Unleash your creativity with Emerge: Youth Art Awards

Ready to let your artistic talent emerge?

Entries for the City of Nedlands 2019 Emerge: Youth Art Awards are now open with a $2,000 prize pool up for grabs.

Now in its seventh year, the awards are coordinated by the Nedlands Youth Advisory Council and are open to young artists aged 12 to 25 to enter original artworks from print and photography to painting, drawing and sculpture.

The Open Award can be entered by anyone across WA while the Resident’s Award is reserved for those living within the City of Nedlands.

A People’s Choice Award is also awarded on the day of the exhibition showcasing all the competition entries.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins described the Emerge: Youth Art Awards as a fantastic celebration of our vibrant arts community after the 2018 competition received over 100 entries.

“Emerge highlights the wonderful amount of creativity in the local community and showcases the impressive talent of our young artists” he said.

Mayor Hipkins said the Emerge: Youth Art Awards were an opportunity for young people to show off their work in a major two-day exhibition in the metropolitan area.

“The wonderful thing about the competition is that we have an Open Award, which is a real opportunity for young people in areas right across the State to get involved and express their creativity and artistic flair” he said.

“With cash prizes on offer, and the opportunity to have their work displayed in a public art exhibition, there’s a real incentive for young artists to get involved.”

Entries close 6 July. To enter, visit www.trybooking.com/bbrkm

The awards exhibition will be held at Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell St Nedlands on 27 and 28 July.