Welcome to the home of the 26th Annual B'nai B'rith Jewish Youth Art Competition
Patron: Lady Anna Cowen AM
HOW TO ENTER
1. Register your entry by 18th June 2021
2. Submit your artwork by 16th July 2021
3. Awarding of prizes 25th July at 2:00 PM
See below for further details.
1. Register your entry
Registration closing date is 18th June 2021. Entries can be registered by students or their art teachers. Please click Here to see the Conditions of Entry.
Click Here to register your entry.
2. Submit your artwork
Physical delivery of artworks at the Glen Eira Council gallery (Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield) is required on Friday 16th July between 10:00 AM and no later than 4:00 PM. Please note that late entries will not be accepted. Please record your email address (together with the title of your artwork) on the back of your physical artwork. This must be the same as the email address you provided when you registered for the Competition.
3. Awarding of prizes
Announcement of winning entries and presentation to prize-winners will take place at the Exhibition opening ceremony at the Glen Eira Council gallery, commencing at 2:00 PM on Sunday 25th July 2021.
An online version of the competition catalogue will be available on this website from 22 July 2021. The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday 22 July through to Sunday 8 August 2021. Artworks, together with participation certificates, are to be picked up from the Town Hall Gallery on Monday 10 August between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
B’nai B’rith Victoria gratefully acknowledges our numerous sponsors whose generous financial support makes this competition possible. They are listed below and are also featured throughout the catalogue.
We congratulate all our talented young artists whose work will be on display in this year's exhibition.
Last Year's Competition:
Below is a brief video of the opening ceremony from last year’s competition, including the official opening by Glen Eira Mayor, Cr Margaret Esakoff, and announcement of the winning entries in each category.
The window below contains a virtual gallery of the all the entries in the 16 – 18 age group. Please wait a short time for the virtual gallery to load.
Click HERE to watch a pre-recorded video of all the artworks in each of the three virtual galleries in the 2020 competition.
Click on the following link to display a full list of all the winning entries in last year's competition: Link.
Background to the Competition
Morrie Gold was born in 1917 in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to Australia in 1937.
Always a lover of the arts, his work was furthered by his artistic wife, Marie. As an art benefactor he contributed to the National Art Gallery of Victoria. His interest in fostering art in Jewish youth was prompted by watching his grandson's artistic abilities developing. He realised that to encourage the interest and confidence of children in art there must be interaction with the public.
Having been a member of B'nai B'rith for some time, Morrie felt it was the right organisation to fulfil his wish of running an Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition.
Morrie Gold died in May, 1993. This annual Jewish Youth Art Competition was established through a bequest left by Mr. Gold to B'nai B'rith.
B'nai B'rith has taken up the challenge to organise and hold the exhibition each year. The competition aims to promote artistic competence and a sense of unity among youth of various sections of the Jewish community.
It is open to Jewish youth between the ages of 11 and 18. Entries are divided into age groups 11 to 13, 14 and 15, 16 to 18. In each age group there are four categories, namely, painting and drawing, mixed media, digital, and sculpture. A fifth category of photography is open to artists aged 16-18. Students enter from Jewish day schools such as Beth Rivkah Ladies College, Bialik College, Leibler Yavneh College, Mt Scopus Memorial College, the King David School, Yeshivah College. Students from state schools and other independent schools are also encouraged to enter.
The artworks are judged by a panel of professionals in the arts industry and prizes are offered in all categories and age groups. Over 200 artworks were submitted in 2020.
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