Threatened species art competition entries ‘amazing’

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It’s the annual competition where children are rewarded for their creativity and passion for endangered species in the Macarthur region.

And now we have the results of this year’s Threatened Species art and writing competition.

Hundreds of local children from the Macarthur region entered the 2023 competition, which invited students from schools in Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Shire to learn about a threatened plant or animal and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece.

The winners were presented with their awards at a ceremony held last week.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, said the works were of a high calibre in 2023.

“The works were simply amazing this year and I congratulate every student who submitted their incredible pieces,” she said.

“The Macarthur area is home to quite a unique environment, and it’s important that we help our children learn about our flora and fauna while using their creative flair.

“The Threatened Species art and writing competition continues to help educate our local kids, while they impress us with their creativity.”

The 2023 winners for each category were: 5-6 years old – Emaan, 7-9 years old – Xavier; 10-12 years old – Rui, whose winning entry is pictured here (top).

The Waste to Art category overall winner was Neil, while the creative writing overall winner was Oliver.

In 2023 the school with the most entries was Harrington Park Primary School.

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