Launch: Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Announcement of Winners 2.00pm
5 – 19 June, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 15 June 11am – 2pm
2013 Theme: My Favourite Native Australian Animal and it’s Favourite Food
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.
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’.
2013 Competition Theme
World Environment Day is presented by the United Nations Environment Program. The theme for 2013 is My Favourite Native Australian Animal and it’s Favourite Food. For native animals to survive and thrive they need a plentiful supply of thier favourite natural foods. We can invite native animals to our backyards by planting habitat for them.
The official exhibition launch is on Saturday 8 June, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Announcement of winners will take place at 2:00pm. We will be serving delicious cakes and drinks at the launch event!
Each individual age category winner will receive a collection of fine art materials and an art course at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre. All children entering will receive a show bag of goodies and a certificate of achievement.
Bess O’Malley, Children’s Program Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9245 1502
Avoid, Reuse, Recycle… find out how at www.zerowaste.org.au