The Loddon Healthy Minds Network are once again running an art competition for 2014.  The competition will adopt the theme of the Healthy Minds Network for the 2014 year which is "Five Ways To Well Being".

The art competiton is open to all residents of the Loddon Shire between the ages of 14 to 18. Its focus is to provide a mental health topic that will create art and conversations amongst our youth. The greater the awareness of youth about mental health issues, the more positive a society we develop mental health wellbeing is a core value. There is still considerable stigma surrounding the topic of mental health. Competitions such as this and the conversations they create do a great job of breaking down the taboos in society regarding mental health.


Previous art competitions run by the Loddon Healthy Minds Committee have produced some extremely thought provoking art by the young people in our communities. It is hoped that this years competition will attract a similar high standard of work. 

To enter the competition, you can download an entry form via this post in the attachments area.  Whilst the work of the Committee will be focussed around our secondary schools, it is not a pre-requisite that you be a student. Anyone between the ages of 14 and 18 can enter.  The art submitted can be in any medium including painting, photography and sculpture. Art work will be collected from all participating schools shortly after the 8th September 2014. If you are not a student, you can deliver your entry to any of the Loddon Shire Offices together with the entry form.