CIBF art competition (primary school) – CLOSED

Cute little girl standing with back and drawing on blackboard

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CIBF art competition (primary school) – CLOSED

15th February - 24th March 2016

Your local primary school

Free entry

Create a brainy masterpiece and win great prizes for you and your school!

The Centre for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF) is a brain research centre. Our scientists look at how the brain works, and how it interacts with the world around us. For example, what is your brain doing when you read this? What was it doing when you were asleep last night? What is it doing when your foot kicks a ball?

We think those sorts of questions are interesting and lots of fun to think about. But we also want to know what you think about the brain. And we want you to show us by creating an artwork inspired by completing this thought: ‘I use my brain to….’

Download the art competition brochure (.pdf).

Our competition is part of Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2016), which is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The Brain Awareness Week website has numerous educational resources available for brain-related activities.

2016 Winners:

Congratulations to our three winners for 2016.

Comp Seb SS

Foundation- grade 1: Sebastien (VIC)

Comp Mia winner y2-4 low res

Grade 2-4: Mia (QLD)

Comp tahlia SS

Grade 5-6: Tahlia (QLD)

Thank you to everyone who entered and the parents and teachers who encouraged them.

The rules:

1. Children should draw a picture responding to the prompt ‘I use my brain to…’.
Drawings should be done by hand (using pencils, crayons, markers or paint) and A4 in size.

2. To enter the competition, please send an A4 hard copy of your art work to:

CIBF Art Competition, Monash Biomedical Imaging, 770 Blackburn Road, Monash University, Victoria 3800.

Or you can send scanned or photgraphed copies by email, with the subject line ‘CIBF Art Competition’, to:

Remember to include the child’s name, age, school year, school name, a parent or guardian’s signature and a school contact on the back of the artwork.

3. The closing date is March 24, 2016 (COB). Entries received (or postmarked) after this date will not be entered in the competition.

4. Entries will be judged in three categories: foundation year and year 1; years 2 – 4; years 5 – 6. A prize will be awarded for each category. Judgement by designated staff and associates of CIBF will be based on creativity of response to the theme and the overall design.

5. Each winner will receive a brain-related prize pack (including books and fun activity resources to the value of $100). The winners’ school will receive a brain-related resource pack (valued at $100) and a $1000 voucher to purchase books or equipment for the school from Modern Teaching Aids. Prizes will be mailed or delivered to the winners via an address provided by the parents or school.

6. Winners will be contacted via the email address or phone number supplied by the parent or school, the week commencing 11th of April, 2016. Parents of winners agree to allow CIBF to publish their child’s drawing (with first name and age only) on the CIBF website.

7. All drawings received will become the property of CIBF and may be used in future CIBF publications or promotional material. Drawings will not be returned.

8. Competition open only to primary school students currently residing in Australia. Drawings by immediate family of CIBF staff and researchers will not be eligible for a prize.

9. These rules form the terms and conditions for this competition.