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2021 Young Artist Prize

The Young Artist Prize an environmentally themed exhibition for ages 3 to 15 years and is held alongside the Blacktown City Art Prize at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Prizes will be given to the winners of each age group and participation awards will be provided for all exhibiting young artists. A judging panel from the Councils Environment Section and Kids Early Learning will be selecting the winner of each year group.


Saturday 27 November 2021 – Thursday 27 January 2022
Exhibition open at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January 2022, 9am – 5pm
Artwork collection from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

*Please note that The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is closed from Saturday 18 December and re-opens Tuesday 11 January 2022.


An Environmentally Friendly City

What does an environmentally friendly city look like to you?
The world’s population is rapidly increasing and by 2050, 68% of people are expected to live in cities. Blacktown City holds the largest population in NSW with 403,000 residents and is expected to grow to 569,000 by 2036. When the population increases our need for resources such as housing, transport services, energy and water also increases, and this means we will have a larger impact on the environment. If we continue to use technologies that burn fossil fuel we will accelerate climate change, causing increase of extreme weather events such as droughts, flooding and extremely hot days. We know that young people have amazing ideas, so we are asking you to think of creative ways to live differently in cities and decrease our environmental impact as the population continues to grow.

The Young Artist Prize is proudly sponsored by Environment Services and Kids Early Learning