Get your kids excited, as we’re taking early registrations for our inaugural Paint Australia Beautiful competition. This competition aims to engage children in primary schools nationally to think deeply about how they can care for the environment, expressing their vision through a beautiful mural art project. In partnership with Haymes Paint, we’ll be officially opening submissions in February 2023. Primary schools around Australia are encouraged to submit their nature-based mural design to go in the running to win $750 worth of Haymes Paint and supplies* making their masterpiece into a reality. How it works:

Step 1:

Brainstorm ideas with your class and let your students put pencil to paper, designing a beautiful nature-inspired mural.

Step 2:

Submit the mural design between 8 February and 6 April 2023.

Step 3:

Entries will be shortlisted on 20 April, 2023, with public voting open until 7 May 2023. Shortlisted schools are encouraged to share their designs via social media to rally votes by using #PaintAustraliaBeautiful and tagging @keepaustraliabeautiful and @haymespaint while directing voters to the website:

Step 4:

Eight winning schools (one from each state and territory) will be announced 10 May 2023 and awarded $750 worth of Haymes Paint supplies* to turn the design into reality.

Step 5:

Once completed, Keep Australia Beautiful and Haymes Paint will present the school with a plaque and $500* to reward the students for their amazing efforts. Primary schools must submit their designs and images with an explanation of how their mural reflects the natural environment, the school’s sustainability initiatives, and the local area. This collaboration promotes creativity and hopes to educate younger Australians (our future environmentalists) on how we can help conserve our flora and fauna by limiting our environmental impact. We cannot wait to see what you and your students create!