About BrushStrokes


Mooloolaba Rotary takes pleasure in inviting Years 7 to 9 and 10 to12 secondary school students from the Sunshine Coast to take part in this exciting new art competition. 


The Mooloolaba Rotary “BrushStrokes” Young Students Art Competition and Exhibition will be held at Kawana Shoppingworld, commencing with the official opening and awards presentation on Thursday, 2nd September 2021 at 6pm, whereafter the exhibition will be open to the public for viewing and sale of artworks. 

Entries are to be submitted through the art department/teacher at the student’s school. For further information see “Conditions of Entry”.


The main objectives of the competition are to:

  • provide an avenue for young artists to exhibit their work

  • foster young artists love for visual art 

  • promote understanding of the importance of art in education

  • act as a medium of contact and interaction between young artists and the community, and

  • raise funds for The Board Meeting Surf Charity. 


The Competition seeks to recognise and encourage young artists. In addition to trophies and prizes for the winners and runners up, every exhibitor will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Our Beneficiary

The Board Meeting Surf Charity supports children with disabilities on the Sunshine Coast. The funds raised will be used to provide much-needed professional respite care for children with disabilities so that their parents can have a well-earned break to rebuild and recuperate.


A Mum recently wrote:

“We were so close to giving up our child. We just couldn’t cope any longer. We hadn’t had a day without trauma in more than 4 years. Knowing someone out there is thinking of us is so wonderful. Your support helped us save our marriage and I don’t know what would have happened to our daughter if we separated. We understand our lives will never be easy, but the respite care you arranged has given us new strength”.


For more information on The Board Meeting Surf Charity visit www.theboardmeeting.org.au.

BrushStrokes 2021 Key Dates

30 March - launch date, schools notified of competition.

30 April – we would appreciate receipt of Expressions of Interest from schools by this date. 

1 July – online facility open for teachers to upload entry forms and artwork images.

6 August – final day to upload entries.

7-13 August – initial judging to identify works suitable for exhibition, based on quality and capacity of exhibition space.

16-17 August – schools notified of entries selected for exhibition and final judging, requesting they prepare art works for delivery to KSW.

27 August – schools to deliver art works to KSW, between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

28 August - 1 September – hang exhibits in exhibition venue

1-2 September – final judging to select prize winners.

2 September – exhibition opening and awards night.

3-10 September – exhibition and sale of art works.

12 September – schools and purchasers of Artworks to collect art works from KWS between the hours of 10am and 4pm.


Mooloolaba Rotary is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of: 


Event Partner - Kawana Shoppingworld

Support Sponsor - Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim

for their contributions to the inaugural BrushStrokes Young Students Art Competition.