Open to school students of all ages around Australia to repurpose rubbish into prize-winning artworks


Primary and high school students are invited to participate in the 2023 ‘Litterarty’ Waste-Art competition to win prizes and a chance to exhibit at the annual Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival, set to be staged at Bondi Beach from March 16 to 19, 2023.


Works can be entered for free from Kindergarten to Year 12 categories in mediums including sculpture, 2D, assemblage, mixed media and collage using litter saved from entering the ocean.


Entry is NOW open with concepts and digital online submissions due by the end of the school year.


Selected entries will be invited to submit physical works for exhibition in term 1, 2023.  A judging panel including Volvo Car Australia, Take 3 For the Sea, Blue World and the Australian National Maritime Museum will judge finalists works to be exhibited at the Bondi Pavilion at the annual Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival at Bondi Beach from16th - 19th, March 2023.


Completed online submissions due by 24th February and selected finalists will be notified by Friday 3rd of March and assisted by the festival with transportation of artworks to be judged and exhibited at the Festival with winners announced on our Sunshine Stage on the18th March 2023. 


Blue World is contributing $1500 in prize money as part of the newly established Valerie Taylor Prizes and the Australian National Maritime Museum will be exhibiting the overall primary school winner, secondary school winner and a people’s choice winner following the festival.

The competition promotes concepts about closed loop recycling, litter and rubbish impacts on the ocean and creative and thoughtful ways to make better everyday decisions, by turning trash to treasure. 

To register your interest for your class to attend a free excursion to the festival to view Litterarty finalists, participate in free ocean science workshops, and receive educational materials about ocean literacy and waste impacts from our partners Take 3 For the Sea and the Australian National Maritime Museum, email

 2023 Competition Guidelines coming soon


Thanks for submitting!

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