Youth art prize deadline extended

THE deadline to enter new art prize competition for young people has been extended.

Entries will now be accepted until Friday, March 15.

The Wellington Youth Art Prize exhibition is for young people aged 12 to 25 living in the Wellington Shire and has been organised by the shire’s youth council.

It will give promising young artists the opportunity to showcase and present their work to the community.

While the competition is open to all young people living in the Wellington Shire, project organiser youth councillor Christopher Valette said those who had a passion for art would most benefit from the art prize.

Youth councillor and university student Chantel Henderson also praised the project, identifying it as an important way to encourage young people to explore art in the local community.

The Wellington Youth Art Prize is a non-acquisitive prize sponsored by local businesses, individuals and Wellington Shire Youth Council.

A central theme of ‘home’ will enable youth to present a variety of artistic responses.

Entries must be either painting or drawing of any medium, excluding sculpture or photos, with the exception of mixed media.

There are prizes for each age bracket 12 to 15, 16 to 18 and 19 to 25 years.

An exhibition of selected paintings will be held at Maffra Exhibition Space from March 29 to May 18.

For more information phone the youth council on 5142 3380.

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