Art works sought from rural and remote Australia for national competition - and reward

10 October 2011

There is an exciting opportunity for creative people in rural and remote areas of Australia to enter an art competition and win $1,000.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), in partnership with the National Rural Health Alliance, is conducting an art competition. The AIHW is a major national agency that provides information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. The NRHA is the peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health and wellbeing.
The competition is for an original art work that illustrates some aspect of health and wellbeing in Australia. The winning entry will feature on the cover of next year's major AIHW publications.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will use some of the resulting original artwork on the cover of its major biennial reports Australia’s Health 2012 and Australia’s Health 2012 – in brief. The winning entry may also feature on websites and flyers for the AIHW’s June 2012 conference, Australia’s Health.

Entries should be sent by submitting a completed application with a high resolution digital image of your artwork no larger than 20 MB to or a high resolution image can be sent on a computer disk to: Tulip Penney, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, PO Box 570, Canberra ACT 2601. The deadline for receipt of entries by the AIHW is 5.00pm Friday 6 January 2012.

Information about how to enter can be found at

Media Enquiries: 

Tulip Penney – AIHW – 02 6244 1114
Gordon Gregory – NRHA – 02 6285 4660