The Design Files together with Honan Insurance Group are asking all Aussie kids to get creative.

The inaugural Design Files Kids Art Awards proudly presented by Honan launch on Monday 29th of March  – an online art exhibition and awards program, celebrating kids’ unique creativity. The program aims to support Children’s Ground, a non-for-profit charity creating change within First Nations communities.

The Design Files Kids Art Awards will award prizes to 5 talented young Aussie artists.  In partnership with Australian insurance broker Honan, young artists are invited to create an A4-sized, 2-dimensional artwork in any medium, inspired by the theme ‘Australia’. From holidays at the beach, to a koala snoozing in a gum tree, Sydney’s iconic Opera House, Uluru in the central desert, a game of backyard cricket, footy at the MCG, or perhaps just a plate of Vegemite on toast for breakfast, Aussie kids are invited to show us their Australia. 

The award program is open to all Australian kids, up to 16 years of age, and an expert panel of Australian artists including Iconic Australian artist Ken Done, Award winning Melbourne based illustrator an artist Beci Orpin and Artist and Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi man Reko Rennie, who explores his aboriginal identity through contemporary media, will be tasked with selecting the 5 winners. Each winner will receive a $2000 cash prize.

100% of entry fees ($5 per entry) will go to Children’s Ground, a non-for-profit charity creating change with First Nations communities, where children experience disadvantage at disproportionate levels. As a community-led organisation, Children’s Ground is building on the strength and culture of people and creating genuine, long-term opportunity. Their vision is to work with a community for 25 years, replacing a history of short-term, ‘quick-fix’ approaches with a model which allows people to design their own future.

The Design Files Kids Arts Awards proudly presented by Honan launches Monday 29 March, 2021.

Entries Open Monday March 29th

Entries Close Sunday April 18th

Winners Announced Friday May 7th


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