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If you like to paint, draw, take photographs or you are handy with digital media, then Byron Shire Council is keen to have your work entered in its Youth Arts Project competition.

The Youth Arts Project is a competition for young people aged 12 to 25. The winning artworks will be promoted and displayed on buildings throughout the Shire.

Council’s youth activity officer Belle Arnold said the Shire has a wealth of up-and-coming talent. ‘With some great prizes on offer, the art project aims to encourage young people’s artistic works and put them on display for the community and visitors to enjoy.’

Winning artworks will be transferred onto Colorbond boards and installed in public places around Byron Shire.

The art competition has the additional benefits, said Ms Arnold, of brightening up community buildings and stimulating community pride that counters potential vandalism and graffiti.

The themes are Aboriginal/Indigenous, Community, Culture (Our Local), Environment Terrestrial (land), Environment Marine (Sea), Music, Recreation, Sport, Youth Culture. For more information or to download entry forms visit www.byron.nsw.gov.au/youth-events or contact Belle on 6626 7225.

Each winning artist will receive $200 and have their artwork turned into postcards for future promotional use.

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