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STAEDTLER Artist of the Year Competition winners

Firstly we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the competition.
The talent was incredible this year and our judges certainly had their work cut out for them.
However after much deliberation we are very pleased to announce our winners. 
Congratulations to all.

Junior STAEDTLER Artists of the Year

1st. Angelina Year 9

The judges were blown away by this piece. A warm but contemporary colour palette, combined with intriguing composition and texture- we just couldn't go past it. It was beautifully rendered, wonderfully different, and definitely had something special. We look forward to seeing your work next year, Angelina!

2nd. Alisha Year 8

Alisha's amazing portrait of this cattle dog shows great attention to detail, patience and dedication. Her style illuminates the character of this pup while her incredible pencil work articulates nearly every hair. Alisha's pencil work is beyond her years, this is a truly wonderful drawing.

3rd. Meera Year 9  

The stunning visual detail of this work shone brightly amongst  the amazing entries. The vibrant rich blue tones draws the eye towards the meticulously detailed work. The artwork was beautiful in its subtle application and rendering, an absolutely outstanding and remarkable artwork. We loved it!

Highly Commended

Suzana - Year 9

Suzana - Year 9

Rachel - Year 9

Rachel - Year 9

Chelsea - Year 9

Chelsea - Year 9

Anay - Year 7

Anay - Year 7

Senior STAEDTLER Artists of the Year

1st. Tommy Year 10

The stunning visual detail of this work shone brightly amongst the amazing entries. The vibrant rich blue tones draws the eye towards the meticulously detailed work. The artwork was beautiful in its subtle application and rendering, an absolutely outstanding and remarkable art work. We loved it!

2nd. Luna Year 11

This piece is a masterclass in lighting and contrast. The judges loved how far this artist pushed the shadows and highlights, and created such a striking, moody landscape. With such beautiful texture and technique, we all agreed that this Artist created something truly remarkable. All the best for your art journey, Luna! 

3rd. Clio year 12

This artwork showed a strong understanding of abstraction, colour and form. Clio's work was a wonderful departure point for originality and experimentation. We loved the uniquely original qualities in the work and the questions it opened up for the audience to ponder and contemplate. It was a fresh and joyful piece to study and a distinctive departure among all of the incredible entries to choose from, well done!

Highly Commended

Kayla - Year 10

Kayla - Year 10

Carli - Year 12

Carli - Year 12

Tahlia - Year 12

Tahlia - Year 12

Lili - Year 11

Lili - Year 11

People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to our People’s Choice winners as voted by the public. 
Very well deserved.

Charli – Year 7

Charli – Year 7

Cooper – Year 10

School Prize

Congratulations to Ferny Grove State High School in Queensland for the most entries!
They will win a $1000 RRP STAEDTLER prize pack. Thanks for your support.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We know it’s not always easy to put yourself out there and we are so pleased you did. We enjoyed seeing all the amazing work come in each day.  We were blown away. 

A very special thanks to this year’s judges (Sally Ann, Emily and Laith),
who are all talented artists in their own right and gave their free time to judge our competition.  We are very grateful and loved the time and real consideration they gave to each entry.

And if you’re reading this wishing you had entered, know that we can’t wait to see your entry next year!