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Amplify - a visual arts opportunity for young Queenslanders

Here's the rules

QFCC at its sole discretion will determine whether your artwork submission (‘entry’) is to be considered by QFCC.

By submitting your entry, you or your parent/guardian accept to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

QFCC will only consider entries from children and young people who reside in Queensland and are aged between 13 and 18 years of age.

Your age for the eligibility assessment purposes will be your age as at the date your entry is received by QFCC.

Entrants should submit their artwork via the competition entry form at by Sunday 8 November 2020.

No responsibility is accepted for entries not received by QFCC and/or incorrectly completed by the closing date and time. QFCC’s decision as to when an entry is received or whether the entry is incorrectly completed is final.

All entries are to be completed online through QFCC’s website and all supporting documentation uploaded. Any physical information, applications or materials sent or delivered to the QFCC office will not be accepted, nor will QFCC be responsible for their return.

Queenslanders with limited internet access can contact the Queensland Family and Child Commission on to arrange an alternate submission method.

The winning entries will:

be used by the Queensland Government (in whole or in part) on promotional material, official reports and submissions by way of amplifying the opinions of young Queenslanders

have its creator publicly credited for their work and featured as part of any Queensland Family and Child Commission promotions

receive 1 x $150 JB Hi Fi gift card (main winner), or 3 x $100 JB Hi Fi gift cards (other winners)

Entries must be the entrant’s original work. Work subject to copyright of another party cannot be accepted.

You must exclusively own all intellectual property rights in your entry. Proof of ownership may be required, and you agree to complete or provide all such documentation as may reasonably be requested to confirm such proof of ownership.

By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to assign all intellectual property rights in the work (inc. copyright, trademark, design, patent, and other proprietary rights) to the Queensland Government. Any information which is published on the internet may be transferred overseas. By agreeing to publication on the internet, you are consenting to your personal information being transferred overseas.

By making your entry, you also grant to QFCC a world-wide, royalty-free licence, including a right to sub-licence, to enable QFCC and its sub-licensee(s), including third parties, to freely use your entry.

If any images of people are used in the design, and they are identifiable, they will need to have signed the Queensland Government image consent form. Images cannot be reproduced without this consent. These signed forms must be included with the submission.

Images of children under the age of 18 years cannot be reproduced without parental consent. If any images of people under the age of 18 years are used in the artwork, and they are identifiable, each young person will need to have a Queensland Government parental image consent form signed by their parents/guardians. These signed forms will be soughtt by the QFCC.

Entrants retain the right to include their entered work in their portfolio.

Inappropriate entries including but not limited to those depicting nudity, violence, unsafe activities, substance abuse or misconduct will not be accepted, determination of which is at the sole discretion of QFCC.

Entries that do not meet the outlined themes and/or opportunity terms and conditions will be deemed ineligible for judging.

You or your parent/guardian indemnify the QFCC on demand by the QFCC in respect of all claims demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) losses, costs or expenses directly or indirectly incurred or suffered by the QFCC in respect of the following:

  • any infringement by you of any intellectual property rights of any other person in respect of your entry;
  • making your entry;
  • any injury or damage to you and your parent/guardian or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with making your entry;
  • the use of your entries by the QFCC; and
  • any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

If selected as a winning entry, the entrant will be asked to resubmit their design with the following preferred file requirements (however similar file formats and/or programs will be accepted):

if artwork is created offline (i.e. painting, sketch or other) the original piece must be available for high resolution scanning.

If artwork is created digitally, image files must be at a high resolution (300dpi) to facilitate publication in print form. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar programs are preferred, however not mandatory.

Your entries will not be returned to you.

The prizes are subject to availability. QFCC reserves the right to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or any other prizes.

QFCC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, accepting the entries with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of QFCC in all matters under its control is final and binding.

QFCC reserves the right to change the opening and closing dates/times or to accept late entries, at their sole discretion. QFCC’s decision in this regard will be final.

The provision of personal information is voluntary. If you decline to provide your personal information you will not be eligible to make your submission. Your personal information is held by QFCC. You have the right to access and correct the personal information that QFCC holds about you. If you would like to access or update your personal information, please contact us by emailing

Note that your details may be passed on to another organisation if we believe your safety or wellbeing is at risk or the safety or wellbeing of someone else is at risk. QFCC may contact your parent, foster parent, guardian or carer to in relation to your submission.

If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate assistance, contact mental health services or emergency services on 000. If you need to speak to someone urgently, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

A selection panel comprising departmental representatives and young people will shortlist entries for final decision by the Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

Judging Criteria

Technicalities – Has the artwork been submitted correctly (artwork and description).

Meaning – How well does the artwork depict one of the three themes of the opportunity? Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.

Skill and technique – How much skill is shown in the artwork compared to the persons age? Quality of artistic composition and overall design based on the theme.

Originality – How eye capturing is the artwork? Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.

Overall impression – What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?


First place

Artwork used (in whole or part) as the front cover for the 2020 Growing Up in Queensland report (to be published early 2021); AND 1x $150 JB Hi Fi gift voucher

3 x runners-up

Artwork used (in whole or part) in various Queensland Family and Child Commission activities AND 1 x $100 JB Hi Fi gift voucher each