2018 National NAIDOC Poster Competition Entry Form

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are invited to submit artworks for the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster Competition. The competition is a chance for talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and older to be recognised across Australia.

The winning artwork will be used to create the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster to promote NAIDOC Week 2018 across the country. The winning artwork will also collect a $10,000 cash prize.

Your artwork must reflect this year’s National NAIDOC theme:

Because of her, we can!

For more information on this year’s theme click here  

How to enter:

  • To enter complete the online entry form on this page and upload an image of your artwork or;
  • Download the entry form below and submit your completed form to the National NAIDOC Committee by emailing naidoc@pmc.gov.au or post to:

National NAIDOC Poster Competition
National NAIDOC Secretariat, Culture Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO BOX 6500, CANBERRA,  ACT,  2600

For further detail please refer to the Terms and Conditions below.

All entries must be received by Friday 05 February 2018.

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png psd.

Terms and Conditions

By completing and submitting this Entry Form, each participating artist agrees to be bound by the following terms and conditions of entry:

  1. The artwork must reflect the 2018 National NAIDOC theme:
    ‘Because of her, we can!’
  2. All participating artists must:
    • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
    • Be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander community; and
    • Be an individual aged 13 years or older at the time the Entry Form is submitted. No group entries will be accepted.
  3. All entries will be viewed and judged by the National NAIDOC Committee. Chance plays no part in selecting the winner.
  4. The artist may submit only one artwork (entry) in only one of the following ways:
    • E-mail: Send a completed Entry Form via e-mail to naidoc@pmc.gov.au and attach an image of your artwork
    • Online: Submit a completed Entry Form online at www.naidoc.org.au and attach an image of your artwork
    • Post: Post a completed Entry Form and an image of your artwork or the original to: 
      National NAIDOC Secretariat
      Culture Branch
      Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
      PO Box 6500 Canberra ACT 2600
  5. The artist acknowledges that their artwork may be copied or reproduced for the purposes of judging the competition. If a photo version of the artwork is selected by the judging panel, the artist will be required to mail in their artwork at their own expense and risk for judges to make a final decision.
  6. The Commonwealth of Australia (the Commonwealth) as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet accepts no responsibility and disclaims all, or any, liability for any loss or damage incurred by any third party person, whether directly or indirectly, as a result of postage, delivery or handling of original artwork. The artist must pay return postage or freight costs and the Commonwealth as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will return entries only if a request including prepaid postage or freight is forwarded with the entry. Entries not otherwise collected by 1st November 2018 will be disposed of at the Commonwealth’s discretion.
  7. A completed Entry Form signed by each artist must accompany the artwork to indicate agreement to these terms and conditions.
  8. All participating artists state that they are aged 13 years or older at the time the Entry Form is submitted; the artwork submitted is original work; the artwork submitted has not been the recipient of a major prize before; and that they have not charged or otherwise encumbered the work nor given any assignment inconsistent with these terms and conditions. Where a participating artist is under the age of 18, the artist’s adult parent/guardian must complete the Entry Form by stating their own name on behalf of the name of the artist to indicate their agreement with these terms and conditions on behalf of the artist.
  9. All participating artists undertake to indemnify and keep indemnified the Commonwealth as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet against all claims, demands, losses and damages that the Commonwealth as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet incurs as a result of a breach of any warranties and obligations given by Entrants under these terms and conditions.
  10. Artwork should be no larger than A1 (594mm x 841mm) and should not be framed or mounted behind glass.
  11. A prize of $10,000 excluding GST will be payable to winning artist. The decision of the judges will be final and absolute.
  12. No correspondence about the decision will be entered into.
  13. Property rights in all submissions, including the winning artwork, will remain with the artist or Entrant except as provided by these conditions.
  14. By signing a completed Entry Form, submitting an artwork and accepting the award offer, the winning artist:
    • grants to the Commonwealth as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, a permanent, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, ongoing, non-exclusive licence (including a right of sub-licence) to use, reproduce, communicate, broadcast, publish, distribute, adapt, modify the winning art work in all media of expression now known or later developed and in all languages, for any purpose specified in these terms and conditions. 
    • consents to any of the following types of acts or omissions by the Commonwealth: (a) use of all or part of the art work in accordance with the licence granted above, with or without attribution of authorship to the artist (but the Commonwealth will not falsely attribute authorship of the entry); (b) supplementing the art work with any other material; and (c) use of the art work in a different context to that originally envisaged; 
    • may be requested to physically sign a licence and consent form relating to the artwork, prior to the competition being finalised. Failure to sign the licence will entitle the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to remove the artist’s artwork from the Competition. 
    • agrees that the Commonwealth as represented by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet may publish, on the 2018 National NAIDOC Poster and in any other material in which the artwork is used or reproduced, any personal information provided by the winning artist in connection with their entry including, but not limited to, the winning artist’s name, age, community and State/Territory of residence; and 
    • warrants that at the time of accepting the award offer there is no cultural or religious reason or any other impediment that prevents the winning artwork from being exhibited, published or reproduced.
  15. The Commonwealth’s purpose in using the winning art work may include:
    • Being used as part of images in NAIDOC’s social media (i.e. Facebook)
    • Being used in the National NAIDOC Award Ceremony Program;
    • Being used in the National NAIDOC Award Ceremony room theming (i.e. Projection, screens, staging etc); and
    • Being used in the National NAIDOC Poster.
  16. The National NAIDOC Poster may be used in the following manner (including but not limited to):
    • Displayed in public places (i.e. offices, libraries, schools, shopping centre etc.);
    • Incorporated onto local NAIDOC event flyers;
    • Displayed on social media pages and websites;
    • Displayed in sequence with previous National NAIDOC posters; and
    • Providing black and white templates (for colouring in) to educational institutions to promote a positive awareness of NAIDOC and NAIDOC activities. 
  17. The Commonwealth will reasonably endeavour to notify the winning artist before altering the winning artwork prior to using it.
  18. The Commonwealth will identify the winning artist on the National NAIDOC poster.
  19. The Commonwealth will reasonably endeavour to acknowledge the winning artist as the author of the winning artwork where the artwork is used for purposes other than the National NAIDOC poster.
  20. The artist will seek permissions and approvals to reproduce graphics, flags or images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  21. Requests for permission to reproduce the National NAIDOC Poster should be directed to:
    National NAIDOC Secretariat
    Culture Branch
    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    PO Box 6500 Canberra ACT 2600
    OR
    naidoc@pmc.gov.au
    Any reproduction must acknowledge the original artist of the winning artwork and the NAIDOC. Any reproduction of the National NAIDOC Poster must be in full; permission for partial reproductions of the artwork will not be granted.
  22. All entries must be received by 5:00pm AEDT Monday 05 February 2018.
  23. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet may amend these terms and conditions from time to time, and any amendments will be binding on all entrants. If, for any reason, the competition is not able to be run as planned the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet may cancel the Competition without liability to any entrant, or any other person.
  24. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is the Promoter of this Competition.
  25. Final selection may be subject to the provision of additional information. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of participating artist, artwork and Entry Form (including participating artist’s identity, age and place of residence) and to disqualify any participating artist who submits an Entry Form that is not in accordance with these Competition Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process.