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Student Art Competition: "Happy Holidays"

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Open Access College is holding a student art competition! Create a piece of art about the holidays, win a prize and have your art published on our website! Entries close 2 November

Competition details

The theme is "Happy Holidays"

Create an artwork about a holiday that is important to you. For example, you could choose to represent Christmas, New Years Eve, Hanukkah, or even what you like to do in your school holidays. Think about what makes your holidays happy. Be creative!

Eligibility and entry categories: All Open Access College students are eligible to enter. There are three entry categories:

  • Primary Years (R-6)
  • Middle Years (7-9)
  • Senior Years (10-12)

Medium: Your artwork can be in any medium, for example painting, drawing, photography, collage, digital, mixed media or sculpture.

Prizes: In each category, two winners will be chosen. Each winner will receive a gift voucher and pack of greeting cards with their own artwork printed on them.

Judging: Artworks will be judged by OAC staff on creativity and skill level.

Publishing: Winning artworks will be published on the college website and our Facebook page. The artworks will also be made into greeting cards for the college. Only first names will be published alongside the artwork.

Competition Closes: 2 November 2021

How to enter

Please email your entry to [email protected] or to your teacher

Please provide the highest resolution image you can (under 10Mb for emailing) by scanning or taking a high quality photo if it is a physical artwork.

Along with your artwork file, please include in the email:

  • Your full name
  • Your OAC Student ID number
  • The medium and title of the artwork
  • A media consent form giving us permission to publish your artwork (if you are over 18 please return the adult form)

Some of last year's winners are shown below:

Entries close Tuesday 2 November 2021!

Good Luck!


For more information please contact: [email protected]

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Last updated: 12 October 2021