Creative Arts Competition (Youth Week 2024)

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The Hills Shire Council is hosting an art competition in honour of Youth Week 2024 and we are encouraging all of our young artists to submit their work! 

This competition is available for young people, aged 12-24, living, working or studying within the Hills Shire to showcase their creative and artistic abilities to celebrate Youth Week 2024.

With some major prizes on offer, all submissions will go in the running to win by review through a panel of esteemed critiques including Mayor of The Hills Shire Council, Dr Peter Gangemi.

Submissions will also be included at an exhibition at one of the Hills' largest Youth Week events for 2024, The Hills Youth Festival. What's not to be excited about!

The theme of the competition is 'Connection and Identity' which we would love for submissions to explore through the lens of a young person living in the Hills.

Submissions will need to be completed online via the link below.

Artists will need to photograph their submission and upload it to the link alongside some other details.

Submissions can be new or existing and from any medium, as long as they fit the competitions theme!

Additional details regarding the competition can be found on the link below.

Please ensure that prior to submission, your artwork meets the following criteria. 

  • The artwork follows the theme of 'Connection and Identity'
  • The dimensions of the artwork are no larger than 43cm (W), 29cm (D) and 20cm (H)
  • The artwork is able to sit flat on a table OR upright with no additional support
  • The artwork can be vertical or horizontal
  • The artwork must be unmounted and unframed
  • Any art materials may be used (paint, pencils, pastels, paper collage)
  • The artwork must be able to be delivered to staff of The Hills Shire Council should it be selected to be included in the final exhibition.

Submissions Open: Monday 29th February

Submissions Close: Thursday 4th April

Final Exhibition: Thursday 18th April

Submissions Have Closed


  • Thursday, 29 February 2024 | 04:00 PM - Thursday, 04 April 2024 | 11:59 PM