Heal Country! calls on all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction. Heal Country! also means finally resolving many of the outstanding injustices which impact on the lives of our people.
The winning entry will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and the artwork recognised across the country on the 2021 National NAIDOC poster.
The competition is now open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years or older and will close 5:00pm (AEDST) Monday 8 March 2021.
The National NAIDOC Committee also invited nominations for the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards.
The Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across ten award categories covering fields of art, education and training, sport, environment and leadership.
Nominations received as part of the 2020 award nomination process will be automatically included for consideration of a 2021 National NAIDOC award. Nominations close will close 5:00pm (AEDST) Monday 22 March 2021.
Award winners will be honoured during NAIDOC Week at the National NAIDOC Awards in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in July 2021.
NAIDOC Week will run nationally from 4-11 July and is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
For more information about the poster competition, Award Nominations, and ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021, visit NAIDOC
Media contact: NAIDOC@niaa.gov.au