2020 Creative art competition
We love making new discoveries about the brain and want to share our enthusiasm for brain research with children so they too can become intrigued by how the brain works. That’s why we hold an annual creative art competition for Australian primary schools as part of our activities for Brain Awareness Week activities (16-22 March).
Last year we had over 1200 entries and this year we hope even more students will use their imaginations to create an artwork inspired by this year’s theme: Why do you love your brain?
Why do you love your brain?
Show us why you love your brain by creating an artwork for our competition. Your artwork must be inspired by our theme ‘Why do you love your brain’ and fit on an A4-size paper. You can use pens, pencil, crayon, textas or paint.
Who can enter?
Any child attending an Australian primary school or is homeschooled can enter this competition. Students can enter individually or as part of a combined school effort. The competition is judged in three categories:
- Category 1: Foundation (Prep) and Year 1
- Category 2: Years 2 – 4
- Category 3: Years 5 – 6
Great prizes for students and schools
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winner will be selected from each category by a panel of judges.
Each winning student will receive a special brain science prize pack.
Each winner’s school will receive:
- a brain science resource pack
- a voucher to purchase teaching resources ($1000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd prize winners)
- the first-place winning school from each category will receive a special school visit by one or two brain researchers to present the prizes and deliver an age-appropriate interactive educational lesson about the brain to the winner’s class.
How to enter
Send hard copies of artworks to:
Brain Function CoE Art Competition
Monash Biomedical Imaging
770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3800
Email high-resolution scans (no photographs) to: email@example.com
You must include the following on the back of the artwork in clear writing:
- Student’s name
- Student’s age
- Student’s class
- Name of school
- School contact (name and email address of teacher or Principal).
Entries with illegible or missing information will not be considered.
Artwork will not be returned.
CLOSING DATE: 8 MAY 2020
This competition overlaps with Brain Awareness Week (16-22 March 2020), a global campaign to increase public awareness about brain research.
View full terms and conditions for the competition.
View this competition on Facebook.
Download a PDF flyer about the art competition.
Brain science resources for primary schools
Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week Resources
Queensland Brain Institute brain posters
Queensland Brain Institute brain activity booklet
My Brain Robbie
Terms and Conditions
For more details about the competition, visit our terms and conditions page.
For questions or more information about the competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org