The Bishop’s Art Prize competition is a well-established event at Catholic Schools Broken Bay and has been running for the past 9 years. Many talented artists over the years have been recognised for their skill and creativity.
In 2022, the art prize competition has been re-imagined. It is now called the Religious Creative Arts Competition and will include 5 categories:
- Visual arts
- Short film
As usual, students will plan, prepare and work on their creative pieces during term 2 and 3. Submissions will need to be handed in to schools by week 5 of term 3. Local judging will take place followed by a selection of finalists. These finalists will then be featured at the ‘Showcase Night’ to be held at the Light of Christ Centre at 6:30pm on 18 October, 2022.
The Showcase Night
The Showcase Night will feature a visual art display, plus screenings of selected short films and selected performances by finalists in dance, drama and music. A grand prize will be awarded to most outstanding artist as well as section prizes.
An exciting addition for 2022 is the inclusion of performances by industry professionals during the showcase concert.
One of the key elements of the competition is how students demonstrate their understanding of and connection to the religious theme. In 2022 the theme is one of CSBB core values:
COURAGE. “Be strong and courageous…, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Students will be required to link their creative piece directly to the religious theme of courage by answering the question; How is this theme lived out or demonstrated today?
As well as creating an artwork, short film, dance, drama or music piece, students will need to write a 150-word explanation (maximum word count 150wds) to accompany their artwork. Students can use the 150 words to outline how their artwork connects with the theme.
The 2022 Religious Creative Arts Competition is open to all CSBB school students from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Students must submit their final creative art works to their school by the end of Week 5 Term 3, 2022.
Good luck everyone!