Draw Student Drawing Award 2020

1 August to 4 October 2020

Draw 2020 is a contemporary Drawing Award open to all Year 9 to 12 students living on the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Region. Draw 2020 aims to promote drawing as a fundamental step in arts practice.

Draw 2020 will have FOUR competition categories: Year 9; Year 10; Year 11; Year 12.

A single winner will be announced and awarded per category.

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to a single winner, selected from any of the four entrance categories.

“In an effort to continue to provide opportunities to artists in these difficult times, we have decided to go ahead with the DRAW STUDENT DRAWING AWARD in 2020, albeit exclusively online. We recognise that the experience of an art work in person cannot be captured on a screen, however we hope that making this opportunity available in some form is better than not going ahead with the prize at all.” 
Michael Brennan, Gallery Director, Noosa Regional Gallery


Year 9 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 10 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 11 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 12 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award – $250* cash.

Donated by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery

The winners of DRAW Student Drawing Award 2020 are:

Year 9 : Vienna Mesh from Caloundra State High School for her work titled ‘My Wave’

Year 10 : Libby Evans from Immanuel Lutheran College for her work titled ‘taches de rousseur’

Year 11 : Jemma Dehnen Barnett from Sunshine Beach High School for her work titled ‘Igor’

Year 12 : Kassidy Gillam from Siena Catholic College for her work titled ‘Mirror Mirror’ 

All four winning entries were selected by Finalist Judge, artist Michael Zavros.

Finalist Judge: Michael Zavros

Michael Zavros is a leading Australian artist. His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Vote for the People’s Choice Award until September 20 2020! The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $250 cash.

People’s Choice is proudly sponsored by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery


Cast your vote for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award

  • One vote per person only. Additional votes will not be counted.

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Main image: Carly Schwenn, A Dramatic Portrait, 2019, pen and ink on paper, 15.5 x 13.5cm. Courtesy of the Artist. Winner DRAW 2019 STUDENT DRAWING AWARD – YEAR 9 CATEGORY.