The National Museum in Bloemfontein is hosting the Free State Young Artists Awards in celebration of Youth Month again in 2022. This art competition will be open to all learners in the Free State under the theme “Only One Earth.”
As the largest global platform for environmental outreach, World Environment Day 2022 is celebrated by millions of people across the world. “Only One Earth” is the campaign slogan for World Environment Day 2022, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. (https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/)
The Museum will join the international community in celebrating World Environment Day 2022, by placing emphasis on our planet as our only home. With nature in emergency mode, our planet needs collective environmental action. This year’s campaign highlights climate, nature and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to create awareness in living sustainable. While individual consumption action do make a difference, it is the collectiveness of those actions which will move us to a more sustainable earth.
Together with the arts, the museum aim to place emphasis on this theme with this competition. The theme creates a perfect platform for young Free State artists to comment on our planets natural state. Creative activities is important for children’s cognitive and emotional development.
This competition is an annual event for the National Museum that celebrates and encourages the creativity of our young Free State artists. Children do view and create art in a more honest way than adults.
The three categories to participate in will be:
Category A: open to preschool learners ages 5 to 9 years old with a prize money –
- First prize: R600-00
- Second prize: R300-00
- Third prize: R150-00
Category B: open to school learners 10 to 14 years old with prize money –
- First prize: R1 000-00
- Second prize: R 600-00
- Third prize: R 300-00
Category C: open to High School learners 15 to 19 years old with prize money –
- First prize: R1 700-00
- Second prize: R1 000-00
- Third prize: R 750-00
- Only original artworks created in 2022 can be entered.
- Artworks must speak to and highlight the theme.
- Artworks can be two or three dimensional and be made from a variety of mediums.
- Artworks may not be larger that 1m x 1m x 1m or weigh more than 30kg.
- All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
- Competition closes 5 August 2022. No late entries will be accepted.
The National Museum
36 Aliwal Street
Download Entry Form: Click here