2024 State Creative Arts Exhibition
Entries are now open for the 2024 State Creative Arts Exhibition. There are more than 260 different sections, so there will be one to suit every member! When you have studied the schedule fill in your entry forms and send them to the Entry Co-ordinator, Heather Scott. There are two Entry Forms:
- State Exhibition Entry Form 2024 Handcrafts for entries in Sections 1-202.
- State Exhibition Entry Form 2024 Home Industries for entries in Sections 203-266.
If you have more than 7-8 entries in either Handcrafts or Home Industries sections, there are Extra Entry Forms where you can fill in more entries, without having to repeat all the information on the main entry form:
- State Exhibition Extra Entry Form 2024 Handcrafts for entrants with more than 7 entries in Sections 1-202.
- State Exhibition Extra Entry Form 2024 Home Industries for entrants with more than 8 entries in Sections 203-266.
The entry forms are “fillable forms” – this means that you can open them on your computer and type directly into the boxes on the forms, and then save the completed form. You can also print out the form and handwrite, but please PRINT CLEARLY, scan your document as a .pdf file, and attach it to your email.
There are separate entry forms for the Group Exhibits, Sections 268-269 – these are issued to Group Presidents. If you cannot locate yours, email: : email@example.com and copies will be emailed to you.
Entries close on Friday 19 July 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I send in my Entry Form?
This year, we are encouraging members to email their Entry Forms to the Entry Co‑ordinator, Heather Scott, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, if you do not have access to email, you may post your Entry Forms. The address is on the Entry Forms.
How do I pay the Entry Fee?
The Entry Fee of $5 cash per individual member is payable when you deliver your entries, either to Toorak or Moe.
ALL HANDCRAFT ENTRIES – may only be delivered between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Thursday, to 3 Lansell Road Toorak, between Tuesday 25 June and Tuesday 30 July 2024. Or deliver directly to the Moe Town Hall, 69 Albert St., Moe, on Monday 5 August 2024 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
If you are posting your entries to Head Office, please phone Head Office 9827 8971 to pay by credit card. Do not send stamps.
ONE WOMAN’S WORK, HOME INDUSTRIES AND GROUP ENTRIES must be delivered to the Moe Town Hall, 69 Albert St., Moe, on Thursday 8 August 2024 between 9.00am and 11.00am.
Do I have to win a prize in my Group Exhibition before I can enter the State Exhibition?
No, definitely not! Every member is welcome to enter the State Exhibition, whether or not they have ever entered a Group Exhibition.
Can I enter the same article that I entered in my Group Exhibition previously?
In general, yes. You can enter the same handcraft article, provided that it was completed within the past two years and has not been used or soiled. You can enter another jar from the same batch of preserves that you made for your Group Exhibition – but not the same jar, as it has been opened and tasted. You will need to make new entries in the cookery sections – they would be a bit stale otherwise!
Is my work good enough to be entered in the State Exhibition?
How will you know unless you try? Every entry in the State Exhibition receives a written comment from the judges, which is intended to give you feedback on your entry and encourage you to do better next time. Entering is a great learning experience, especially if you are able to visit the Exhibition and see your work on display, side by side with other members’ work.