Create Your Headspace! is a brand-new Youth Street Art Project in Western Downs to showcase a creative response to mental wellbeing by our youth.

Youth are invited to design a piece of Street Art that answers the question:

'How are public arts and culture important to your mental wellbeing?'

Do this individually or team up with friends to submit a group entry.

Entries open on 20 June 2022 and close on 12 September 2022.

The top three entries will be selected to have their Street Art professionally produced and installed in their hometown. And you’ll receive $250!

For everything you need to know download your Creative Toolkit here


– Open to ages 13 to 18

– Must live, work or study in the Western Downs
(e.g., boarding and home school students from the region are eligible)

If you do not live, work or study in the Western Downs Region you cannot enter.

.pdf, .jpeg, are best. You can also submit a video in .mov or .mp4

At this time we can accommodate:

  • Graffiti, stencil art, mural, paste-ups, sticker art, sidewalk chalk art, sculpture, installation, and yarn bombing.
  • If you want to submit a design to be produced in a format other than what’s listed please get in touch first to discuss your ideas. Email:

This will depend on the format of the design and the location we identify to install your artwork. In your entry form, provide an indication of the approximate dimensions you propose your design to be created as.

A statement about yourself as an artist written in the third person for inclusion in the online gallery. Maximum 50 words. The statement will be edited if required.

Here is an example of an artist bio:

John Smith began creating ultra-realistic drawings at 15. His uncle offered him a wall at his computer business, to try his hand at murals. John found he enjoyed the challenge of making his drawings larger than life and is excited to be moving into the street art scene.

(48 words)

This statement is written in first person and explains how your chosen response to the theme is reflected in your artwork. The artwork statement will be included in the exhibition online gallery. Maximum 100 words. The statement will be edited if required.

Here is an example of an artwork statement: 

My street art design uses Yarn Bombing to create hot air balloons of different sizes, that will appear to be caught above a structure in my town. I like the 3D nature of yarn bombing, making the familiar unfamiliar, cleverly covering or topping an object, monument, structure or tree. My design uses the colours that stand out for me and bring me happiness. Seeing hot air balloons makes me excited because I love flying, being high in the air and feeling free. This is a piece I would like to see on the street in my hometown.

(97 words)

Designs must not use: 

  • Trademarks, brands, business names, logos or copyrighted images 
  • Content that is defamatory of political or religious subjects 
  • Excessively offensive or vulgar imagery or text (e.g. Nudity or violence) 

Three selected submissions will:

  • score $250 in cash*
  • have their street art design reproduced and installed in their hometown and
  • have a professionally produced short video incorporating the artwork and installation process of the street art. 

* Group submissions will receive $250 per submission, not per person.

All suitable submissions will be included in an online gallery.

Yes, however you will only be able to win one prize.

Download the Terms & Conditions pdf

Please note: organisers reserve the right to suspend the competition in an adequate amount of entries is not received.

If you have further questions, please get in touch by email:

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