Schoolchildren asked to create CBD-inspired artworks

PRIMARY and secondary school students can help shape the future of Maryborough's central business district by creating artworks for the Imagine this City Youth Art Competition.

Councillor for city and town centre development Daniel Sanderson said students could submit works of art in all mediums which reflected their visions for the CBD and its future.

"It could be a new element of the CBD that they want to see implemented or a new theme to the reinvigorate the area," he said.

"We're open to all ideas from high rise buildings, to quirky sculptures and everything in-between.

"The competition is open to all primary and secondary school students and there are also some great prizes to be won."

Cr Sanderson said he was expecting a great response and some creative submissions by October 11.

"We have sent flyers to schools across the Fraser Coast and the feedback so far has been very positive."

Artworks will be displayed at Maryborough City Hall and members of the public will be able to vote on a People's Choice Award.

Submissions can be delivered to the council's administration centre in Kent St, Maryborough or emailed to imaginethiscity@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

Places are still available for the last Imagine this City community forum on Wednesday, August 28, at the Maryborough City Hall from 6pm.

"We were filled to capacity at the last forum and some great ideas have been put forward so far," Cr Sanderson said.

"I'm looking forward hearing from other passionate members of the Fraser Coast public."

To register, phone the council's economic projects officer Amanda Hall on 1300 794 929.



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