Social Justice Art

Call for entries now open until 31 July 2020

Call for Entries for an exhibition from students in Years Prep to Year 12 who live, study or work in Moonee Valley

To enter, young artists (with the consent and help of their parents) will need to submit a photograph of their artworks via this online entry form.

This exhibition will be displayed on Incinerator Gallery website from Thursday, 6 August to Sunday, 16 August 2020. A $200 cash prize will be awarded to the winning entry.

We welcome artworks created using any medium of choice – digital art, collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, graphic design or photography. The selection panel will be looking for artworks that are creative, distinctive and express the artists views on a COVID-19 related social justice issue.

A clear photograph of the entered artwork must be submitted with entry, alongside a brief artist statement that includes the artist’s name, title of the artwork, mediums used and a brief description of the story and message of the artwork.

For more information and inspiration to enter this exhibition please see the video and information about the Social Justice Art program here.

Teachers wanting to submit an entire classes entries please email to arrange.

Terms and Conditions

Please read this information before applying for Social Justice Art call for entries.

If after reading this information you have further questions please contact the Incinerator Gallery on 9243 1750 or at

Students who live, work or attend school in Moonee Valley and currently in Prep to Year 12 are eligible to apply.

Immediate family (siblings or children) of Moonee Valley City Council employees and Councillors are ineligible to apply.

Applicants may submit one artwork only per entry.

Applicants must answer all questions in the application.

This exhibition will exist in Boadle Hall Community Gallery and on Incinerator Gallery website. Artworks may be selected for one or both spaces.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday, 6 August to Sunday, 16 August 2020.

This exhibition is free to enter and no prizes will be awarded.

The selection panel will be looking for artworks that are creative, distinctive and express the artists views on the impact of a COVID-19 related social justice issue.

We welcome artworks created using any medium of choice. For example; digital art, collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, graphic design or photography.

The selection panel will review and select final artworks.

Outcomes are final and appeals will not be considered.

Entries open: Saturday, 13 June 2020.
Entries close: Monday, 13 July 2020.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of applications by end July.

Finalists will receive an email with more information about participation.

All finalists must submit a completed Exhibition Participation Form.

Finalists invited to exhibit their artwork in Boadle Hall are responsible for the delivery and collection of their artworks at the following times:

  • Delivered to the Gallery between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday 28 July to Sunday 2 August 2020.
  • Collected from the Gallery between 11am and 4pm Tuesday 1 to Sunday 7 September 2020
  • Any artworks not collected by this date will be disposed of at the discretion of the Gallery.

Contact the Gallery to make any arrangements outside of these times..

Artwork displayed in a public exhibition is subject to Australian copyright law. If your artwork contains non-original material you are required to acknowledge this in your application and seek appropriate clearance from copyright holders.

All shortlisted applicants must provide supporting documentation for their work if it contains non-original material, including written approval from the copyright holder and the original letter seeking approval.
For non-original music in videos, additional clearance will be required from the publisher, the writer of the lyrics, and the writer of the music.

If you cannot obtain clearance from the copyright holders, your artwork may not be able to be displayed.
Please follow the Victorian Department of Education guidance for seeking permission to use copyright material. Use the letter template provided to obtain clearance for your work. Information about this is on the Department website.

We recommend you discuss copyright with your teacher.

For more information on copyright please visit the Australian Copyright Council

Applicants must seek permission from their parent or guardian before applying.

We prefer to contact you via your parent/guardian email.

Finalists will be required to have their parent/guardian complete and sign a permission form to exhibit.

Finalists may be invited to speak with the media about their artwork. This may require completion of a Photographic Consent Form.

On submitting your application an email will be sent to confirm your application. If you don’t receive this, please contact us at 

Provide clear image of your artwork. The image must show the entire artwork, so we have a complete understanding of what your work looks like. This will assist us to select artworks and plan how and where each artwork is displayed within the exhibition. This image may also be used for the online exhibition or marketing materials.

Moonee Valley City Council (Council) is collecting your personal information through this form in order to obtain your permission to use your photo/video/film or interview for publication on our website, social media channels, print media, advertising, etc.

Your information and your child’s information will be stored in an online database hosted by Council. Council will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. Contact to request access to your personal information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, refer to Council’s Information Privacy Policy 

Moonee Valley City Council are committed to being a Child Safe Organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse, and will protect the interests and safety of children at all times in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation.