Waste Education

Winners of 2021 ‘Get Grubby and Thrive’ Primary School Art Competition

Lithgow City Council is proud to present the results of the 2021 Primary School Art Competition. The theme for the competition was ‘Get Grubby and Thrive’ and students were asked to create an original drawing to show how they ‘Get Grubby’ to help the planet and reduce waste.

Despite Covid-19 lockdown, Council received nearly 40 entries from seven schools in the LGA.  Entries covered a wide range of themes including composting, worm farming, growing fruit and vegetables, climate change, recycling, saving water and reducing litter.

Below are some comments from the judges

 ‘All the entrants need to be congratulated, not only on their artistic prowess but their keen understanding of the theme and broader environmental challenges. Well done’

‘It’s lovely to see how the different localities are represented in the posters’

‘The poster shows deep thinking about how we can save the planet. I love the use of thought bubbles and being outside enjoying the sunshine’

‘An interesting grasp on the effects that pollution can have on our future compared to what can be if we look after the planet. I love the juxtaposition of the two. Very creative’

‘There are some very important messages in this poster. A lot of thought has gone into it’

The Results:

  • Overall Winner – Samara Kirkland from St Patrick’s School
  • Overall Runner Up – Penelope McAlister from Zig Zag Public School
  • Encouragement Award – Isla Bright from Lithgow Public School
  • Encouragement Award Runner Up – Lyndal Peychers from Meadow Flat Public School

The Finalists:

  • Kaira Hughes, Lilly-Jane Meirtin and Perrin Davis from Cooerwull Public School
  • Hannah Healey, Marley Warren, Roy Brown and Poppy Johnman from Lithgow Public School
  • Charlotte Joyce and Willow Morson from c-Verse Lithgow
  • Holly McAlister from Zig Zag Public School

Thank you to the parents, teachers and students for the hard work in submitting such beautiful entries. 

Overall Winner – Samara Kirkland from St Patrick’s School

Overall Runner Up – Penelope McAlister from Zig Zag Public School

Encouragement Award – Isla Bright from Lithgow Public School

Encouragement Award Runner Up – Lyndal Peychers from Meadow Flat Public School

2020 Winners

Lithgow City Council is proud to present the results of our first ‘We Are Waste Wise’ Primary School Art Competition in 2020.

The theme for the competition was ‘Our Place Our Future’ and students were asked to draw a picture about what they think is special about their local environment. The entries were fabulous!

114 entries were received covering a wide range of environmental themes and local landmarks including the Blast Furnace, Queen Elizabeth Park, Lake Lyell, Lithgow Railway Bridge, Wollemi Pine and more.

It was a tough decision for the judges to pick the winning pictures.  See the link below to view the winning pictures and the talented winners and finalists.

Tyler Glover from Lithgow Public School
took out the Overall Winner prize with his colourful picture of the Blast Furnace.

Molly Lambert from Meadow Flat Public School
was Runner Up with her beautifully detailed picture of a koala in nature.

Braxton Burgess from Lithgow Public School
won the Encouragement Award   for his striking picture of the Wollemi Pine

Mikayla Johnson from Cooerwull School
won the Best Local Landscape/Landmark with her eye catching picture of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Finalists were:

Nellie Griffiths and Rhys Callaghan (Portland Central School)

Niamh Jenkins (Hampton Public School)

Kayleigh Northey, HollyParker, Kaira Hughes, Natalia Melnyk, Jayden Judson and Isaac Beckett (Cooerwull Public School)

Thank you teachers and students for your efforts in celebrating ‘Our Place’ Lithgow LGA.