Brain Awareness Week

As part of Brain Awareness Week 2016, we held a brain drawing competition for primary school students around Australia. The program was designed to encourage parents and teachers around Australia to talk to primary school aged children about the brain.

2016’s challenge was to create a drawing with the theme: “I use my brain to…”
Over 470 entries were received and 19 entries were shortlisted. The winning entry for each category is shown below.

Winners received a pack of brain related items and the school of the winning entry received a brain pack and $1,000 towards teaching resources. Each winning school was visited by one of our brain researchers who presented the prizes to the student and school.

Foundation/Prep – Year 1 Category
 

Winner: Seb, Prep, Victoria

Year 2-4 Category
 

Winner: Mia, Queensland

Years 5 & 6 category
Winner: Tahlia, Queensland