Young creatives encouraged to get arty

Young artists have the chance to win up to $1000 cash by entering the 2020 Rotary Youth Art Prize.

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery director Fulvia Mantelli invited creatives aged between 12 and 25 years to submit their 2D or 3D artwork for this year's prize before the closing date of Tuesday, October 20.

She hoped to see a diverse collection of art entered ahead of a showcase in a Rotary Youth Art Prize exhibition, held from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 22 at Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery.

"The annual Rotary Youth Art Prize encourages creative expression of our young people and provides a special space for them to shine," she said.

There are cash prizes for the overall winner ($1000), winners of each of the three age groups ($300 each), and a people's choice award ($300), and five runners-up will received a $100 art supplies voucher.

She said there are more prizes up for grabs due to the large number of entries put forward last year.

"Choosing only five winners was very challenging," she said.

"So we have added five $100 art supplies vouchers to the prize pool, for runners-up in each category."

Winners will be announced by this year's judge, Country Arts South Australia visual arts program manager Lauren Mustillo, at the closing event from 2pm on November 22.

The art show is a collaboration between the combined Rotary Clubs of Murray Bridge and Mobilong and the Rural City of Murray Bridge, through The Station Youth Centre and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.

Entry is free, and each entrant can enter up to three artworks. For entry forms and criteria, visit www.murraybridgegallery.com.au