Creative arts competition with $4000 in prizes 

Entries are now being accepted for Federation’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Competition 2023. 

Students in all public education settings, including public schools, TAFE colleges and other post-school sites, are eligible to enter. 

The theme is “How do you promote peace in your community?”. 

Submissions may take many forms, including posters, poetry, short stories, performances or multimedia (PowerPoint/DVD/video). 

Also acceptable are entries that depict larger relevant projects that relate to the competition’s theme, for example, special events, special performances and special days. 

In general, essays should not exceed 1000 words.  

Performances and multimedia entries should be kept as brief as possible for judging purposes.  

Entries can be submitted in hard copy or electronically: CD, DVD or USB (formatted as jpg, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, movie or PDF). 

All entries must address the theme and criteria. 

Divisions for entries are: 

  • TAFE/Corrective Services/Post Schools 
  • Years 11–12 
  • Years 7–10 
  • Years 3–6 
  • Years K–2 

The total prize pool is $4000. The grand prize winner will receive $500. 

In each division, the prizes are $200 for first, $100 each for runners-up (three) and $25 each for merit (eight). Prizes won through collective efforts will be paid to the school, to be distributed at its discretion. Prizes to individual entrants will be made out to the individual concerned. 

Entries will be retained by Federation so please keep a copy of your entry. Federation reserves the right to use entries at its discretion including exhibition and publication. 

Submissions close on Friday, 22 September, 2023. For details on how to submit entries, members can click here