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Great Aussie Art Competition

Chroma Australia and Corporate Express are proud to announce The Great Aussie Art Competition. This exciting new competition gives primary schools in NSW the chance to win an amazing art lesson from Art Education specialist Raquel Redmond and the runner up gets an art lesson from your truly - Serena Agius the Chroma Australia resident artist.

 The competition is only open to primary schools in NSW and to be eligible your school must have purchased some Chroma 2 paints from Corporate Express in 2012.
 The Artworks created must incorporate some use of Chroma 2 paints and should be flat 2 dimensional paintings, not 3 dimensional sculptures or photographs or computer generated images. Entries for the competition close on the 29th of June 2012.

What To Paint
 We have asked for an Aussie theme in this competition so would like you to ask your students to do a painting that has something to do with Australia. Be as creative as you like with the subject matter, there is plenty to choose from with our amazing wildlife, scenery and culture.
 Once the paintings are finished you need to select three finalists to send into us at Chroma Australia. Perhaps you can even run your own little art competition in the school and have the students vote for the winners if you like.
 Once you have selected the three finalists take a good photo of each one and email the images to along with the following details:

Teacher name and email address

School Name, address and telephone number

The names of the three students and the titles of their paintings.

There is no special entry form to fill out or complicated online registration process, just send us an email with all the details and a few images attached. If there are any problems we will just email you back.
 None of these details will be shared with third parties and we will only upload to the website the school and students names and artwork titles.
 Click here to read the Chroma website privacy policy.
 Once we have collected all of the entries we will select 10 finalists to be judged by Corporate Express and the DEC who will select a first and second prize winner.
 The winners will be announced here in this Paint Talk article and contacted via telephone and email.
 The prizes are a free art lesson to be held at the winner’s school by either art education specialist Raquel Redmond or myself. The exact time and date of the art lessons will be negotiated with the winning schools.

We will work with each school to find the best time for the art lesson. This will be a very exciting educational experience for students and teachers alike. Chroma has been a long time supporter of Australian art education and we aim to continue this tradition with this competition.

Visit Raquel Redmond’s Brava Art website and face book page:

If you have any questions about the competition send an email to or leave a comment here on the website.
 Full Terms and Conditions for the competition can be read here:

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    Serena commented on August 21, 2012, at 5:33 pm.

    Chroma has selected the 10 finalists. It was a difficult task as there were some very interesting entries which show a great understanding of art history and contemporary art and some wonderful teaching.

    We are now waiting on Corporate Express and the Department of Education to select the 1st and second place winners.

    When it comes down to it Art is a very personal thing- what one person sees in a painting another one won't. Just remember- if yours isn't among the finalists it doesn't mean it wasn't a good picture. Keep painting and expressing art and your work will develop.

    Thanks to all the schools who participated and submitted entries.

    Please enjoy the paintings. You can have your own art appreciation lesson in your classroom selecting the winners and giving reasons why. Don't forget to join in the discussion

  2. comment_2_19169

    Serena Agius commented on November 8, 2012, at 5:17 pm.

    Chroma is pleased to announce the two winners and a runner up whose work has been selected by the Department of education and Corporate Express.

    1st is Cassia Storm with ‘Outback Australia’. cassie is from Glenorie Primary School, Glenorie NSW 2157. Her teacher is Shayne Black . Although she didn't put her age on the entry we would love her teacher to reply and tell us what grade she's in.

    2nd was Poppy Olsen from Yr 6, who painted ‘Poppy’s Emu’ from Bronte Public School, Sydney in NSW. Helen Foster is Assistant Principal at the school who entered the works. Thank you Helen.

    A Noteable Mention went to Harriet Clark for 'Untitled'. Harriet is from Putney Public School, Ryde NSW Her teacher is Kayelene Fowler and unfortunately she didn't tell us how old she was either.

    Judging was a very difficult task as there were some very interesting entries which show a great understanding of art history and contemporary art and some wonderful teaching. We received 46 entries. A great many were of a very high standard and used a variety of techniques and processes including a thorough understanding of modern art. We were more than pleased with the level of entries which showed great imagination and diversity.

    From the response we got from teachers I think the competition greatly encouraged thinking and making around art in those schools. 16 schools participated, of which 6 were from regional areas or Central Coast and Blue Mountains.