GOA billboards offers local artists ANZAC opportunity

Goa Billboard from 2013 project

One of the entries from 2013 by Liam Hardie

In its 17th year, the goa billboards Project has made some exciting changes for 2014.

In a new initiative, goa billboards Project in 2014 will welcome anyone with a love or flair for photography to participate in this competition alongside Brisbane secondary students.

Participants are asked to explore their personal experience, opinion and perspective in response to the theme of ANZAC through the medium of photography.

2014 marks the beginning of the ANZAC Centenary, which will run until 2018. Today, the term ANZAC commemorates not only those who served on the shores of Gallipoli, but also those who have served our country over the past one hundred years.

Submission Categories

The 2014 goa billboards Project will feature two submission categories.

  • Secondary Schools
    Sixteen schools have applied to undertake a free artist-in-school photographic workshop, led by artist, Henri van Noordenburg. These workshops will assist students in furthering their photography skills and understanding of the concept.
  • Open Category
    Anyone can participate in this category.

 

Awards & Exhibition Opening

Fifteen images will be selected from each category by an expert panel. These images will feature on various goa billboards throughout the Brisbane CBD and will form part of a curated exhibition during Brisbane Festival.

Awards will be presented in each category on the opening of the goa billboards Exhibition, scheduled to take place onTuesday 16 September 2014. These awards are:

  • Panel Selections
    The panel will select one winner and two runners up from each category.
  • People’s Choice Award
    The selected images will be uploaded to the Brisbane Festival Facebook page and the image with the most ‘likes’ in each category will be awarded the People’s Choice Award.

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