Quercus School Holiday Art Competition.

Learn, Share and Connect – Through the eyes of our children

Quercus Beechworth invites children living in the 3747 area code, between the ages of 4 and 18, to submit an art piece using the theme Learn, share & connect. This art competition is a chance for children to show our community positive ways they have either learnt, shared or connected during isolation.


What is the theme?

Learn, share and connect. We encourage you to use your imagination and share with us a positive experience that you learnt, shared or a connection you made while in isolation. Write a short description about your artwork.

 Some questions to spark your imagination.

Did you enjoy having your parents and siblings home all the time? What was the best part of this?

Did you enjoy a special moment with your parents or siblings? Playing games, going for walks together.

Did you learn a new skill? Dad’s secret pasta recipe.

Did you connect with your grandparents, parents or a sibling?


Any art materials or combination of art materials may be used (eg paint, pencil, pastels, paper collage, photography) but the artwork must be two-dimensional.

It can be any size up to A3 (30cm x 42cm)

Who can enter?

Any child living in the 3747 postcode can enter this competition. The competition is judged in three categories:

Category 1 – ages 4 to 8

Category 2 – ages 9 to 13

Category 3 – ages 14 to 18

Competition closes July Saturday  4th (04/07/20). All entries must be dropped off at Quercus Bookshop with a completed application form by close of business (4pm).

To be considered for selection, an entrant must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.

Instructions and conditions

The artwork

  • One artwork only per entrant.
  • Must be no bigger than A3 (420 × 297 mm).
  • Can be vertical or horizontal.
  • Any art materials or combination of art materials may be used (eg paint, pencil, pastels, paper collage) but the artwork must be two-dimensional.
  • Must be unmounted.

Preparing the artwork for entry

  • Fill in the entry form and attach Entrant ID slip to back of artwork.
  • DO NOT roll or fold the artwork. We suggest placing it between two pieces of cardboard to protect it and keep it flat.

Judging and Prizes

Entries will be judged by Quercus board and winners will be notified by phone and email. There will be one winner from each age category. Each winner will receive one prize pack (Up to $70 in value), which includes art supplies and a Quercus voucher.

We plan to exhibit artworks in Quercus Bookshop and Op shop for our community to view. The last day for public viewing will be July Sunday 19th. Artworks will be available for pick up after this date.

Artwork pickup

Artworks will be available for collection from Quercus Bookshop from Monday July 20th.

Other terms and conditions

The artwork submitted must be the original work of the entrant themselves and not infringe the copyright.

Competition is NOT open to employed Quercus staff and family members.

By submitting your work, you are giving permission for Quercus Beechworth to showcase your artwork along with your name (first name only) on Quercus’ social media platforms and website.

Please CONTACT US or call in for an entry form.