Arts Competition 2023 – U3A Network Queensland

Art Collage of Life Experiences themed 'U3A Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow'

Calling all U3A Artists!

Thank you to all the artists who entered the U3A Network Queensland Art Exhibition, to showcase their talent to an international audience at the U3A Network Queensland State Conference in Rockhampton 8 – 11 May 2023.

Entries for the competition are now closed.

The theme of the Art Collage – ‘U3A Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ relates to the message the artist wants to convey in the artwork. This may be your interpretation of the U3A journey from beginnings to present day and into the future, or U3A ‘Yesterday’, or U3A ‘Today’ or U3A ‘Tomorrow’, or a combination of any of the three theme elements. There’s latitude there in the artist’s interpretation of the theme; the important thing is to portray the artist’s impression of U3A historically, present day or its future.

Our Arts Committee and judges are excited that the 2023 Arts Competition will be a major part of the Conference, exhibiting the talents of U3A artists in this the 50th Anniversary of U3A worldwide.

Prizes for the competition are: Winner $200, Runner Up $150 and People’s Choice $50.

Network President Rhonda Weston AM is delighted that the talents of our U3A members will be recognised in the competition and the exhibition at the conference and would really appreciate U3A Presidents, Secretaries and Tutors helping to ‘get the word out’ about the Arts Competition and the State Conference.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of members in our local U3As, and as this State Conference in Rockhampton marks the 50th Anniversary of our U3A movement it promises to be a major event, with international and national guests joining us for this anniversary event.”

Below are links to everything artists need to know about the competition, and Network Queensland would appreciate local U3As downloading the Arts Competition Flyer and circulating it to their members.

Download the ‘About the Competition’ information sheet here
Download the FAQs here
Download the ‘Terms & Conditions’ here

Key points of the competition:

  • The exhibition will open 1st February 2023 
  • Entries close midnight 21st April 2023
  • Entries may be uploaded through the Network website (form below) or sent to the email address
  • Participants will submit an Art Collage in any materials
  • The theme will be ‘U3A Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ 
  • Three judges’ Top 20 entries will be exhibited at the Conference ‘Meet & Greet’ event on Monday, 8 May 2023
  • Judges will select two prize winners from the Top 20
  • The ‘Peoples Choice’ judging will be conducted at the ‘Meet & Greet‘ event
  • All winners will be announced at the Official Dinner on Wednesday 10 May
  • A video presentation of all entries will be shown at time of announcement
  • Terms and Conditions apply
  • If you have questions, check the FAQ page before contacting us.

Latest Art Competition Posts