Conditions of Entry - BrushStrokes


  1. The Competition is open to Years 7 to 12 secondary school students enrolled at State and Independent Schools on the Sunshine Coast. 

  2. Entry is free.

  3. Students are encouraged to enter two-dimensional works in the following four categories:
    - print (including printmaking, photography and digital)
    - painting
    - drawing
    - mixed media.  

  4. Size - 300 x 300mm up to a maximum of 600 x 600mm.

  5. Schools must select only the top 3 entries in each category in Groups of Years 7-9 and 10-12 i.e. a maximum of 24 entries per school.

  6. Entries must be submitted by schools online from 1 July 2021.  

  7. Further information, including the entry form and an upload link, will be provided to schools prior to 1 July.

  8. Online submission of entries will close on 6 August 2021.

  9. Each entry must be the original work of the student.

  10. The work must be entered in the student’s current year level (2021).  

  11. Students can select work completed after 1 July 2020.

Judging and Prizes

  1. Artworks submitted on-line will be viewed by experienced judges who will select the entries to be exhibited at the exhibition.

  2. Artworks received for the exhibition will then be judged and the prize winners in each category; namely first, second and third place-getters for Year Groups 7-9 and 10-12, will be selected.

  3. Prize winners will receive prizes and certificates.

  4. The exhibit judged “Best in Show” will receive the Mooloolaba Rotary President’s trophy.

  5. There will be a perpetual trophy for the Winning School.

  6. All students whose artworks are chosen for exhibition will receive a certificate.  

  7. All students receiving prizes and/or certificates will be notified via e-mail inviting them to the Awards Event.


  • The judges’ decision is final, and no individual correspondence will be entered into.

  • Judges reserve the right to reclassify entries.

Judging Criteria

The Judges will be guided by the following criteria in their appraisal of the students’ artwork. 
1.  Design and creativity

2.  Technique
3.  Expression

Sale of Artworks

  1. By entering the competition, students agree to their art being exhibited and offered for sale and that the proceeds be donated to The Board Meeting Surf Charity.

  2. Students are encouraged to donate the proceeds from the sale of their works or, alternatively, they may choose to retain the proceeds less 30%. Payment of the 30% commission will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

  3. All artworks chosen for display at the exhibition will be priced by the student within the following guidelines:

    • Minimum price - $50

    • Maximum price - $400

  4. Judges will have the discretion to increase prices where appropriate

Display of Artworks

Artwork must be:

  • A minimum of 300mm x 300mm up to a maximum of 600mm x 600mm.

  • Easily transportable and be strong enough to be handled and displayed. 

  • If the artwork is on canvas works should be:

  • Framed or presented on a stretcher with hanging support on the back. Any materials (eg. hooks) needed for display must be included with the work.

  • Artworks on paper should be:

  • Presented or framed in a manner that artwork can be hung for display.


  • Mooloolaba Rotary reserves the right to select works for display. 

  • Space allowing, the maximum number of works of the highest possible standard will be displayed. 

  • No undertaking is given to display all work and work which is received in a state unsuitable for presentation, may not be exhibited. 

  • Entrants agree to allow media reproduction of their work from photographs or film for 

    promotional purposes.


  1. The Exhibition will be launched at the Awards Event on Thursday, 2 September 2021 and will be open for viewing at Kawana Shoppingworld from 3 to 10 September.

  2. All students whose artworks are chosen for display will be invited to attend the Awards Event.

Delivery of Artworks

  1. On-line entries – further details will be advised prior to the online entry opening date 1 July 2021.

  2. Exhibition:

    • Each item must be clearly marked with the category, title, entrant’s name, address, telephone number and price.

    • The delivery of works for the exhibition is the responsibility of the exhibiting school. Artworks must be delivered to: 

      • Kawana Shopping World by no later than Friday 27 August 2021 between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

Collection of Artworks

  1. Collection of Works is the responsibility of the exhibiting schools.  

  2. Artworks must be collected from Kawana Shopping World on Monday 13 September 2021 between 10am and 4pm. 

  3. Unclaimed works will become the property of Mooloolaba Rotary after 30 days.


Every care will be taken with the artwork. However, Mooloolaba Rotary and the Sponsors cannot accept any liability for loss of, or damage to, entries while at or in transit to or from the Exhibition.


Mooloolaba Rotary is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of: 


Event Partner - Kawana Shoppingworld

Event Sponsor - Tiffany Jones Fine Art, Buderim

for their contributions to the inaugural BrushStrokes Young Students Art Competition