Reconciliation Week art prize for children

CHILDREN are being encouraged to get their creativity flowing and brush up on what reconciliation means to them in the City of Canterbury Bankstown’s Reconciliation Week Art Competition.

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3), the art competition is open to school children aged 4-17 years, with prizes worth more than $50 to be won.
Participants must creatively show what Reconciliation means to them or incorporate the 2024 Reconciliation Week theme “Now More Than Ever!” into their artwork, for their chance to win an art pack, gift card or book.
Local Darug Elder Aunty Lyn Martin, president of the Bankstown Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG), said Reconciliation Week was a time for all nationalities to come together, learn about each other and be at peace.
“It is important that people learn about the First Nations history and culture,” she said.
Ms Martin said the art competition was a good learning tool for children to get involved at an early age.
“Art is fun and kids like to draw, they like to paint and they like to tell their own story,” she said.
“While they are doing that, they are asking questions and their teachers are giving them that information.”
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said last year’s competition was a huge success.
Entries for the Reconciliation Week Art Competition are open until Friday, May 17, with the winners announced on Friday, May 24 and their artworks will be on display at the Bankstown Arts Centre from Saturday, May 27.
For more information or to enter the competition, visit