2017 AMOS Art Competition
Only One Sky

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 national AMOS Art Competition, open to preschool, primary and secondary school students. We had dozens of fantastic artwork entries in 2016, and welcome even more entries for this year’s competition. The 2017 AMOS Art Competition theme this year is “Only One Sky”, inspired by the Only One Sky international citizen sustainability effort.

Competition entries will be accepted between August 11th and September 22nd, 2017. When creating artworks, in any medium, entrants need to consider the following:

The sky is beautiful and dynamic - constantly changing, never the same twice. It is not just above us, but around us. It’s the air we breathe and the water we drink. The sky wraps completely around our planet connecting us all as one global family. No other resource does that in quite the same way. How do you interpret the sky through your artwork?
Only One Sky is running a Sky Day on Friday Sept 22. School students around the world are encouraged to take a photograph of the sky on the day and upload with #SkyDayProject and #AMOSupdates.

Paint, draw or sketch what you see when you look up to the sky. Photograph your artwork, described and send it to us for a chance to win some cool prizes and $150 for yourself and science products for your classroom.

If you (as an individual or class) would like to enter the competition, please submit your contact details, scanned/photographed artwork, and artwork description in the form below. Note: photography submissions are only open for Grades 10 to 12; all other still art mediums are acceptable for all categories.

Open to all Australian school students in the following give categories*:

CATEGORY 1 - Preschool
CATEGORY 2 - Primary School (Grades K-2)
CATEGORY 3 - Primary School (Grades 3-6)
CATEGORY 4 - Secondary School (Grades 7-9)
CATEGORY 5 - Secondary School (Grades 10-12)*

* Only one entry per person/class*
* Photography submissions are only open for Grades 10 to 12

Click here to enter: 2017 AMOS Art Competition Entry Form
Click here to download a Competition Flyer for your school
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Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and intepretation of the only one sky Theme.   The judges are renowned meteorologist, Dick Whitaker, and artist and Director of the Only One Sky effort, Ben Whitehouse. Since the sky connects all of us, there will also be a “Peers' Favourite" award for the secondary school categories, judged by our friends on the other side of the world at the New Trier High School in the USA. There will be book/cash/product prizes for winning entries in each category and for the associated schools.


Image credit (from left to right): Photograph by Stephanie Downes; "Exploring rain" by Kangaroo Paw Class (PS), Tillys Play and Development Centre Waratah 2; Photograph by Stephanie Downes.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for this year’s prizes: ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS), CSIRO Publishing, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Scientell, Vaisala, and Madman Entertainment.