2015 National Science Week Schools Art & Video Competition


Art, science and the environment all play an important role in our everyday lives. The Northern Rivers Science Hub wants to know what they mean to you!

As part of the 2015 Arts Vs Science Festival School students were invited to create artworks in any medium that communicated a science concept or bright idea. Artworks that utilise sustainable/recycled materials are encouraged!

The entries were judged for their creativity / originality / flair (that special x-factor)! Kudos was given to pieces that use scavenged/foraged/re-purposed/recycled materials.

The National Science Week Schools Art & Video Competition was judged & prizes awarded at the Arts Vs Science Festival held on the 22nd August at Lismore City Hall by a panel of scientists, artists, educators and filmmakers.


What were the Amazing Prizes?

  • An Ipad mini thanks to Powermax Computing
  • $500 cash from Richmond Landcare Inc.
  • Environmental excursion with Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre
  • Solar kits from Scientrific
  • Art supplies and book vouchers from Lismore businesses and Jason Mumford, City Centre Manager
  • Solar Gadgetry from Jaycar
  • Teaching resources from Primary Connections

Drum roll please …. and the winners were:

PEOPLES CHOICE: Isabella Ryan and Wyrallah Rd Public School

X FACTOR: Ochre Bella and Kadina High School

Judges choice:

  • Wyrallah Road Public School,  Junior visual art prize
  • Ziggy c/o Dorroughby Arts Camp, Senior visual art prize
  • Jayden Luck, Jayden Whitlan & Sarah De Vires, Lismore Heights Public School “Australian Native Bees” Year 3 Junior digital art prize
  • Goolmangar Public School, Senior digital art prize

Runners up were:

  • Claire from Bexhill Public School, & Lucas (Goonengerry Public School)  Junior visual art prize
  • Jamie Freeman (Bexhill Public School) and Jack Herrop (Goonenegerry Public School) , Senior visual art prize
  • Gus Schirmer (Lennox Head Public School Year 3) “How to Save the Planet”, and Talia Krystal (Channon and Bexhill Public Schools); Ariki Harwood (Goonengerry Public School) – Junior digital art prize
  • Jessie Herinton (Eltham Public School) Senior digital art prize

Entry Information and Conditions

What will you be doing for National Science Week?

Who Could Enter?

  • Entry was open to all Schools in the Northern Rivers NSW postcodes: 2469-2490, across two age categories: Junior (Pre-School/ Primary School) and Senior (High School).
  • Students could enter individually or as a team/class entry.

Entries closed for visual art category: 5pm Friday 14th August
Entries closed for digital media category: 5pm Friday 7th August

What were the Categories?

  • 1. Visual Arts (preschool/primary) AND 2. Visual Arts (secondary)<!–
  • 3. Digital Media (preschool/primary) AND 4. Digital Media (secondary)

Digital Media includes: All digital mediums, including film, photo essays, photography, etc. See below for video requirements

The Northern Rivers Science Hub would like to thank all entrants and our generous donors for all the wonderful prizes!





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