The Online Wyndham Youth Art Competition has been developed by the Wyndham Prime Force Youth Committee for Wyndham residents between the ages of 12 and 25 to give young people an opportunity to showcase their artistic talent.

From Wednesday the 28th of October to 27th of November Wyndham Young People have the chance to submit their original artworks via the online form below to compete for the pool of cash prizes totalling $1,800!

All submissions will be judged by our judging panel made up of two talented local artists and a member of the Wyndham City Arts Department.

Whether you are a painter, a screen printer, a sculptor, a jewellery maker or a graphic designer, we encourage you to get your submissions in!

The theme for this year’s art competition is ‘Around the World’.

So break out the pastels! bust out the watercolours! We want to see your best interpretation of the idea.

Maybe your choice of medium is charcoals, or maybe it’s the good old trusty oil paints! What ever it is we want to see your creations!

To enter, fill in the online form below and attach a photo of the artwork (the higher the resolution the better – maximum upload size is 25MB) and read the Terms and Conditions of the competition.

Meet The Judges

Xiang Li

Xiangi Li

Xiang Li is a visual artist from Werribee South who is specialised in watercolour painting. Her work aims to record the beauty of life and joy from small items. In March 2020, she accomplished a 5000km solo return road trip from Melbourne to Uluru, documenting the beauty of outback Australia with her brush.  She is currently working on group exhibitions with artists from Wyndham City in a program named Wunder Gym, and on an art project called “My Heritage, My Story, My Australia”. The project records and tells the stories of immigrants in Australia. Xiang is a finalist of Wyndham Art Prize 2019 and Australia Watercolour Muster 2019.

With her passion in education for the young generation, she works closely with Foundation of Young Australian, State Library of Victoria, Universities, schools and student organisations in youth support and providing consultation to the young students.

You can connect with Xiang Li via her website and Instagram account
Website: www.siroccoart.com 
Social media: www.instagram.com/siroccoart/

Lena Sheridan

Lena Sheridan

Lena Sheridan is a local Wyndham artist and drawing teacher who works in a range of mediums including drawing, photography and oil painting, but is continually pulled back to drawing as a central interest. Lena completed her Visual Arts study in 2015 and is now completing postgraduate studies. Through a creative process that often comes about through meditative practice, she continues to investigate themes of loneliness versus connectedness, and transformation.

Lena has held a number of solo and group exhibitions around Melbourne. She was a finalist in the Hall & Wilcox Art Prize, and her artwork has featured in Melbourne Fringe and Gertrude Street Projection Festivals.

You can explore Lena's work at www.lenasheridan.net or find her on Instagram at @lena_sheridan

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Some things to note:

All forms of visual art are accepted except photography. We ask that any participant wanting to submit works of photography to participate in the Way Out West Photography competition run by Wyndham City Libraries & Youth Services.

Prize pool:

The total prize pool is $1800 – divided amongst age brackets as shown:

12-18 age group

First prize

$500

First runner-up

$200

Second runner-up

$200

19-25 age group

First prize

$500

First runner-up

$200

Second runner-up

$200

Judging Criteria:

Submissions will be judged in three sperate criteria which will contribute to the artworks overall final score. The three main criteria are 1) Presentation & Aesthetic; 2) Skill & Quality and 3) Articulation of the Brief.

Submissions will be grouped by two age groups: 12 to 18 and 19 to 25. These two age groups will be judged independently of each other.

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