Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition

The Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition 2022 has now closed. Thank you to all who participated. 

About the competition

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

The competition targets all stages of primary school, and is open to young people aged five -12 years. TSAC encourages students to learn about a local threatened species and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece.

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


2022 Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition Winners

Art: five - six years

1st Place

Muhammad Khan

2nd Place

Andy Thomson

3rd Place

Rohan Alexander Kurup

Highly Commended

Guilia Giorgi

Highly Commended

Stella Cannon

Art: seven - nine years

1st Place

Xavier Ransom

2nd Place

William Zaborski

3rd Place

Abigail Wilson

Highly Commended

Athoy Islam

Highly Commended

Willow Gumbley 

 Art: 10 - 12 years

1st Place

Zoe Reeves

2nd Place

Torres Raboso

3rd Place

Archie Hart

Highly Commended

Emma Pecotich

Highly Commended

Kyah Oran

Waste to Art

Overall winner

Neil Bhardwaj

Creative Writing

Overall Winner

Amina Khan

Overall Winner

Bella de Rooy

Winning Primary School

Overall winner

Harrington Park Primary School