2018 sees our inauguration of a members-only award named the Shirley Ellis Art Award to honour a foundation member Shirley Ellis, who died in 2017.
The the Shirley Ellis Art Award is for original artwork created by one or more financial members of All into Ocean Pools relating to one or more of the ocean pools listed on our website.
The 2018 inaugural members-only Shirley Ellis Award for artwork (visual/performing arts) about ocean pools is now open. Its total prize-money pool is AU$400. This comprises AU$200 of prize-money contributed by our sponsor, Diverse Productions Pty Ltd and AU$200 by contributed by another of our founder members. Entries close on 30 September 2018 and may be any form of visual /performing arts (including photographs, paintings, prints, sketches, videos, music and audio recordings, and even apps) submitted in a digital format or available for online viewing by our judges. To enter go to https://www.judgify.me/AiOPsmembersArt
- be original work in by one or more financial members (including child, adult, concession and household members) of All into Ocean Pools Inc,
- explicitly state the name of the entry’s creator(s),
- explicitly state how the entry relates to one or more of the ocean pools listed on our website, and
- state whether the creators of the entry are (or intend to be) financial (child, adult, concession and/or household) members of All into Ocean Pools Inc at 30 September 2018.
Entries close on 30 September 2018 and only entries from persons who are financial (child, adult, concession and/or household) members of All into Ocean Pools Inc on 30 September 2018 will be considered by the judges. Judging will take place in October 2018 and results will be announced in November 2018.
Our judges can choose to allocate the total prize-money pool to a single entry or divide it among several entries and may also decide not to award the entire pool of prize-money. If our judges choose not to allocate the total prize-money pool, the unallocated funds are not rolled over to produce a jackpot prize-money pool in the following year.
We hope this new award will appeal to many of our existing members and attract new members.