Budding artists, aged five to 12, have the chance to win free art classes and supplies by creating works inspired by healthy foods, such as fruit, nuts and vegetables for World Environment Day on 5 June.
The competition is open until 16 May and is being held by the City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre to educate children about looking after the environment and making good food choices.
“It’s never too early to start learning about looking after our environment,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“Every year, a significant amount of food produced in Australia is wasted, which can lead to harmful emissions from landfill. This competition is aimed at encouraging children to think about the food choices they make.”
All entrants will receive a showbag of goodies and have their work displayed at the Pine Street Creative Arts Centre in Chippendale, from 5 to 28 June.
Some lucky entrants will also receive their choice of any term-program art course at the centre, along with a selection of fine arts materials valued up to $250.
Children can enter the fine art or digital categories in three age groups: 5-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-12 years. Entries must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 16 May 2014.
Children’s Fine Art and Digital Art Competition for World Environment Day
Exhibition Launch: Saturday 7 June, 1.30pm–3pm
General Exhibition: Thursday 5 June to Saturday 28 June, 9am–5pm
Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street Chippendale
For entry details, visit pinestreet.com.au
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