The IEU Awards for Excellence in Art Design and the Literary Competition will return in 2022 for students and staff in the non-government education sector, as IEU Assistant Secretary Rebecca Sisson writes.
Entries for both the Art Awards and Literary Competition will open in early March with the judging and presentation evenings to occur in Term 3.
Over the past five years more than 10,000 creative works have been submitted.
Each year the number of entries has increased and the calibre of work improved, making it harder for the judges to select just a handful of winners in each category.
IEU Art Awards
The theme for the 2022 IEU Awards for Excellence in Art Design is ‘New Beginnings’.
The Awards are open to students and staff in the non-government education sector in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
There are categories for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in addition to a dedicated category for staff.
Students who identify as First Nations can also enter their work in the First Nations category.
Entrants can submit painting, drawing, collage, sculpture or photographic works.
There will be a change to the process of submitting entries this year, with the submission of an online entry form required prior to the artwork being sent in for judging.
Information about the Awards entry process will be provided to schools and early childhood education centres in late February.
The Literary Competition remains Queensland’s longest-running literary competition.
2022 will mark the 63rd year of this competition run in conjunction with the English Teacher Association of Queensland (ETAQ).
The Literary Competition is open to students and staff in state and non-government schools throughout Queensland.
Staff, along with students in Years 5 to 12 can submit their poetry, short story and non-fiction prose pieces.
In 2022, we will be moving to a fully electronic process for submitting entries.
Information about the Competition entry process will be provided to schools in late February.