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The act of entering a competition requires a type of reflection that helps artists identify, establish, and unify their both their voice and artistic concept. I encourage all students to regularly enter competitions, so that they are able to experience viewing their work as a body and practice considering their art from an 'outside' global perspective. Entering competitions is a powerful way to gain confidence and to inspire yourself to continuously try and improve.

During Autumn Term 2018, I invited the Year 3 students to enter the AMOS art competition. The competition was open to all Australian students Preschool to Year 9.  To enter the competition, students were required to create an artwork using an art medium of choice that relates to the competition theme "Weather-Powered World", and to describe their artwork in less than 100 words about how they imagine weather powering anything in the real, or a fictitious, world, country, town or city. I am delighted to announce that Maxwell Fine (current Year 4) won first place for his age category Primary Years 3 to 6. Maxwell was extremely grateful to receive a $200 Dymocks gift card of which he enjoyed over the Christmas holidays. Congratulations to Maxwell, who is the first ever West Australian winner!


"My weather powered robot is a car and It is powered by wind and sun. It can fit two people inside it and it is very easy to drive it sucks in wind from the top and has a large solar panel to collect and store sun for electricity. It also has a wind blower for talking and that is powered by wind. It has two big wheels for driving and they are made of rubber so they don't pop. My car is changing the world because it is good for the environment and it does not burn any fuels. It is connected to other things like electric cars." By Maxwell Fine - Year 4

Mrs Jane Roche
Junior Art Specialist