ACU’s National School of Arts once again hosted the annual Pixel Prize photographic competition, with award ceremonies recently taking place on the Brisbane, Strathfield and Melbourne campuses. The competition, which is open to all secondary school students, aims to encourage students not just to take a photo, but to embrace photography as an art form and challenge the way they view the world around them.
The theme for 2017 was Empathy, with prizes awarded for Best Image Composition, Best Representation of Empathy, Most Original Photograph, Graphic Design Digital Collage, and the People’s Choice award. With over 500 entries across the three campuses, the judges had the difficult task of selecting the overall winners, and were impressed with the quality of entries received as well as the mature interpretation of the theme. An exhibition of the students’ submissions also featured in the galleries at each campus.
The National School of Arts would like to congratulate all students who participated in this year’s competition and thank Associate Vice-Chancellor’s, Professor Jim Nyland, Professor Marea Nicholson and Dr John Ballard for their ongoing support of this important engagement opportunity for the students.