Black Cockatoo Art and Story Competition WHO? Aboriginal youth aged 10-20 from rural or remote locations in Australia. WHAT? Short story of up to 5,000 words and/or art piece in any medium. THE DATES: Opens 14th November 2017. Early bird draw- 18th December 2017. Closes 14th February 2018 at 5pm. MAJOR PRIZES INCLUDE: A Worded Life voucher, tattoo packs from Glo Tatts, cash prizes from authors Hakea Hustler and Carl Merrison EARLY BIRD PRIZE INCLUDES: $50 random draw for entries submitted before 18th December 2017. WILDCARD PRIZES MAY INCLUDE: Artwork commission from Bundarra Clothing Artwork commission from Aboriginal Mat Co. THE JUDGES FOR ART: Gooniyandi Yulu Art’s Thomas Worrigal is a Gooniyandi man dedicated to preserving cultural knowledge through his community work, art work and connection to country- see more about TJ’s work and background here. Emma MacNeill from Charli Wanti creates contemporary Aboriginal art some that have been commissioned for the Australian Football League as well as creating many amazing pieces for private sale. Emma is an Aboriginal with family from Jijalong and Kununurra. Find out more about Emma here. THE JUDGES FOR STORY: Jared Thomas is a respected, prize winning Indigenous author, playwright, poet and academic. His work includes Calypso Summer, Sweet Guy, Songs that sound like blood, and the Game Day series. Find out more about Jared here. Anita Heiss is an Indigneous author who is passionate about helping people understand the diversity and reality of Indigenous Australia in the 21st century and to raise awareness about literacy issues in Indigenous communities. Anita is an ambassador for Books in Homes and an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador. Find out more about Anita here. MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR UPDATES AND LATEST COMPETITION NEWS And follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest Download the Black Cockatoo Promotion Posters to advertise the competition around your school! Download your FREE writing prompt kit here … sign up to our mailing list for MORE!