Threatened Species Art & Writing Competition

The 2019 Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition will open on 22 July and entries will close on 23 August.

To celebrate National Threatened Species Day on 7 September, the Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition is a regional educational initiative that encourages all young people aged 5-12 across the Macarthur region to learn about a local threatened species and represent it in a piece of creative artwork or short story! In turn, these will help raise community awareness about how, together, we can help to protect these species.

The Competition continues to grow. This year we have included a creative writing component so that young people, who enjoy expressing themselves in written form can create short stories that celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of our threatened plants and animals.

We are also pleased to announce that the Australian Botanic Gardens and Symbio Wildlife Zoo are back on board, providing some great prizes and additional activities as part of the competition.

Award ceremony

The competition will once again have an award ceremony to award winning individual and winning schools. The award ceremony will take place prior to Threatened Species Day, on Thursday 5 September, and be hosted by The Australian PlantBank at The Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan.

Following the ceremony, award winners will be invited to participate in a Nocturnal Tour of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland. Be sure to bring a torch and walking shoes!

For further information, please contact Council’s Natural Resource Project Officer on 4654 7777.