In 2019, All into Ocean Pools inc is offering a single ocean pool art award. Only members of All into Ocean Pools inc are eligible to receive an allocation of prizemoney from the fund set up to honour the late Shirley Ellis. For details, see Enter our 2019 art award now!
The 2018 Shirley Ellis Award
2018 saw our inauguration of a members-only award named the Shirley Ellis Art Award to honour a foundation member Shirley Ellis, who died in 2017. This award was intended to appeal to many of our existing members and attract new members.
The 2018 Shirley Ellis Art Award was 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 had a total prize-money pool of AU$400. This comprised AU$200 of prize-money contributed by our sponsor, Diverse Productions Pty Ltd and AU$200 by contributed by another of our founder members.
About the entries
Entries could 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.
Entries had to:
- 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 closed 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 were considered by the judges. Judging took place in October 2018 with our judges empowered to choose to allocate the total prize-money pool to a single entry or divide it among several entries or decide not to award the entire pool of prize-money.
2018 Shirley Ellis Award Results
Results were announced in November 2018 with judges awarding prizemoney of:
- AU$150 to Caroline Josephs for Ancestral Creatures — Wylie’s Pool,
- AU$150 to Peter Andrews for Terrigal Rock Pool early morning.