The City of Canada Bay’s Migratory Shorebird Art Competition received a great response from our community this year, with 52 entries submitted by children aged 5-14 years old.
The competition celebrates the arrival of the Bar-tailed Godwits and other migratory shorebirds to the City of Canada Bay foreshores, one of the few areas in metropolitan Sydney where these endangered birds can be spotted.
“This year kids were asked to create a poster pledging what they and their families would do to help protect threatened shorebirds, and I am so impressed by the submissions,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
Selected artworks will be used in Council’s community education campaign to help raise awareness of the need to protect the birds, and will be on display . One way community members can do this is by staying a safe distance away from the birds, and keeping dogs on a leash when walking near the foreshore habitats. Penalties may apply for not following Council notices regarding animals in public spaces under Section 632, Local Government Act 1993.
“Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all the entrants who worked hard on creating an original artwork that can now help educate our wider community about how we can all care for these amazing creatures,” Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
Entries were collected from across the City of Canada Bay, and the winners are:
- Matteo Rosetto, aged 10
- Melissa Cavalcanti, aged 11
- Dion Scibetta, aged 9
- William McMartin, aged 7
We are delighted to be announcing these winners on World Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, 9 October 2021. Each winner will receive a prize pack worth $150.
Read more about Bar-tailed Godwits and how you can help protect them here.