Arts Competition 2023 – U3A Network Queensland

Art Collage - 'Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow'

Calling all U3A Artists!

The countdown is on for U3A artists to submit their entry in the U3A Network Queensland Art Exhibition, and to showcase their talent to an international audience at the U3A Network Queensland State Conference in Rockhampton 8 -11 May 2023.

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 Arts Competition Flyer here
Download the ‘How to Enter’ information sheet here
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.

Please use this form to upload entry details and a photo of your entry for the Arts Competition.

Note: To enable good presentation of your entry please ensure the photo of your entry is the highest resolution of your phone camera or standard camera.

    Enter your full name

    Enter a valid email

    Your home or mobile number

    Your U3A Title


    Up to 25 words describing your artwork

    Describe the materials used for your artwork

    Dimensions of your artwork

    Select file from your computer for upload

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