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About – Poster Competition


Theme: TBA
Entries Open: October 2023
Specifications: A3 drawing, painting or mixed media work


The Harmony Day Poster Competition is open to school students in all schools in Australia. Entries are based on the student’s school year for 2023.


Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
*Primary (Year K – 6), Secondary (Year 7 – 12)

    • Competition Winner: Primary & Secondary $500 each
    • Regional Winners: Primary & Secondary $150 in each region
    • Competition Winner’s School: Primary & Secondary $500 each


  • The Harmony Day Poster Competition is open to school students in all schools in Australia. Entries are based on the student’s school year for 2023.
  • Group artworks will be classified according to the oldest student in the group.
  • Submitted artwork must be the student’s original creation! Making a copy of any pre-existing image is not acceptable, whether visually or by tracing. Colouring in an outline printed or drawn by someone else or having someone else contribute to the artwork is also not acceptable.
  • Entries can be made from any traditional media, including pastel, oil pastels, pen, pencil, charcoal, acrylics, watercolor, oils, mixed media, collage, or other materials.
  • Artwork must not be overly derivative of images found on the Internet, in print media, or elsewhere.
  • All entries must be a drawing, painting, mixed media or photograph. Videos and three dimensional sculptures will not be accepted.
  • Number of Entries: Students may submit one individual entry and one joint entry with other students.
    • Once you have submitted the entry form online, you will receive an email confirmation. This will contain the school name and it will list all Students included in that entry.
    • Entries can be submitted by post or digitally
    • There is no entry fee to enter the Harmony Day Poster Competition

Postal Entries

    • Please print the email confirmation and include it with the entries when they are posted.
    • Please ensure that the School’s name and the Student’s name are clearly visible on the back of each Poster submitted. Entries must be mailed to

Harmony Day Poster Competition
PO.Box 6126
University of New South Wales
NSW 1466

Digital entries

    • Each entry must be submitted as an individual attachment to an email.
    • The heading for each attachment must be the Student’s name and the School name
    • The attachments must be in JPEG format

In the case of multiple students entering a single poster each student’s name needs to be on a separate line in the registration form.

    • A panel of judges will be appointed by the Harmony Day Poster and Song Writing Committee.
    • The judges’ rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of the Prizes.

Prizes in the Poster competition will be awarded in the following categories:

      • Competition Winner: Primary & Secondary $500 each
      • Regional** Winners: Primary & Secondary $150 in each region
      • Competition Winner’s School: Primary & Secondary $500 each

**There are 7 regions in NSW – Northern NSW, Western NSW, Southern NSW, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, Southern Sydney, Sydney. Entries from the ACT will be part of Western NSW. All entries outside of NSW and the ACT will be part of the Rest of Australia region

The prize winners will be advised of their success once the judging has been completed and the prize winners, together with a limited number of guests, will be invited to the prize giving function that will be held in NSW Parliament House in June.
  • Entries in the competition will only be returned if suitable packaging and postage are provided when the posters are submitted
  • Owners may pick up the work from our office address (B’nai B’rith Offices, Shalom College, Barker Street, Kensington, UNSW: Entrance from Barker Street) within two weeks of the prize giving function.
  • If packaging is not provided and the entry is not picked up within 3 weeks of the final exhibition, the entry will not be returned.
  • The Contest Organiser reserves the right to crop and/or correct artwork for hanging and to ensure consistency of appearance.
  • The competition Organiser may reject entries that it considers inappropriate for any reason. The Organiser can publish or decline to publish, or use or decline to use, any submitted artwork at its sole discretion.
By entering the Competition, the entrant agrees to comply with these rules and to be bound by them
  • The Contest organiser assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, postage due or misdirected entries, or for any problems or technical malfunction or any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software failure or any entry to be received or transmitted, congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from using or downloading any material in the contest.
  • By entering this Contest, entrants agree that The Contest Organiser and its members, directors, and other groups supporting the competition, are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest related activities, including but not limited to the use or misuse of a prize or any portion of a prize including personal injury or property damage.
  • The Contest Organiser reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest or any part of it should external circumstances arise which are beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Organiser.
  • The Contest Organiser is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest. This Contest will run in accordance with these Contest Rules, subject to amendment by the Contest Organiser.
All inquiries related to the competition should be emailed to

The Contest Organiser is committed to a strict privacy policy. It will not share any personal data about entrants with any other party, without the consent of the parent, teacher, program manager or guardian. The Contest Organiser collects personal information for the purposes of registration, program evaluation and to keep you informed about the contest. The Contest Organiser may also contact you from time to time with information about future events if you provide explicit permission as indicated on the entry form.