26 September 2023

Students to have designs on Christmas card

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The National Indigenous Australians Agency has launched its annual Christmas card competition seeking contributions from primary school students across the country.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt said in the past, entries had been invited from students at schools participating in the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy, but this year the competition had been thrown open to young students nationwide.

“The competition is an opportunity for every young Australian, no matter their background, to be inspired by Indigenous cultures,” Mr Wyatt said.

“This year’s theme is Christmas in my community — it’s a wonderful chance for all young Australians to explore local Indigenous heritage, get creative and submit artworks inspired by the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures,” he said.

Mr Wyatt said the holiday season was a great time to reflect on the year that had passed, to thank everyone who had helped the Agency to achieve great things and to look forward to the year to come.

“I send an annual Christmas card to do just that, and like to include a young person’s artwork on my card to remind everyone it’s our next generation that we work so hard for,” he said.

“The competition will be hosted on our website and I will select a winner to receive a prize pack and have their artwork featured on my 2021 card that goes to hundreds of people who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

Any student aged five to 12 years who is enrolled in school can enter the competition and entries close on 31 October.

Further information can be accessed at this PS News link.

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