SHOWCASE ESPERANCE Design Competition
Each year Esperance has the opportunity to showcase our local talent and our beautiful region to the thousands of people visiting Yagan Square in the Perth CBD.
The Shire of Esperance is holds a competition each year to find our favourite local design.
Design entries can be from individuals, schools, community groups and amateur & professional artists within the Esperance region.
The designs can be
- digitally created or
- physically created in ANY medium then digitized (photographed) or
- Video creations
There is a prize of $500 worth of gift vouchers from local businesses to the winner and $50 gift vouchers for the four other category winners.
Councillors judge the local designs with the winning design to be submitted for entry in the state-wide #shoWcAse in Pixels competition.
#shoWcAse in Pixels is WA’s biggest community arts project, featuring designs from Councils all over the state. The designs are displayed on the digital screen in Yagan Square, during the annual Local Government Convention each year.
We anticipate the competition will run again in 2023
2019 Esperance #shoWcAse in Pixels Winning Design in Yagan Square
Image: WALGA; Banner Designer: Kimberley Morey
- 2022 Showcase Esperance Competition
The 2022 competition evolved to include a 30 second video option in the Professional / Digital Category.
Pre-primary to year 3: Hudson Bertola
Year 4 to year 6: Spence Pokela
Year 7 to year 12: Hayley Fletcher & Riley Butler
Community / Non-Professional: Dot Labuscagne
Professional / Digital: Josua Andahl
Overall Winner: Dot Labuscagne
2021 Showcase Esperance Competition
The 2021 contest was re-badged as "Showcase Esperance" to better reflect the design brief.
Pre-primary to year 3: Illiya Boucher
Year 4 to year 6: Paisley Hoggart
Year 7 to year 12: Paige Fillmore
Community / Non-Professional: Mudjar Aboriginal Corporation
Professional / Digital - Farznaneh Khosravi
Overall Winner: Paige Fillmore
Paige Fillmore went on to win the overall statewide #shoWcAse in Pixels Comptition
- 2020 # ShoWcAse in Pixels Competition
The 2020 contest ran a little differently as WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) annual competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not wanting to forgo the experience the Shire took up the reigns and proceeded with the event.
Pre-primary to year 3 – Spencer Pokela
Year 4 to year 6 – Ashton Mott
Year 7 to year 12 – Imogen Hine
Professional/digital – Jasmine Lewis
Non-professional & Overall Winner – Dot Labuscagne
- Previous Entries
Prior to 2019 the competition was called Banners in the Terrace and physical banners were produced of the winning enty for display along St Georges Terrace.
Many of the previous winning entries are on display in the Esperance Public Library