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Goulburn Broken CMA proud Victorian sponsors of National Wetland Art Competition

Monday 28 February, 2011
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO, Mr. Chris Norman, recently attended the Opening Exhibition and Award Ceremony of the WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra and was delighted to acknowledge the achievement of a young artist and fellow Victorian, Vasyl Doudoulis.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO, Mr. Chris Norman, recently attended the Opening Exhibition and Award Ceremony of the WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra and was delighted to acknowledge the achievement of a young artist and fellow Victorian, Vasyl Doudoulis.

This unique competition, which aims to encourage everyone to engage with and explore their local wetlands, celebrated World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2011. Hundreds of entries are received each year from people of all ages in every state and territory, showing the growing national interest in, and concern for, our nation’s wetlands and waterways.

The theme of the 2011 competition was Forested Wetlands; Their Importance and Wise Use which reflects the World Wetlands Day theme of Wetlands and Forests. Competition Coordinator Liz Hajenko said, “The diversity of entries into the 2011 competition was amazing, with people from Arnhem Land to Hobart to Geraldton submitting unique works of art and photography. It’s very inspiring to see the many different techniques and interpretations of the theme.”

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority CEO, Mr. Chris Norman, was pleased to see a young Victorian artist Vasyl Doudoulis win a merit award in the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Children’s Art Junior Category. “Vasyl is very talented and accomplished artist at only six years of age.”

Vasyl and his family made the journey to Canberra to receive his award and prize of a wildlife encyclopaedia in person.

The winning works are available to view in an online gallery at www.wetlandcare.com.au. They will also go on to be displayed at a series of regional exhibitions in New South Wales, inspiring ideas for entries into next year’s competition, which will open in September 2011.

For further information please contact: 

Amanda McClaren 
Communications and Marketing Manager
t: 03 5820 1117 / 0459 023 640
e: amandam@gbcma.vic.gov.au