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Growing Back East Gippsland

Submission entries extended to Sunday 4th October.

Growing Back East Gippsland is a visual art competition inviting the students of East Gippsland to produce an original piece of work to be included in a collaborative creative project.

Aug 24, 2020

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East Gippsland has suffered several recent acute shocks following drought, bushfires and other subsequent events. We would love for you to create a piece of are that symbolises ‘Regrowth, Resilience and Hope’ to you and/or your community.

Your art work can be provided in various forms i.e. Photo, Drawing, Painting, Story etc.

Please attach a photo or scanned image below of your art work, however please keep your original art work in a safe place as we may need you to provide that at a later date.

How to enter in 3 easy steps.

Step 1:

Create your masterpiece using any medium you’d like. Paint, pencil, photography, short story, we encourage a total mix of mediums. Your only limit is your imagination, but there are a few simple guidelines to follow!

Here are a few questions that you might like to consider as you think about your creation:

How do you picture “hope”?
What does the landscape and regrowth look like now in your town?
Turn the page to 2021 – What do you look forward to?

Entry Guidelines:

Theme: Regrowth & Hope

Size: Landscape A4

Ages: Students from prep to year 12

Step 2:

Once your piece is complete, photograph (an iPhone snap will do) or scan your artwork so you can send us a digital version. We will be judging all the entries digitally, so a well lit photo with no shadows or better yet a scan of the artwork would be best.

Please also hang on to the original, we might need to scan it ourselves for reproduction in the calendar if it’s a winning entry!

Step 3:

After you have taken a photo or scanned the artwork, send the entry to us! It’s as simple as that really. Entries should be submitted via the Gippslandia website:

The Competition opens on Mon 24 August 2020 and entries must be submitted by 4 October.

Judging will take place in October 2020. Winning entries will receive a gift card for $50, and their artwork will be included in our Regrowth Calendar and Virtual Gallery.


Any queries can be directed to:

Good luck!

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