Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards

12 Oct 2024 - 20 Oct 2024

A girl in a yellow jumper looking at a bird sculpture.


Marvel at the creativity, skill, and unique perspectives of our talented young artists at the free Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards exhibition.

Discover what matters to young people, what inspires them, what they care about, and the stories they tell through their art.

The Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards exhibition will run from 12 to 20 October 2024 at the Strathpine Community Centre.

The centre is open to visitors between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on weekdays, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends.

People’s Choice Award

Your voice matters! When you drop in, make sure you cast your vote for our people’s choice award.

Do not miss this chance to celebrate creativity, support emerging young artists, and immerse yourself in a world of colour and expression!

How to enter the awards

The Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards are open to school-aged residents of City of Moreton Bay. Students attending schools in Moreton Bay who live outside of the region can also enter. 

The competition has two categories, 2D and 3D works, and entries are grouped by school grade level.

You can enter as an individual or local schools can enter with a collaborative effort. Prize money and trophies are awarded to winning entries in each grade level and art category. Trophies and certificates are also awarded to place getters.

Enter now

Entries close Sunday 8 September 2024.

For information about entries into the individual award, refer to the individual conditions of entry.

For information about school entries into the collaborative award, refer to the collaborative conditions of entry. 

Delivery of artwork

Artworks can be delivered to the Strathpine Community Centre on Friday 4 October between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Collection of artwork

All artworks must be collected following the exhibition on Monday 21 October 2024 between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Award categories and prize information

Award categories

Two-dimensional works (2D)


  • painting
  • drawing
  • printmaking
  • photography
  • digital art.

Three-dimensional works (3D)


  • sculpture
  • ceramics
  • installation.

Grade groups


Grades include:

  • Prep - 3
  • 4 - 6
  • 7 - 10
  • 11 - 12.


Grades include:

  • Prep - 3
  • 4 - 6
  • 7 - 12.



Prize money of $200 will be awarded to the best individual entry from each of the four grade groups, and in each of the two art categories. Place-getters will receive a trophy and certificate.

School scholarship collaborative

The collaborative section is open to schools in City of Moreton Bay who wish to enter collaborative works. A group of three or more students of the same group qualify to win a prize in each of the two art categories. Prizes consist of a $1000 scholarship to be spent on art workshops for the winning school.

The award ceremony will be held on Saturday 19 October. 

Receive reminders about the Youth Art Awards

Subscribe to Galleries & Museums e-newsletter to receive reminders about entering the Youth Art Awards, invitations to opening events and first opportunities to attend special programs.

Image credit: Katie Embellysh


  • Saturday, 12 October 2024 - Sunday, 20 October 2024


Strathpine Community Centre, Unit 7/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine 45100.  View map

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