Process & key dates for 2023

15 February

Official launch event at Sunshine Plaza, school applications open online

28 February

School applications close, judges review submissions and select six successful schools

6 March

Successful schools announced and sent full brief

March to May

School workshops delivered at successful schools by Artist Ambassador at mutually agreed times

7 June

Installation date at Sunshine Plaza (schools bump-in after trading hours)

8 June

Installations live and public voting opens to determine People’s Choice Award

17 July

Final judging completed and public voting closes

19 July

Award presentation: announcement of overall winner and People’s Choice Award

23 July

Installations removed from Sunshine Plaza by schools (after trading hours)