Locals urged to enter 2018 Banners in the Terrace Competition

Registrations for the Shire of Murray’s 2018 Banners in the Terrace Competition are open and local artists, schools and community groups are being encouraged to enter.

According to Shire of Murray president David Bolt, the competition is a fun and creative means for community members to showcase local talent with the potential of representing the Shire on a state level in Perth.

“The competition offers a significant platform to promote the district to the wider Western Australian community, and for entrants to participate in one of WA’s largest, annual community art competitions,” Mr Bolt said.

“The shire takes pride in submitting a banner each year and excitedly awaits the variety of entries, which for 2018 should depict the theme ‘Ready and Relevant’.”

A $100 prize will be awarded to the designer/s of the winning banner while two runners up will receive $50 each for their efforts.

The winning design will be digitally transferred onto a large vinyl banner and will represent the Shire of Murray, displayed in St Georges Terrace or Adelaide Terrace in Perth, for the 2018 WA Local Government Convention and Trade Exhibition between July 22 and August 4.

Murray Districts Historical Society representative Brenda Beacham was awarded first place in the 2017 competition.

“Brenda’s banner was an ideal representation of our shire, encapsulating its vibrancy and natural beauty,” Mr Bolt said.

To participate in the 2018 competition, interested parties must register and submit their artwork before April 12, 2018.

For further information and to register please contact the shire’s records management officer Tenneike Brown on (08) 9531 7777 or email mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au.