Linking science and art in a creative way!

What you need to do

Creative minds are encouraged to produce and submit an artwork related to the competition’s science topic:

  • original artwork (recommended)
  • video, electronic or hard copy photo of the artwork.


  • Create a 2D piece such as drawings, paintings, mosaics, posters
  • Create a 3D model or diorama using mediums such as paper-mâché, pottery, recyclable materials
  • Create an illustrated story book or cartoon
  • Create your artwork using digital platforms
  • Any other creative ideas!

Prepare your entry

You may use any medium for your artwork. Please be mindful of the fragility and weight of your artwork, particularly if you plan to submit them via post!

Artworks must be submitted ready to hang:

  • add velcro hooks to each corner of lightweight (paper or cardboard) artworks
  • frame your artwork in ready-to-hang or stand frames and attach D rings and picture wire if required.

Alternatively, you can submit a digital version of your artwork (e.g. a photograph or video). However, a digital version may not create as much visual impact as an original artwork.

Each artwork must be clearly labelled with:

  • student's name
  • year level
  • school name.


  • One artwork submitted per student (eligible for individual art awards).
  • If multiple, individual artworks are submitted by a class, then the whole class will be considered for the overall most outstanding school art award.

Small team

  • One artwork submitted per small team (eligible for individual art awards).
  • If multiple, team artworks are submitted by a class, then the whole class will be considered for the overall most outstanding school art award.

Whole class

  • One artwork is submitted on behalf of a whole class and may be considered for an individual art award (class to share prize) and/or for the overall Most Outstanding School Art Awards.

Judging criteria and prize categories

Staff from the Warwick Art Gallery (sponsors of the Art in AgRiculTure Awards) judge the artwork entries.

When selecting winners, judges look for artworks that fit the brief, are unique, interesting and display a high level of creativity, skill, effort, attention to detail and have a hint of scientific flair!

Artworks are grouped together according to the year level, and 1 student per year level (Prep to Year 12) is selected as the winner. Highly Commended Awards may be offered per year level as well.

Most Outstanding School Art Awards

  • Awarded to the school or class group who submits the most outstanding artwork or collection of artworks overall.
  • Winner and runner-up prizes: Trophy and a class certificate.

Individual Art Awards

  • Awarded to students with the most outstanding artwork in each year level from Prep to Year 12.
  • Winner prizes: Medallions, art pack and certificate each.
  • Highly commended prizes: Art activity book and certificates each.

Participation certificates

  • Awarded to all participants who enter but do not receive a year level or overall prize.

Last updated: 07 Aug 2023