We are very proud to announce that 16 Art Box Workshops students have been formally invited to Parliament House, for the awards presentation for their artworks which were created during term three at Art Box Workshops. Our talented young artists are part of the 40 finalists selected from over 600 entries that had been submitted by primary school students of NSW for the “NSW Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition”. hosted by Forestmedia

Group Work Category.

First Prize; “Orange Bellied Parrots”, Oil pastel and watercolour collage, created collaboratively by 6-8 year old, Vanessa Ziqing Zeng, Sarah Wang, Weiya Kong, Chelsea Huey, Lauren Weale, Genevieve Djung, Shianti Tamavalcras

Highly Commended; “Hammerhead Sharks”, monotype printed collage work on paper, a work created collaboratively by 6-8 year old, Megan Dinh, Joanna Mc Minn, Rinnah Churchill, Chloe Hong, Maya Gow, Antonina Simmonds.

In the 9 – 12-year-old individual category

Second prize; Tara Pilbeam’s “Pygmy Possum”, oil pastel and Indian ink on Paper.


  • Orabella De Wet  “Dorrigo Waratah”, wax crayon and watercolour on paper.
  • Kaiya Mussington ” Wedge Tailed Eagle”, watercolour on paper

The 40 final artworks that have been selected will be exhibited at the Surry Hills Library from September 9th – to September 24th.