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Kids’ art explores discipleship

Emma, Adrian and Jacob with their winning artworks. Photo by Holly Jewell

WITH 2013 as the year of discipleship, 58 young people from around Queensland submitted artwork for the 2013 Calendar Art competition exploring what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in the 21st century.

Judges Moderator Rev Kaye Ronalds, artist Rev Geraldine Wheeler and Art from the Margins coordinator Tony Anderton were impressed by the thought and the creativity behind the entries.

Ms Ronalds observed, "The artwork captured some of the important elements of discipleship – learning Bible stories, thinking about behaviour and celebrating God's love in worship".

One winner, eight-year-old Adrian of the Southport Uniting Church Kidzart club, said that being a disciple meant being a follower of God.

"My artwork represented helping others and following God."

Fellow club member Jacob says, "We didn't know much about art and we came here to learn.

"I'm really excited that I won!"

Mr Anderton says that choosing just 13 artworks from so many wonderful entries was a challenge, but an enjoyable and rewarding one.

The judges congratulate all entrants.

"The calendar gives us a chance to celebrate the voice of children and young people," says Ms Ronalds.

"Once again they have chosen a charity to support with the prize money.

"In 2013, use this calendar as you plan and record the many opportunities you have to be a disciple of Christ and to invite others to be in on that great adventure."

Photo : Emma, Adrian and Jacob with their winning artworks. Photo by Holly Jewell