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If you are a young First Nations person living in NSW, you can enter the NCOSS art competition.

The winning design will be featured on the front cover of our annual report this year. The winning artist will be paid $2500 for the use of your work.

As we reflect on the results from last year's referendum on the Voice to Parliament, we're thinking about what comes next. We'd like you to reflect on the theme: 'Towards Self Determination". What does Self Determination mean to you?

Have a look at past Annual Report covers for inspiration.

As part of your entry, we want you to write a 200 word artist statement about yourself and how your artwork meets the theme.

Entries can be emailed

Terms and conditions

  1. The competition opens on July 8 and closes on 11.59PM on Friday, 13 September, 2024.
  2. It is open to First Nations people living in NSW who are aged 30 years old and under.
  3. The theme is “Towards self determination”.
  4. The artist of the winning design will be paid $2500 for the use of their design.
  5. We will have a panel of judges, including First Nations judges.
  6. There is no cost to submit an entry.
  7. The artwork can be a photograph, an illustration, a painting or other visual media. It doesn't have to be a new artwork created for this competition. Please submit it in a high-resolution digital format in A4 size. Or submit a photograph of your artwork.
  8. Everyone who enters this competition will maintain ownership and copyright of their work. Artwork that is submitted will not be used in anyway unless in an agreed contract between NCOSS and the artist.
  9. The winning artist will allow NCOSS to use their design on the front cover of the 2024 annual report. We may also take elements of the artwork to use throughout the annual report, on our website, socials and templates throughout the coming year.
  10. If you are under 18, we need your Parent or Guardian's approval to enter.