Geology Rocks: terms and conditions

The Australian Museum holds a drawing competition each year to celebrate International Earth science week and to raise awareness of all things geologic. International Earth science week aims to engage students in discovering the Earth sciences, remind people that Earth science is all around us and to motivate geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth, Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.

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  • All entries must be supplied on either A4 or A3 sized paper.
  • Each entrant is permitted to enter a maximum of two drawings.
  • The drawing must be related to geology.
  • Each drawing must be accompanied by a title and approximately 20 words describing the drawing and how it relates to geology. This text must be written by the illustrator.
  • The drawing must be done by the person whose name appears on the entry form.
  • The Geology Rocks entry form must be affixed to the back of each drawing.
  • The competition is open to all schools and individuals in NSW.
  • There are four different categories of entry:
  1. Infants school
  2. Primary school
  3. Secondary school
  4. Open -for adults (over 18 years of age)
  • Entries and registration fee, of $15 per school or $15 per open category entry,must be received by close of business Friday 9th September 2011.
  • Entries must be sent to: Ms Melissa Murray, Geology Rocks Drawing Competition Organiser, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, SYDNEY 2010 NSW.
  • A panel of judges selected by the Australian Museum will choose the winners.
  • There will be one winner, 2nd place and 3rd place in each of the four categories: infants, primary,secondary schools and open category.
  • There will be three Highly Commended awards in each of the four categories. Winners and Highly Commended illustrators will be notified by email or phone and images and names will be published on the Australian Museum website by the end of October, 2011. Winning, Runner-up and Highly Commended entries will be displayed at the Australian Museum in an International Earth Science week exhibition.
  • Participants will be notified by email if their drawings are part of the International Earth Science week. exhibition display. Drawings will be available for return from December 2011 onwards.
  • The Australian Museum regrets that they cannot accept liability for any loss of or damage occurring to any drawings entered in the competition. All reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the drawings while in the custody of the Australian Museum. Any damage to drawings occasioned in transit is not the responsibility of the Australian Museum.
  • Personal details collected on this form will only be used for the purposes of this competition and related promotion. Your private information will not be given to any individual or organisation other than the Australian Museum.
  • The Australian Museum may use the drawings in all media for promotional purposes associated with this and any future International Earth Science week competitions. Copyright and intellectual property of the images remains the property of the illustrator.


Melissa Murray , Interpretive Officer
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