Cosmos and Critters

Cosmos and Critters
Illustration from The Worst Band in the Universe by Graeme Base.

Cosmos and Critters

Youth Art Prize

Online exhibition: 26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022

Young, creative explorers have travelled their imaginations and brought to life other worlds, distant universes and their inhabitants for the Cosmos and Critters Youth Art Prize!

These otherworldly artworks have been inspired by the universe of Graeme Base.

The Cosmos and Critters exhibition will be online, so you should submit images of 2D artworks only, be they drawing, painting, printmaking or digital. There are no limits on how you can depict your imagined worlds or the critters who inhabit them. Now is the perfect time to escape to other worlds!

For the online exhibition, artists have been deployed into age squadrons of 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-17 years, with each group eligible for a People’s Choice Award. Make sure to vote for your favourites!

5-8 year squadron
$50 People’s Choice Award

9-12 year squadron
$75 People’s Choice Award

13-17 year squadron
$100 People’s Choice Award

Supported by the ACT Government, the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and Libraries ACT.







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