Frankston Arts Centre KidsFest Art Competition winners in the frame!

Published on 21 September 2022

Walter FAC Kids Art Competition

The Frankston Arts Centre KidsFest Arts Competition winners have been announced.

Frankston City Council Deputy Mayor Suzette Tayler presented the winners with prizes at the Arts Centre’s Cube 37 venue

Cr Tayler praised those who entered the competition for their love and passion for the arts, adding: “The KidsFest Art Competition encourages youngsters to bring their own touch of colour, creativity and magic.

“Art encourages imaginative thinking – skills that are linked with professional success. Art also enables children to sharpen their creative problem-solving skills.

“This year’s theme encouraged kids to capture an ordinary, amazing or wacky house or treehouse.”

The Deputy Mayor thanked everyone involved, particularly the team at Frankston Arts Centre, for making this year’s competition a success.

She also acknowledged guest workshop artist Dean Rankine, a local comic book artist and illustrator best known for his work on Simpsons Comics.

“Dean’s workshops were a fun introduction to creating and drawing crazy characters and fun houses. Thanks Dean – I know the kids had an awesome time and learnt so much at your workshops.”

Deputy Mayor Tayler presented three Highly Commended categories with a $50 prize for each to:

  • Joel (4 – 6 years) for Hidden Hideout;
  • Ethan (7 – 9 years) for Tree of Horrors; and
  • Xavier (10 - 12 years) for Froggy Funhouse.

Three First Prize categories with a $150 prize for each were awarded to:

  • Annabelle (4 – 6 years) for Pumpkin Land;
  • Walter (7 – 9 years) for The Walter Barnes; and
  • Gigi (10 - 12 years) for Mystery Mushroom House.

Deputy Mayor Tayler added: “Well done to our prize winners and all those who entered artworks in this year’s Competition. We’re incredibly proud of you all.

“I look forward to see you all develop your talent as artists in the years to come!”