will also be given.

More info

Any questions? Please contact Helen Church at helen@hsi.org.au or 02 9973 1728 (office hours only).

You might also want to browse the competition entries or visit the Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook page.

When

Outdoor exhibition 8.30 am – 5.00 pm, 7 September – 13 October

Where

Paperbark Treehouse Garden

Price

Free