Celebrate Always Was, Always Will Be. by entering the NAIDOC 2020 poster competition, or nominating for a National NAIDOC award
The NAIDOC 2020 theme - Always Was, Always Will Be. - recognises and celebrates that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the ancient history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.
The annual NAIDOC poster competition has been a defining feature of NAIDOC celebrations. Not only does the chosen artist receive a $10,000 cash prize, and tickets to the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony, but the chosen poster will be seen across the country, going into the archives of NAIDOC history.
The National NAIDOC Committee invites all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years or older to apply with their artwork. The artwork must draw inspiration from the 2020 theme Always Was, Always Will Be.
The National NAIDOC Committee also invites nominations for individuals and groups for the 2020 National NAIDOC Awards. The awards cover ten categories:
Apprentice of the Year, Artist of the Year, Caring for Country Award, Elder of the Year (Male), Elder of the Year (Female), Lifetime Achievement Award, Person of the Year, Scholar of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, and Youth of the Year.
As the oldest national Indigenous Awards, the National NAIDOC Awards have honoured the significant and outstanding contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since the early 1980s.
Almost 300 achievers have been awarded coveted National NAIDOC Awards for their work at the international, national or community level.
Poster competition close: 5:00pm (AEDT), Monday 3 February 2020 https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/national-naidoc-poster-competition-entry-form
Award nominations close: 5:00pm (AEDT), Monday 23 March 2020 https://www.naidoc.org.au/awards/nominations
Media contact: NAIDOC@niaa.gov.au