Key Dates for Competition and Exhibition

Key COMPETITION Dates 2019

Creation of artworks – in school, throughout Term 3

Artworks due to CEO by 4pm on Friday, 20 September 2019

Shortlisting of artworks – Monday 25 September

Installation of artworks – Thursday 3 October

Judging of artworks - Friday 4 October


Diocese of Wollongong Exhibition Opening night

The 50 artworks that are judged to have best responded to the criteria will be hung at the Wollongong City Art Gallery.

The Exhibition Opening Night will be held on Wednesday 16 October from 5pm - 7pm at the Wollongong City Art Gallery

At the Exhibition Opening, the Diocese's major awards will be presented to students, including the Bishop’s Choice Award and the Director’s Christmas Story Award. A number of awards for Highly Commended  artworks will also be presented.

Artworks chosen for submission into the Sydney Archdiocese Exhibition held later in the year at Notre Dame University, will be also be announced during the night's proceedings.


The Exhibition to display our Diocese's top 50 artworks will be held at at the Wollongong City Art Gallery.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 5 October to Wednesday 23 October at the Wollongong City Art Gallery.

Students, families, staff and the community are invited to visit and view the students' artworks on display during opening hours.


Sydney Archdiocese Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition

All artworks selected to represent the Diocese of Wollongong for the Sydney Archdiocese Exhibition will be displayed at the Notre Dame University from the first Sunday of Advent, 1 December 2019 to Epiphany Saturday, 6 January 2020.

Prizes in the Sydney exhibition will include the Archbishop's Choice Trophy, the Executive Director's Acquisitive Award  and the Spirit of Christmas Trophy.

All successful exhibitors eligible for prizes will be notified through their schools. Their invitations to the official opening of the exhibition, on Sunday 1 December at Notre Dame University, will include family members and school staff.

See a collation of CEDoW students' winning entries from previous years of the Sydney Archdiocese Christmas Art Competition & Exhibition.


For further information please contact either:

Cath Hailstone
Education Officer - Primary
Catholic Life, Education and Mission Team

Ph: (02) 4253 0838

John Charadia
Education Officer
School Improvement/Specialist Support

Ph: (02) 4253 0966


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