The winners of the GOA Billboards Project Photographic Competition have been announced, with Kaiana Tuala from Runcorn State High School taking out the Schools Category with an image that is simple but very effective in delivering a message about the significance of ANZAC within a contemporary context.

GOA Billboards Project

Runners-up in the Schools Category were Dilara Ulkutas from Mansfield State High School and Jayden Gooda from Kelvin Grove State College.

The Open Category – included for the first time this year – was won by Jessie Chandler, while an image by Mateja Sikavica from Mt Saint Michaels College was voted People’s Choice.

To see all the finalist images, click here.

The judging panel for the 2014 awards comprised Maud Page (QAGOMA), Ryan Johnston (Australian War Memorial), Charles Page (Documentary Photographer) and Henri van Noordenburg (Workshop Facilitator and Curator), with the 30 selected finalists currently on show at the Judith Wright Centre until September 27.

The finalists will also feature on GOA’s electronic billboards throughout Brisbane, which offers fantastic exposure and recognition for these talented school students. It really is a shame that there are not more opportunities for young people across all forms of the arts to showcase their talents to audiences beyond their immediate school community.

If you haven’t yet visited the exhibition at Judith Wright Centre, I strongly recommend that you check it out before it closes this weekend.

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