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NAIDOC Week Art Competition

NAIDOC Week Art Competition

Congratulations to Sam WIlliams, winner of the 2023 NAIDOC Week Art Competition!

At Cootharinga, we have a strong respect and value for First Nations peoples and cultures in the communities we serve.

As part of our commitment to building meaningful relationships and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Cootharinga once again holding its annual Indigenous Art Competition.

Who can enter? 

We are looking for artists across Australia of all ages and experience. You don’t have to be a Cootharinga client to enter, but we’d love to see some of our clients’ artworks!  

Artists must: 

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent  

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander  

  • Be an individual aged 10 years or older  

Please note, to ensure fair judging, group entries are limited to two people.  

How does it work?  

You can read about the guidelines here, but the theme of the artwork needs to reflect the NAIDOC Week 2023, For Our Elders.   

Artworks can be of painting, graphic design or drawing artistic mediums, submitted in one of the two categories: Creative Ability or Up-and-Coming Artist 

Creative Ability: Beginner level 

Up-and-Coming Artist: Intermediate level or above 

All entries will be judged by a panel comprising members of the Cootharinga community and First Nations artists. 

What do artists receive?  

The winning artists will receive cash prizes and acknowledgement across Cootharinga’s social media platforms and website.  

How do I enter? 

Entries are open now and will close on 23 June 2023 at 5 pm.

We can’t wait to see what you create. If you would like more information or are having difficulty submitting your entry, please email or call 1800 266 842.  

Past Winners

2023 Up and Coming Winner
Sam Williams

2022 Up and Coming Winner
Ken Gow
2022 Creative Ability Winner
Norah Sabo

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