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National Comp — Wild At Art: what you need to know

Monday, 31 Oct
5:00 pm

The Wild At Art threatened species art competition for kids is open for submissions from 7 September – Threatened Species Day!

We’re so excited to see the wonderful entries roll in – thousands of vibrant and unique artworks that speak to how important our threatened plants and animals are to kids around Australia.

With less than two weeks before submissions open, here are some important things about Wild At Art that you need to know.You can read more in our entry criteria and terms and conditions.

  • Entries to the Wild At Art competition are open from 7 September to 31 October 2022. You can submit the artwork electronically via the submission form on our website – available from 9am AEST on 7 September. Unfortunately we can not accept hard copy submissions.
  • The competition is open to children living in Australia (including external territories) between the ages of 5-12.
  • One artwork entry per child, unless the entry is a separate entry for groupwork (open to groups of children at schools or education centres only).
  • Each artwork needs a sponsor – a parent, guardian or teacher – to submit on the child’s behalf. If you are a teacher, you must obtain consent from the parent or guardian of the child prior to submitting the artwork.
  • Artworks must depict native Australian plants or animals listed as threatened under state or territory law. Extinct species will be accepted. Artworks of non-native or non-threatened species won’t be accepted.
  • Artworks can be a drawing, painting or mixed media work. Unfortunately photographs, videos, digitally created artwork and three-dimensional sculptures will not be accepted.
  • To respect the spirit of the competition and other artists’ intellectual property, artworks must be original and the child’s own. We use anti-plagiarism technology to detect plagiarism and such entries will be disqualified.

Getting creative and making an artwork that depicts a threatened plant or animal species is a great way for kids to give voice to this issue and express their deep concern for the future of Australia’s breathtaking wildlife.

The Wild At Art competition brings our community of passionate young changemakers, like 10 year old Scarlett Pawson, together to send a message to the adults.

Last year, Scarlett sat down to paint her entry for Wild At Art.

“Last year during the Black Summer bushfires I felt very sad about all the animals who were injured and died. My brother and I learnt how to use the sewing machine and we made lots of pouches for the baby animals. I made a pouch with the message ‘Get Well Soon, Love Scarlett’.

Scarlett holds up her artwork

Photo: Tayna Pawson

Help us spread the word and and maximise our impact by sharing the Wild At Art competition with your family, friends and community!


Taryn Sadler
Wild at Art Lead ACF

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