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Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

Excellence in Visual Arts Awards

The Business Liaison Association Inc, in conjunction with the Peninsula Art Educators’ Association, is offering bursaries for students of the Cairns Region interested in pursuing a career in the Visual Arts or Creative Industries through study at Tertiary or TAFE Level.  The Bursaries will be open to Year 12 students studying Visual Arts, Photography, Film and Television or recognised Creative Studies SAS.

The Awards are in the form of a suitably engraved plaque and a certificate which is supported by a range of bursaries:

1 x $700 winner (sponsored by Oxlades),

2 x $500 runner up bursaries (sponsored by Oxlades and REACH),

1 x $400 Indigenous student bursary (sponsored by DET)

1 x NEW $300 bursary for students who may not be going on to Tertiary Study (sponsored by Oxlades).

We encourage all schools to nominate suitable applicants for this round of Bursaries and support the initiative to promote and support talented students in the Visual Arts in Far North Queensland.

Please use the following form or download information from our website www.bla.org.au. Please read details and conditions carefully and forward registration forms by:

Monday 16 September (Week 10, Term 3) 2019.

 Please note the following important points:

  • Each school will be invoiced by BLA an application fee of $88 (inc.GST) to cover the administration costs of the Awards. Schools can nominate as many students as they wish within this fee.
  • All students who participate will be eligible for a Certificate of Participation
  • The winner and runner ups will be given a separate Certificate acknowledging this.
  • All portfolios must be forwarded to Rose Bachelor at rbachelor@standrewscc.qld.edu.au at St Andrew’s Catholic College by Monday 14 October 2019 (Week 2, Term 4)
  • Announcements to be made via email on 25 October 2019

A Presentation Function will be held on Thursday 28 November at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel from 5.30 – 7.30 pm and invitations will be forwarded at a later date.  All Award recipients are expected to attend. We encourage you to support and advertise this opportunity to your students.


Closing Date: Monday 14th October, 2019


1. Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts 2019 (002).pdf

For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:

Coordinator: Rose Bachelor

Email: rbachelor@standrewscc.qld.edu.au