And the winners are...
First prize - 'Growth' by Jennifer Kent
The branch represents growth and each of the leaves represents a year, there are 20. The flowers represent beautifying the city through native plants within these years. The people symbols are symbolic to the multitudes of multicultures that will flock to the growing city. Ultimately this painting is about growth and beautifying the city with beautiful gardens and services for the Ipswichians and honouring the land of the First Nations culture.
Runner up - 'Purple Beauty' by Grant Quinn
Ipswich is known as a heritage city filled with beautiful homes and buildings that attract many visitors to our city. These visitors and tourists give financial opportunities to local business and economy. I would love to see Ipswich's vision to protect and reserve our heritage sites. This image is of The Commercial Hotel, which was rebuilt in 1916 on its stilt timber stumps. Its flaky complexion now framed by the purple beauty of the surrounding Jacarandas makes for a stunning image.
Submit an artwork telling us how the artwork shows your vision for Ipswich. You could win a prize and have your artwork published in Council’s Corporate Plan and/or on Council’s website. The winning entries will also be exhibited at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Your artwork can be a painting, drawing, photograph or sculpture, or perhaps a digital image or video.
Council wants to know your views about the draft vision and themes, and what your desired outcomes for Ipswich are. Read about the Corporate Plan and Community Vision at iFuture.
Entries will be judged on both the artwork and the description provided which links the artwork to Council’s proposed vision and corporate planning.
Entry to the competition is by digital submission. If your entry is a physical object (for example, a painting or sculpture), enter a photo or photos of your artwork. If we need to photograph the artwork for publication or to exhibit it as a winning entry, we will get in contact with you in the week of 16 November to organise this.
Entries need to be submitted by 13 November 2020.
There is a competition for adults and a separate competition for school students.
Adults’ competition – first prize: $1000, exhibition of the artwork at the Ipswich Art Gallery, publication of the artwork in the Corporate Plan and/or on the Council’s website (depending on the format of the artwork).
Adults’ competition – second prize: $500, exhibition of the artwork at the Ipswich Art Gallery, publication of the artwork in the Corporate Plan and/or on the Council’s website (depending on the format of the artwork).
The terms and conditions for the competition are displayed in the Document Library.