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Honan backs children’s art awards for Indigenous charity

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Honan Insurance Group is partnering with an online art exhibition and awards program celebrating the unique creativity of children.

The Design Files Kids Art Awards will honour talented young artists who are invited to create an artwork inspired by the theme “Australia”. The program will raise funds and awareness for Children’s Ground, an Indigenous-led children’s charity, via a $5 entry fee.

Five winners will each receive a $2000 cash prize.

“We are delighted to be a part of an initiative that supports the community in a different way, one that can bring some joy,” Honan CEO Andrew Fluitsma said. “We are excited to see the imagination and inspiration this wonderful activity uncovers.”

Australian artists including Ken Done, Melbourne based illustrator Beci Orpin, and Reko Rennie, who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media, will select the winners.

“We’re asking kids – what does Australia look like, feel like and mean to you?” the website says.

The Children’s Ground charity’s vision is to work with a community for 25 years, replacing a history of short-term, “quick-fix” approaches with a model which allows people to “design their own future”.

Entries can be submitted here and close April 18. Winners will be announced on May 7.