$1000 up for grabs in Aboriginal art competition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.04.10

Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group have the chance to win $1000 in prize money by designing a new logo featuring a local endangered hairy-nosed marsupial.

The logo will be used to represent Rio Tinto's Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) on promotional materials, publications and booklets.

"Clermont's Traditional Owner group, the Wangan Jagalingou people, has selected the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) as the new totem for the fund," Clermont ACDF executive officer, Debbie Alvoen said.

"This species of wombat is listed as endangered under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992, and is restricted to a single population on Epping Forest National Park near Clermont.

"We're hoping that members of the Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group can get creative and incorporate this well-loved Australian animal into an eye-catching new logo to represent the Clermont ACDF."

Since its inception in 2008, the Clermont ACDF has provided almost $240,000 to community-driven projects that deliver positive, constructive, real and sustainable outcomes to the region's Traditional Owners.

Ms Alvoen said the new logo would help raise awareness of the fund's work.

"A logo is much more than just a drawing or a painting - it's a symbol of who we are, what we stand for and where we want to be," Ms Alvoen said.

"The Clermont ACDF's vision is that Aboriginal people enjoy the same prospects for employment, economic prosperity and quality of life as other community members.

"We have a lot of artistic talent in the community, so this is a great opportunity to have their work recognised and used in materials across our region."

Entries must be submitted on unfolded A4 paper (210mm x 297mm) and should arrive no later than 4:00pm Wednesday 19 May at:

Clermont Aboriginal Community Development competition
38 Jelicoe Street (PO Box 129)
Clermont QLD 4721

For more information, including full terms and conditions please phone Debbie Alvoen on 0418 711 827.

URL: http://www.riotintocoalaustralia.com.au/media/38_media_releases_1824.asp

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