Primary school students around Australia are being encouraged to think about how amazing their brains are through a national art competition that will be judged by some of Australia’s leading brain researchers.
With great prizes on offer, including up to $1000 in teaching aids for the winning students’ schools, the competition is a great way for children to learn about brain science whilst using their imagination.
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.
Entering this competition is the perfect activity for children to complete at home, so due to COVID-19, the deadline has been extended to 19 June 2020 .
Students can enter individually or as a combined school or class effort. Their artworks must be inspired by the question: Why do you love your brain? Artworks must fit on A4 size paper and students can use either pens, pencils, crayons, textas or paint.
After the competition closes on 19 June 2020, the entries will be shortlisted and then judged by Brain Function CoE researchers.
The competition is judged in different year level categories with lots of prizes on offer.
Last year, over 1200 entries were received and this Brain Function CoE hopes even more students will enter the competition.
Full details about the competition are on the Brain Function CoE website: www.brainfunction.edu.au The competition is also on Facebook.