SHOALHAVEN City Council has called for entries in the inaugural Shoalhaven Aboriginal Youth Art Competition.
The competition, open to Aboriginal residents aged between 12-24 years, is being run to help complement the release of council’s Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy.
Selected received artworks will feature on the front page of the strategy and throughout the remainder of the document once it has been adopted by council.
An exhibition of all entries at the Youth Business Aboriginal Youth Art Exhibition will be held in the Nowra Administration Building foyer during Youth Week activities in April.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash encouraged Shoalhaven Aboriginal residents to take part in the competition, saying a wide range of artistic media would be accepted by the judging panel.
“The Shoalhaven is home to a wide range of talented Aboriginal artists, some of which have never even exhibited their works,” said Cr Gash.
“The Aboriginal Youth Art Competition provides the perfect avenue for many of these highly skilled artists to have their work seen and admired by a larger audience.
“Artists are able to enter works in any 2D media, meaning paintings, photographs, drawings, poems and digital art will all be accepted.”
All entrants will receive a certificate of participation while the winning entries will receive a gift voucher from their shop of choice.
Entries can be submitted at the Nowra or Ulladulla Administration Centres and any Shoalhaven Library up until 5pm Friday, March 1.