Western Downs Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest from local artists to design two unique trophies to enhance the annual Regional Australia Day Awards. The new trophy concept will be an exciting addition to the Regional Citizen and Young Citizen Awards presented each Australia Day.

In support of the region’s local creative talent, Council is calling for entries from Western Downs residents that reflect the beauty and true spirit of the region. Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said this was a fantastic chance for local artists to showcase their work and further boost community pride.

“Our Australia Day Awards are the most prestigious honour Council can give to our residents so it will be exciting to be able to present such a special trophy to our regional winners,” he said. “We’re proud to have such a rich cultural network and many iconic local features across the Western Downs so the creative opportunities are endless. “Our active vibrant communities are the loudest advocates for what’s great about our region so I’m looking forward to seeing some of the design ideas.”

Participants are required to present a concept design that evokes the spirit of the Western Downs and all designs must allow for inclusion of the inscription of the award name, year and recipient name. The trophies must be long lasting and durable with possible materials including (but not limited to) wood, ceramic, glass, metal and imagery to be transposed to a 3D medium.

Concepts must be received by close of business Friday 26 June 2020 and include a full quote of the total price of each finished trophy (including design and supply charges). For more information visit the Council’s website or contact 1300 268 624.

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