Springing into Community Engagement: The 2023 Poster Competition Recap

Spring into Sanctuary Poster Competition

Community engagement is at the heart of building vibrant and thriving communities. One effective way Firefly fosters community spirit and involvement of young people in the Bay and Basin is through events and initiatives that bring people together—in collaboration with Sanctuary Point Community Pride, Firefly Bay and Basin recently organized the “Spring into Sanctuary Point 2023 Poster Competition” to promote youth participation and celebrate our great community.

The Poster Competition Recap

The 2023 Poster Competition was an exciting opportunity for young people in our community to showcase their creative talents and contribute to promoting this year’s Spring into Sanctuary Point fair. The competition was open from July to the end of August and received nine entries. The posters were not only visually appealing but also served as a representation of the community’s collective spirit.

Selecting the Winners

The Sanctuary Point Community Pride committee and representatives from Firefly and Headspace selected the winners. The competition featured three categories: under 13, over 13, and a special People’s Choice Award. The committee had the task of choosing the most outstanding poster in each category.

  • Lilly Nielsen, a 14-year-old student from Vincentia High School, emerged as the overall winner. Her creative and innovative design captivated the judges and reflected the essence of spring in Sanctuary Point.
  • Additionally, two participants were recognized for their exceptional contributions:
    • Arabella Giles was awarded the Highly Commended “Under 13” prize.
    • Kiarah Chapman received the Highly Commended prize in the “Over 13” category.

One of the most exciting aspects of the competition was the level of community involvement. At the Spring into Sanctuary Point Festival on October 21st, the Firefly Bay and Basin team set up a stall with all the poster entries displayed on stakes, allowing passersby to vote for their favourite poster. A total of 101 votes were cast, making the community’s voice heard and further enhancing the engagement aspect of the competition.

Arabella Giles, a highly commended winner, also received the People’s Choice Award, signifying the strong connection between the community and the artwork.

The “Spring into Sanctuary Point 2023 Poster Competition” was not just about creating eye-catching visuals; it was about fostering community engagement, participation, and pride in local youth. The winners showcased the immense talent within the community, and the People’s Choice Award highlighted the power of community involvement.

The success of this event is a testament to the dedication of Firefly Bay and Basin and Sanctuary Point Community Pride in promoting community spirit. It is also an excellent example of how local events and initiatives can significantly impact community engagement.

As we reflect on the success of this event, we look forward to more opportunities for community engagement and the continued growth of Sanctuary Point’s community pride. Stay tuned for more exciting initiatives that will bring us all together in the future!

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