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$5k up for Grabs in Youth Art Comp’s 20th Year

Moreton Bay Regional Council is calling on young artists from across the region to submit their best photos, paintings, sculptures and artworks for a chance to share in $5,000.

The prizes, which can be used for arts classes and tuition, are part of the 20th anniversary of the Tyson Evans Scholarship and Exhibition, which celebrates young artists throughout the Moreton Bay Region.

Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Denise Sims encouraged students currently in grades 7 to 12 to submit their favourite works for a chance to win the major prize of $2,500 or one of five $500 prizes.

“Whatever your medium - be it painting, photography or 3D sculpture - we want to see your works. If you know of a talented young artist, encourage them to enter,” Cr Sims said.

“We have so many talented young artists in our region keen to get their break, and the Tyson Evans Scholarship and Exhibition is the perfect launch pad. Many of the past entrants and winners have gone on to do great things in the arts and creative industries community.”

Division 6 Councillor Koliana Winchester said entries would be displayed in a special exhibition from July 28 to August 18 at the Redcliffe Art Gallery.

“In addition to the major prizes, this is also your chance to have your art professionally displayed for family, friends and the public to see,” Cr Winchester said.

The scholarship and exhibition is named after Tysons Evans, a talented young artist from Redcliffe who passed away in 1997.

“Twenty years on, and there are so many artists in our region today who embody Tyson’s passion for the arts and deserve to be showcased. This is a chance to celebrate Tyson and the many young artists who share the same talent today.”

Entries close 8pm, June 24.

Photo: Tyson Evans, Sandhill Crane, 1997


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