The 2014 event is now over.
Thank you to all the children and their families who participated.
2014 Theme: Sustainable Eating
Exhibition dates: 5 - 28 June
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 June 12pm – 3pm
The City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre plans specific events and exhibitions each year which provide opportunities for children to participate in and display their valuable and unique creative expressions to a wider community audience. The showcase children’s event in the Pine Street calendar is the WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Children’s Art Competition and Exhibition.
The launch of the exhibition on Saturday 7 June brought a wonderful crowd to the gallery, thanks in part to the sun coming out! The announcement of three winners in each category brought smiles to the faces of the children and their families and friends. Finalists received a course on Pine Street’s children’s term program and a pack of fine art materials. All children present at the launch who had entered works into the show were presented with a bag of artisitic goodies, as well as a vegetarian cook book. All 150 children who entered will receive a certificate of appreciation.
First prize winners:
Open to entries from children aged 5 – 12 years old, this annual competition and exhibition encourages environmental awareness through the arts, with the aim of educating children and their families to integrate sustainable actions into their everyday lives. World Environment Day is not just about recognizing our environment but also about encouraging people to ‘think and be green’.
2014 Competition Theme
World Environment Day is presented by the United Nations Environment Program. The theme for 2014 is THINK, EAT, SAVE – REDUCE YOUR FOOTPRINT. Pine Street has adapted this into this year’s competition theme, which is Sustainable Eating. Foods that come in their natural ‘packaging’ like like bananas and organges, or grow in their natural habitat like Bush Tucker create less waste. Make an artwork about your favorite natural low waste foods.
Bess O’Malley, Children’s Program Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9245 1502
Avoid, Reuse, Recycle… find out how at www.zerowaste.org.au