ACT Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition 2019
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This event has finished
ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition 2019 ended on Sunday 14 October 2018.
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Join us for a family-friendly Flora Explorer bus tour and discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush.
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.
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