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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.


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.


How do I enter?
You will need to complete the entry form and deliver the form and your artwork to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre at 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, NSW on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November 2021, 9am – 5pm.

Who can enter?
The Young Artist Prize is open for 3 to 15 year olds who live or go to school in the Blacktown Local Government Area. See the full list of suburbs here. We also accept artworks from entrants who have attended workshops at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

Does it cost anything to enter?
Entry to the Young Artist Prize is free.

What happens if we are still in lockdown?
If COVID restrictions and public health guidelines prevent an exhibition or impact the delivery dates, Blacktown Arts staff will post updated changes to our social media platforms and website.

For more information, please call 02 9839 6558 or email artscentre@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

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