Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize
Note for 2020: the Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize will not be held in 2020 due to disruptions from COVID-19.
Our Environmental Education Officer is available to support your school's green team and other environmental projects. Please email us to discuss your project ideas. We are also supporting the environmental grant project recipients, reducing carbon emissions through Solar my School and developing new resources and projects related to water quality and waste.
Congratulations to our 2019 Prize winners
Pictured: Winning sculpture from Year 3-6 Category, 'Plastic Pollinator' by Jasper Hartmann from Reddam House
More than 80 primary school students submitted imaginative works to our 2019 theme, Pollinators, which encouraged entrants to discover the many different species that assist in the pollination of plants, the processes involved and the importance of pollination for our environment and food supply.
All students should be very proud of their efforts as their sculptures will inspire others to reflect on the importance of protecting the amazing wildlife and threatened species in Woollahra.
- Kindergarten to Year 2 category: Willow Tudor from Reddam House for the sculpture The Scarlet Honeyeater
- Year 3 to 6 category: Jasper Hartmann from Reddam House for the sculpture Plastic Pollinator
- Group category: Stage 1 students from The Scots College for the sculpture Why, Butterfly?
- Luca Del Monaco from Reddam House for Nature’s Secret Pollinator
- Amelie O’Connor from Glenmore Road Public School for The Hive
- Group from The Scots College for Pleez Save the Beez
- Fletcher Tudor from Reddam House for Belt Buckle Wasp
Our 2019 theme is "Pollinators"
The 2019 Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize theme encourages students to discover the many different creatures that assist the pollination of plants. Animals that are known to be good pollinators include bees, butterflies, birds, nectar feeding bats and some species of moths, flies and wasps.
Well-known pollinators found in Woollahra area include honey bees, native Australian bees, the Grey-headed flying fox and birds including the Eastern Spinebill, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Wattlebird, Crimson Rosella and New Holland Honeyeater as well as many butterflies and other insects.
Students can seek inspiration for their artwork by researching one or more species that help to pollinate plants, the processes involved and the importance of pollination for our environment and food supply. We encourage teachers to take students outside the classroom to observe pollination in action in local school gardens, community gardens or parks with flowering plants.
2019 Key Dates & Documents
- Monday 24 June: Call for entries opens
- Monday 21 October: All entries must be hand delivered to Council
- Wednesday 23 October: Entrants will be notified of launch details
- Monday 28 October: 4:30pm – 6pm, Exhibition Launch at Woollahra Council
- Friday 8 November: Exhibition closes
There are many online resources for students and teachers that will help to inspire, inform and support your efforts.
- Pollination - The Australian Museum
- 5 Surprising Aussie Pollinators
- ACT for Bees and Cool Australia – lessons K-12
- Investigate Bees - Stage 3 lessons
- Insect Pollinators – Stage 4 activities
- Sydney Stingless Bees – in schools
- Australian Bees - Images from Australia
- Video - The hidden beauty of pollination
- Video - native bee hive split in Sydney
- Video - close up inside native bee hive
- Sydney Bats – Flying Foxes as pollinators
- Red Wattlebirds – Bird profile
- New Holland Honeyeater – Bird profile
- Growing plants to attract butterflies
- Butterflies of Sydney
- The benefits of Butterflies
- Environmental Sculpture Resource Kit - Woollahra Council
How do I enter?
All entrants must be enrolled in a primary or secondary school within the Woollahra Council Local Government Area. Please ensure you read the conditions of entry as this specifies the suitable materials, size and weight of sculptures.
- Read the Conditions of Entry
- Plan your sculpture in line with your environmental message and the theme
- Start sourcing materials and creating!
- Remember to take pictures of the making of your sculpture for your picture diary and to write an artist statement about your sculpture
- Complete the Online Entry Form and Artist Statement before you deliver your sculpture.
- Hand deliver your sculpture and photo diary (labelled with your unique entry ID code) to Council no later than 4:30pm Monday 21 October 2019.
Environmental Education Officer
Phone: 9391 7095