Young Environment Protectors
YEP is a High School Art Competition open to Northern Rivers students, presenting them with an opportunity to creatively express their concerns and hopes for the future of their environment.
Djanangmum (Casino) on Fire , painting
Casino Christian School
Year 9 & 10 student collaboration: Emily Edwards, Shayla Duffy, Lucy Clark, Isabelle James
Teacher: Johny Woolley
This is Rubbish , photography
Kingscliff High School
Year 10 student collaboration: Ashi Hilmer, Ella Cooper, Amber Charilaou, Sabine Rishton-Potter
Teacher: Andrew Jovaisa
Biodiversity , drawing
Cape Byron Steiner School
Year 9 & 10 student collaboration: Arlia, Savannah, Krystal, Brianna, Lily, Hannah, Jarrah
Teacher: Claire Sleeman
Fire and Destruction , digital art
Kadina High Campus of The Rivers Secondary College
Year 10 student: Jack Finley
Teacher: Harry Witt
Tomorrows Today , sculpture
Casino High School
Year 10 student collaboration: Holly Vout, Isabella Ennever, Stephanie Choi, Lachlan McNeill, Brianna Stewart, Sophie McGregor, Curtis Gill, Shaun West, Paige Ebert
Teacher: Justine Barratt
Save Our Environment , painting
Lismore High Campus of The Rivers Secondary College
Year 9 student: Maddison Stanford-King
Teacher: Sharon Templeton
Holley Somerville-Knott – http://tellsomeonewhocares.org
Originator & Facilitator of YEP:
Tony Barry, drawing on 50 years experience in the Creative Arts and Activism. See bio.
- To encourage Year 9 and 10 students to challenge inactivity where the future of our environment is at stake.
- To enlist the support of the schools to further these creative endeavours.
About Young Environment Protectors
A world where the concerns of our young citizens are seen and heard.
- We value the opinions of our young people on their environment.
- We value the capacity of our young people to influence environmental policy outcomes.
- We value the input of our young people in the conversations which will determine their future.
Background: The Past & the Future
A pilot program ran successfully at the Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall in 2017. Participating schools were Byron High, Mullumbimby High, Byron Steiner, Shearwater Steiner, Lismore High and Nimbin High. The competition will be extended state-wide and then nationally.
Byron Bay High School
Byron Life Magazine
Who Can Enter?
The entry criteria for the High School’s Environment Art Competition:
- Year 9 and Year 10 students in all Northern Rivers High Schools
- Schools can select and contribute One entry per high school
- Student collaboration is required to create the entry
Art Work Eligibility:
- The chosen art form may include writing, poetry, dance, drama, music, visual arts, such as painting, drawing, photography, film, sculpture, etc. or any combination of these art forms.
- The format of the artwork must be uploadable in the form of an image, document or video or audio file. Accepted formats are jpeg, doc, pdf, mp3, mp4, mov.
- The environmental topic for the students piece will be chosen by the students.
- Original artwork.
Judging and Prizes:
The prize monies of $3,000 ($1,000 1st prize, $1,000 2nd prize, $1,000 3rd prize) can be kept by the winning student/s or will be used for an environmental initiative of their choice, which will remain in the school in their name – decisions to be made by students of winning project in conversation with their school.
Highly Commended Awards:
Will each receive four inspiring environmental documentaries donated by Ronin Films
Every participating High School will receive a quality map of Australia illustrating the original indigenous tribes and language groups.