Jobfind Centre Australia announces the twelve winners of the 2014 Calendar Art Competition

1 November 2013 – Jobfind Centre Australia announces the twelve winners of our 2014 Calendar Art Competition.

In August of this year, Jobfind put the call out to job seekers we support, many of whom experience barriers to employment, to submit a piece of their own art work with the theme ‘My Home. My Country.’, with the top twelve winners to be published in the 2014 Jobfind Calendar.

Jobfind wishes to congratulate the winner of the competition, taking home a $500 prize, Donella Waters of Ettalong, NSW, with her piece titled ‘My homeland’. The artwork was judged to be the best based on the quality of the artwork and how well the artist represented both their own story, and this year’s theme, ‘My Home. My Country.’

Each year Jobfind runs the Calendar Art Competition as an opportunity for job seekers to use their artistic skills to demonstrate their ability to set goals, show commitment and engage creatively. This year we invited a panel, comprised of key stakeholders and partners, to join us in assessing the artwork and decide on an ultimate winner, pictured below.

judging panel
Judging Panel (left to right): Jennifer McNamara, Director, ArtEst; Kate More, Group General
Manager, Angus Knight Group; Tracey Jackson, Executive General Manager, Jobfind; Anna
Jovanovic
, RAP Manager – NSW & QLD, Reconciliation Australia; Tina Kazmer, Marketing Manager,
Angus Knight Group; Caity McLoughlin, Policy Advisor, Office of the Hon. Victor Dominello

 

The competition is part of a larger Confidence by Art project of Angus Knight’s across all of its businesses, with the objective of building job seeker confidence through the medium of art.

Jobfind is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Calendar Art competition:

  • Rodney Bathgate, Newcastle, NSW
  • Georgina Lee Cheu, Western Tablelands – Chillagoe, QLD
  • Naomi Clark, Bateau Bay, NSW
  • Sally Cogan, Charlestown, NSW
  • Mark Gibson, Evans Head, NSW
  • Patrick Kennedy, Maitland, NSW
  • Nonna Myndreskou, Merrylands, NSW
  • Geraldine Ned, Western Tablelands – Chillagoe, QLD
  • Tanya Randall, Newcastle, NSW
  • Jacasca Sue Rawnsley, Taree, NSW
  • Donella Waters, Ettalong, NSW
  • Jakeob Watson, Maitland, NSW

Tracey Jackson, Executive General Manager, Jobfind, congratulates all the winners of the competition and thanks all of those who entered. “All the entries were fantastic and I know that it was a difficult decision for our judges to select the winners this year. The attention to detail, vibrancy in colour and personal stories that shone through were truly inspiring. These brilliant artworks clearly demonstrate that each and every one of you has clear capability to be truly great. So again thank you and ….. Well done!”

The Jobfind 2014 Calendar will be distributed to key stakeholders, partners, employers and community organisations.

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