The 2019 NAIDOC Poster Competition is now open!
Want to know what it means to win the NAIDOC Poster competition?
2018 winner Cheryl Moggs opened up about her experience saying “I didn’t expect the response it got – it went wild! It’s been an amazing experience as an artist to use your skills to send a message to inspire and educate.”
Cheryl says so many opportunities opened up for her through the NAIDOC poster competition – from commissions and gallery exhibitions of her artworks, including a display at Parliament House, to school children writing to her about what her artwork meant to them.
“As an artist it puts you on a platform really quickly. The recognition from winning the competition has been amazing.”
“But it’s not just about winning a competition – it brings lots of other things that are timeless. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to top that as an artist.” she says.
Cheryl, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi, Bungunya and Toobeah regions in South West Queensland, won the 2018 Poster completion with her beautiful artwork – tarmunggie-woman.
We wish Cheryl the best of luck in the future.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia are invited to submit an artwork to represent what the 2019 theme - Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future - means to them.
The winning artist of this prestigious competition will have their artwork used as the 2019 National NAIDOC Poster - to be seen by thousands and celebrated across Australia as the centrepiece of NAIDOC Week 2019!
The winner will collect a $10,000 cash prize and they and a friend will be invited as a VIP guest to attend the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Canberra on Saturday 6 July 2019.