Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition

Entries have now closed but the competition will be back in 2021!

In 2020, we received 409 wonderful artworks and creative writing entries!

Winners and placeholders were announced via social media in September 2020.

You can view the 2020 winners and placeholders in the video below:

About the competition 

The Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition (TSAC) is a regional environmental education program, involving Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council and Wollondilly Shire Council. The competition celebrates Biodiversity Month (September) and Threatened Species Day on Monday 7 September.

The Macarthur region, our backyard, is home to a wide diversity of native plants and animals. Many of these plants and animals are affected by a range of impacts such as habitat loss, competition and predation from non-native species and foreign diseases. There are a range of species occurring within the local region that are at risk of extinction and have been listed as ‘Threatened Species.’

The competition targets all stages of primary school, and is open to young people aged 5-12. TSAC encourages students to learn about a local threatened species and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece. Winners will have the opportunity to be featured in the video to describe their artwork and inspiration.

The competition is now in its 13th year and through its cross-curricular nature has been successfully engaging primary schools in Geography, Science, Visual Arts and English throughout the Macarthur region.