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Learning about the brain through art

A national art competition for primary school students, which will be judged by some of Australia’s leading brain researchers, is encouraging children to think about how amazing their brains are.

The annual competition is held by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (Brain Function CoE), which is a national collaboration of brain researchers from universities around Australia.

The competition is open to any child attending an Australian primary school; and students can enter individually or as part of a combined school effort.

The competition is judged in three categories:
• Category 1 – Foundation (Prep) and Year 1
• Category 2 – Years 2, 3 and 4
• Category 3 – Years 5 and 6

Winning students will receive a range of prizes for their school including up to $1000 in teaching aids and a brain science resource pack.

The artworks must be inspired by the brain, fit on A4 size paper and be created with either pens, pencils, crayons, textas or paint.

First place winning schools will also receive a school visit from two young and enthusiastic brain researchers to present the prizes and deliver an age-appropriate interactive educational activity about the brain to the winner’s class.

The competition is open until 3 May 2019. The entries will then be shortlisted and judged by Brain Function CoE researchers.

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