THE WINNERS OF FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP’S INDIGENOUS CREATIVE ART COMPETITION HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.
The inaugural competition was launched in October this year, and held to showcase artwork and stories told by young Indigenous artists as part of our commitment to Reconciliation and Acknowledgement of Country.
The winning artist stories from the competition will feature in FCTG’s Reconciliation Action Plan and be showcased in our head offices and shops throughout Australia during Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.
The judges were very impressed with the exceptionally high standard of artwork received by young artistic Indigenous students from grades 7 to 12, and there were many deserving winners. After considerable deliberation, it was announced that the winners of the 2019 Indigenous Creative Art Competition are:
- In First place is Natalie Booth (year 8) from Baralaba State School
- In Second place is Tarryn Anno (Year 7) from Earnshaw State College
- Third place goes to Jerimiah Wylie Coolwell (Year 8) from Ambrose Treacy College
The panel were overwhelmed by the standard of the 41 entries and would also like to mention the Highly Commended entries of Alexis Boyd, Zoe Charles, and Cherylynn Robertson. These highly commended entries, the winners and a number of the Competition entries were exhibited in the FCTG’s Global Headquarters during 4-6 December.
As part of the competition prize the talented winning artists spent a day in the life of FCTG’s Creative Studio at FCTG’s Global HQ. Then the following day, this experience was topped off with a lunch with some of the FCTG Leadership Team and Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation (QATSIF) plus representatives of the Jonathon Thurston Academy.
We are proud of this initiative as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan journey and would like to announce that the Indigenous Creative Art Competition will be an annual event for FCTG.