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Hear Me, See Me - Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?

Any Queensland child or young person aged 5 to 18 years.

How do I enter?

  • Get creative. We want to know what does safety, love, joy, hope, trust and family look like to you? You can focus on one or two words or all of them.
  • Complete the online entry form.
  • Write a brief explanation of the meaning behind your piece.
  • Attach a digital photograph or electronic copy of your artwork. Make sure your name and the title of your piece is included in the file name. (If you’re shortlisted for the exhibition, we’ll contact you to arrange delivery of your original piece.)
  • Get your parent or guardian to approve your entry form if you’re under 18 years.

When do entries close?

Entries close at midnight on 23 July 2017.

Is there a theme?

Yes, we want you to show us what does safety, love, joy, hope, trust and family look like to you?

You can focus on one or two words or all of them in your artwork.

We want to know what kind of world you want to live in. This is your chance to share your vision and voice.

What art can I submit?

We welcome all types of art!

Drawings, paintings, poetry, sculpture, songs, videos, photography and so much more.

Remember, we just need a digital photograph or electronic copy of your piece first up. If you’re shortlisted for the exhibition, we’ll contact you to arrange delivery of your original piece.

Why should I get involved?

This is your chance to share your vision and have your voice heard. Express yourself and celebrate your hopes and dreams!

If you love art and creating, then why not enter.

If your artwork is selected, it could be on display in an exciting exhibition during Child Protection Week in September.

Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by a group of young curators. This is your chance to have your art seen by Members of Parliament, community and industry leaders, as well as the general public.

What dimensions should I make my artwork?

It’s up to you.

If your piece is really big, make sure you tell us the dimensions of it in the entry form so we know what to expect.

What if my art file is really big?

You can upload an electronic copy of your artwork in the online entry form (up to 2MB). If your file is bigger than that, we recommend uploading your file to WeTransfer and sharing it with us via email. Then, on your entry form, let us know that’s what you’ve done.

What file types do you accept?

  • JPG for images
  • MP4 files for videos
  • MP3 or WAV files for audio
  • Word documents for stories and poetry

I don’t have internet at home or a scanner, what can I do?

If you need help sending in your entry, ask your teacher or visit your local library to ask for assistance.

I have more questions – who can I ask?

Email us your questions.

Last modified: 
19 May 2017