The Design Files Kids Art Awards 2022 winners here!

Just in time for the school holidays, The Design Files is proud to announce The Design Files Kids Art Awards 2022, proudly presented by Honan Insurance Group, alongside supporting partners Gro-To, Birkenstock and the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

Now in its second year, (listed to left and below, are last years winners) this national art awards program celebrates kids’ unique creativity. The program aims to support Children’s Ground, a non-for-profit charity creating change within First Nations communities.

The Design Files Kids Art Awards will award prizes to 5 talented young Aussie artists. Young artists aged up to 16 are invited to create an A4-sized, 2-dimensional artwork in any medium, inspired by the theme ‘Home’.

Entrants are invited to paint or draw anything that reminds them of home. Their house, garden – or perhaps their bedroom? A treasured teddy or doll, a triumphant lego creation, a beloved pet, a family portrait – or a favourite home cooked dinner. Anything and everything that feels like home!

The awards program is open to all kids in Australia, up to 16 years of age, and an expert judging panel of Australian artists including Iconic Australian artist Ken Done, Award winning Melbourne based illustrator and artist Beci Orpin, and artist and Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay/Gummaroi man and artist Reko Rennie, will be tasked with selecting the 5 winners. Each winner will receive a $1000 cash prize.

The Design Files Kids Art Awards 2022
Entries open:                     Monday April 4, 6am AEST
Entries close:                      Sunday April 24, 5pm AEST
The challenge:                   Children across Australia up to 16 years of age are invited to create a two-dimensional artwork inspired by the 2022 awards theme: ‘home’.
The cause:                           100% of the entry fees ($5 per entry) will be donated to Children’s Ground – a community-led charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over a 25-year period to make real and lasting change.

The prize:                            5 x winners (one from each age category) will receive a $1000 cash prize thanks to presenting partner, Honan Insurance Group.

15 x runners up will receive a customised pencil case thanks from Crumb Kids

Judges:                                 Reko Rennie, Ken Done, and Beci Orpin

“We created The Design Files Kids Art Awards Program, in partnership with Honan, as a joyful, inclusive national awards program that we hope will be an inspiring creative outlet for families and kids across Australia. It’s super easy to get involved, and the prizes are huge! We also feel very lucky to have an opportunity to use this program to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Ground, an indigenous-led children’s charity we have long admired,”
The Design Files Founder & Editor, Lucy Feagins

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Design Files again for this year’s Kids Art Awards. After another difficult year we didn’t hesitate to support this brilliant initiative that not only encourages kids to have fun and be creative but also helps raise much needed funds and awareness for Children’s Ground. Last year we were overwhelmed by the creativity shown in the incredibly impressive artworks that were submitted by all age groups and so we are really looking forward to seeing what this year’s theme inspires.”
– CEO of Honan Insurance Group, Andrew Fluitsma

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