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Annual showcase is now so much more than just another art contest.

Are you ready to be part of something truly inspiring and captivating? The annual 2023 Sculpture on the Edge competition is calling all artists working in 3D.

Entries are open until midnight, Thursday, August 31. Sculpture on the Edge is no ordinary competition. It is evolving into an art festival that promises to create a deeply immersive and inclusive experience for all attendees.

The exhibition will run for 18 days from November 23 to December 10. This year there will be workshops, artist talks and special events in addition to the annual competition, which includes indoor and outdoor sculptures.

To enter, go to sculptureontheedge.com.au/sote-artist-registry-2023/.

Prizes include:

Overall Winner – $10,000, sponsored by Flaxton Gardens @flaxtongardens (on social media)

Overall Highly Commended Prize – $5000, sponsored by the De Deyne Family

Local Artist Prize – $2000, sponsored by Illume Creations @illumecreations

Reclaimed and Recycled Art – $2000, sponsored by The Opal Cutter @theopalcutter

Artist’s Choice Peer Award – $1000, sponsored by Tina Cooper Glass Gallery @tina.cooper.glass

Emerging Artist Prize – $1000, sponsored by Montville Art Gallery and Bodo Muche Studio @montvilleartgallery  @bodomuchestudio

People’s Choice Award – $1000, sponsored by Montville Chamber of Commerce & Hammond Optometry @montvillechamber @hammondoptometry

Voter’s Prize for People’s Choice accommodation package, sponsored by Lovestone Cottages @lovestonecottagesmontville.

Plant a fundraising daisy for wishlist virtual garden

Hospital charity Wishlist has launched its virtual Wishlist Daisy Garden to symbolise 25 years of compassionate support for patients and families on the Sunshine Coast and in Gympie.

Wishlist fundraising and partnerships manager Lisa Wilson is inviting 2500 kind-hearted individuals to contribute $25 each to help secure the next 25 years of essential support for the growing health needs of the community.

“For just $25, you can create a digital tribute in your name or in honour of a loved one by planting a daisy and changing a life,” Mrs Wilson says.

“The virtual Wishlist Daisy Garden is interactive – you can plant a daisy and have your friends and family water or give it some love to help it grow.”

The appeal aims to raise more than $62,000 to fund priority needs on the charity’s ‘wish list’, including power wheelchairs for patients rehabilitating at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, music therapy for palliative care patients, and support services such as pet therapy and the Clown Doctors.

To plant a daisy and change a life, visit wishlist.org.au. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

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