More than 130 entries were received this year on the theme of connecting young people through art. The works have been on display at Bayside City Council’s Sandringham Corporate Centre for the past month.
Awards were presented to winners and runners up in three age categories and an overall Bayside Youth Committee Choice Award.
Bayside Mayor Cr Michael Heffernan said the young artists had created pieces discussing mental health, the impacts of social media, our joint responsibilities to protect the environment and how creating art created friendships.
“The awards provide an opportunity for young people to participate in the creative life of our community and has become an annual celebration of their talent and dedication.
“We all benefit from having a connected community and ensuring that all members feel respected and celebrated.”
This year’s winners are:
Winner: Zoe Cochlan, Natures View
Runner up: Isla Giles, Skate Your Heart Out
Winner: Helen Vũ, The Blue
Runner up: Samantha North, Quiet Contemplation
Winner: Dan Nav, Modern Repression
Runner up: Lucy Simpson, My World
Bayside Youth Committee Award: Alia van der Straaten, Dear Future