Key Dates for Competition and Exhibition

Key COMPETITION Dates 2021

Creation of Artworks at School: Throughout Term 3

Artworks due by 3:30pm, Monday 25 October 2021

Shortlisting of Artworks: Tuesday, 26 October – Wednesday, 27 October

Exhibition Opening Night: To be streamed online this year, date and time TBC

Exhibition Open to The Public: Our exhibition will be available online this year, date TBC


Diocese of Wollongong Exhibition Opening night

The 50 artworks that are judged to have best responded to the criteria will be exhibited online from November.

Presentation of awards and the official opening of the exhibition will be streamed online in November (date and time TBC)

Artworks chosen for submission into the Sydney Archdiocese Exhibition held later in the year at Notre Dame University, will be announced at the Wollongong Exhibition Opening Night and major awards will be presented, 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.


The Exhibition to display our diocese's top 50 artworks will be held online this year.

The Exhibition will be available online this year in November.

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 in Sydney (venue and date TBA).

Prizes in the Sydney exhibition will include the Archbishop's Choice TrophyExecutive Director’s Trophy, Spirit of Christmas Trophy, Artistic Achievement Trophy, Notre Dame Trophy  and Student’s Choice Award.

All successful exhibitors eligible for prizes will be notified through their schools. Their invitations to the official opening of the exhibition in Sydney 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:

Jean-Marie Morris
Education Officer
Catholic Life, Education and Mission Team
Ph: (02) 4253 0994

John Charadia
Education Officer
School Improvement/Specialist Support
Ph: (02) 4253 0966


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