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Primary school reconciliation artwork awards

Bayside primary school students can enter artworks that show what reconciliation means through their eyes. A $500 prize can be won for Prep to Year 3 and Years 4 to 6.

Who can enter?

Students currently attending a primary school within the Bayside municipality.

How to enter

The student's artwork must show ‘what reconciliation means through their eyes’.

  1. Artworks must be a drawing or painting on paper no bigger than A3 (42 x 30cm).
  2. The name of the student and school should be on the back of the artwork.
  3. Enter your artwork registration online by 3 May 2019.
  4. Print out the email registration.
  5. Then deliver the artwork and registration email to 76 Royal Avenue, Sandrigham before 3 May 2019 between 8.30am – 5pm.
  6. We will shortlist 10 artworks. We will notify the shortlisted artist contacts by 15 May 2019.
  7. If you would like the artwork back, please let us know when entering and collect from our corporate centre by 31 May 2019.

Enter your artwork


A winner from the Prep to Year 3 and Years 4 to 6 categories will win a $500 cash prize.

Finalists and winners

These will be displayed at our corporate centre for National Reconciliation Week 25 May – 3 June.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to attend the Bayside Flag Raising Ceremony on Saturday, 25 May 2019 at 9.30am at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham where we will announce the winners.

Who will judge entries?

The judging panel will include Boon Wurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs, Mayor Cr Michael Heffernan, Ellen Jose’s husband Dr Joseph Toscano.

Celebrating the life of Ellen Jose

The awards are held in honour of long-time resident and Torres Strait Elder Ellen Jose who sadly passed away in 2017.

Ellen’s contribution to the arts and reconciliation was outstanding and was inspirational in bringing awareness to reconciliation.

The awards help foster awareness of reconciliation in young people, the future of Australia.

For more information

Call Terry Callant on (03) 9599 4327 or Lisa Davidson on (03) 9599 4388 during business hours.