Kids Zone


Outside of the amazing performers and mouth-watering cuisine, there will be plenty to do for the young, and the young at heart, with amusement rides, arts and craft workshops, camel rides and face painting.


Click here to download the Poster Design Competition Entry Form!

Kids aged 0-13 are invited to take part in this year’s poster design competition! Complete the design of our poster using a medium of your choice – think watercolour, magazine cut-outs, acrylic, crayon, pencil, charcoal, paper, fabric, glitter...the list is endless!

Bring your poster with you to the festival and go into the running to win some great prizes from Global Kids Oz!

How to Enter

Step one: Entrants, create your masterpiece on the Poster Design Competition Entry Form

Step two: Take a copy of your creation for the scrap book

Step three: Bring your original work of art to the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival on Saturday 23 August, Emerald Showgrounds to the Poster Design Competition marquee by no later than 6.30pm. If you are unable to attend on the night (poor you!), then send completed masterpieces to Central Highlands Development Corporation, PO Box 1425, Emerald Qld 4720 or hand deliver to Wally McKenzie House, Emerald Showgrounds, Capricorn Highway 

Step four: Admire the awesome job you have done and check out all of the other amazing entries

Step five: Hang around for presentations at 7.00pm

Entry and Judging Information

Judging the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival is far from easy so we have created some judging guidelines to help make the process fair and consistent. Some of the things we look for are:

  • Energy, vitality and evidence you had fun - be as creative as you like!
  • Interesting and beautiful colours, but if you only have a grey pencil or a dodgy blue biro, then that’s cool as well!
  • Try to stay in the lines – or don’t – it’s up to you!
  • Mixed media – use pens, pencils, crayon, paint, glitter, tomato sauce, mums old magazines - pretty much anything you can get your hands on

Click here to download the full Terms and Conditions.


  • The age group categories are 0-4 years; 5-8 years and 9-13 years and you may enter in only one age category
  • You can enter as many times as you like - the Poster Design Competition Entry Form may be photocopied/printed for additional entries
  • The competition closes at 6:30pm on Saturday 23 August 2014 – we can’t accept responsibility for late or lost entries
  • Winners will be announced at the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival at approximately 7pm – if winners are not present, we will contact the school, playgroup, etc listed – if you do not attend school, playgroup, etc, just pop a parental/caregiver contact phone number on the form 
  • Unfortunately we cannot return entries