The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is the NSW Reconciliation Council’s annual art and writing competition for young people in NSW and the ACT.
The new Schools Reconciliation Challenge website contains information on this year’s theme, how to register and participate in the Challenge. Visit the website at www.schoolsreconciliationchallenge.org.au
Alternatively, you may contact the NSW Reconciliation Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 8095 9600.
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge opened in May 2018 and the NSW Reconciliation Council will be accepting art and writing submissions for this years competition up until 28 September 2018.
However, we encourage students and teachers to engage with the resources and activities provided on the Schools Reconciliation Challenge website throughout the year.
The Exhibition Launch for the 2018 Schools Reconciliation Challenge will be held in November 2018.
More information about the exhibition launch, regional exhibition tour and locations will be released closer to the date.
The theme for the 2018 Schools Reconciliation Challenge is Our Voices, Our Future! This theme is about celebrating the voices and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our country and creating a rightful place for these voices to be heard now and into the future.
Our Voices, Our Future is also a celebration of the voices of young people and the important role they play in shaping our future. Through exploration of this theme, we encourage students to recognise that their ability to actively listen and speak up empowers them to effect change and contribute their voices to reconciliation.
More information about the theme can be found at www.schoolsreconciliationchallenge.org.au/explore-2018-theme
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge is open to all young people in years 5-9 (or equivalent ages), Indigenous and non-Indigenous, of all abilities.
Young people may enter the Schools Reconciliation Challenge through their school or independently.
Register your school for the 2018 Schools Reconciliation Challenge by emailing email@example.com or visit www.schoolsreconciliationchallenge.org.au/how-to-enter for more details.
In 2017, the NSW Reconciliation Council launched the Schools Reconciliation Website, which has replaced the hard copy version of the Teaching kit.
Access the online Teaching kit at www.schoolsreconciliationchallenge.org.au
The Schools Reconciliation Challenge covers BOSTES curriculum outcomes relating to English, History and Visual Arts for stages 3 and 4.
For further information about the Curriculum Outcomes for the Schools Reconciliation Challenge please visit at www.schoolsreconciliationchallenge.org.au/nsw-curriculum
Artworks and short stories created for the Schools Reconciliation Challenge are to be submitted by 28 September 2018.
Writing and artwork submissions must be an original creative pieces that relate to the 2018 theme Our Voices, Our Future! and explore reconciliation more broadly.
Submissions that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
Yes, students may choose to create artworks or stories or both. Please note that if students choose to submit both an artwork and story they will need to complete a artists and writers statement for each of their entries.