Skyrail / WTMA Poster Competition

Skyrail News: September 2008

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Wet Tropics Management Authority recently held a poster competition to help celebrate 20 Years of World Heritage listing in the Wet Tropics Rainforests.

Promoted to schools and students across Cairns and Tropical North Queensland, the competition invited entrants to celebrate the World Heritage milestone by creating a unique poster or artwork.

Entries were based on a theme of Wet Tropics World Heritage - what it means to me.

Skyrail Managing Director Ken Chapman, said Skyrail was very pleased to support the initiative which attracted over 260 entries.

"This has been a great way to get children interested in their environment and to think about the important role the World Heritage Area plays in their lives," Mr Chapman said.

"We were delighted that so many students and schools participated in the competition, the entries were all very creative and it is clear a lot of hard work went into creating them," he said.

Competition winners were announced on Friday 19th September at Cairns Regional Gallery, where their entries and a selection of finalists are on display until 10th October 2008. The winners were:

  • Prep to Year 3: Year 3P, Gordonvale State School
  • Year 4 to 7: Jude Lee, Gordonvale State School
  • Year 8 to 12: Inclusion Program, Cairns State High School

Skyrail provided two return travel class prizes and a family pass to the winning entrants.

Mr Chapman said: "Skyrail is very proud of its role in introducing and engaging visitors in the Wet Tropics Rainforests and educating them about their World Heritage values; we look forward to welcoming the winning classes and students to Skyrail and providing them with a fantastic experience in the Barron Gorge National Park."

The competition was held by the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Cairns Regional Gallery as a part of the 20 years of World Heritage celebrations. It was supported by The Cairns Post, The Townsville Bulletin and Cairns Regional Council.

Prep to Year 3
Ms Trina Patton, Teacher of Year 3P, with some winning students from her class

Year 4 to 7
Winner Jude Lee, with her sister Jacqui and her winning entry.

Year 8 to 12
L to R: Andrew Maclean, Executive Director of WTMA, Cairns State High School Inclusion Class student, Mona and Max Shepard, General Manager of Skyrail

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