Red Dog Takes Out Top Banner Award Thursday, August 02, 2018
A banner depicting a poised and alert red kelpie with its herd has taken out top prize in the 2018 Banners in the Terrace Competition.
 
66 Local Governments entered the Banners in the Terrace competition run by the WA Local Government Association as part of its annual Convention at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

WALGA Chief Executive Officer Ricky Burges said the banners illustrate the vast range of landscapes and lifestyles across this great State. 

“The submissions highlight the efforts of each community that spent countless hours creating their artworks, showcasing an incredible level of creativity and artistic standards,” she said. 
“Having them displayed along Adelaide Terrace give all visitors to the city a colourful insight into the diversity of our State.” 

The winning banner from Shire of Harvey shows a watchful red cloud kelpie in its element, raring to go herd its cattle, Ms Burges said.

“It compels you to look at the banner, and think about this highly-intelligent working breed, one of Australia’s icons,” she said. 

“The cows are behind it, which strongly reflects the affinity that Harvey has with the beef industry. 
“It says a lot about being ready and relevant, which is the WA Local Government Convention theme for 2018.

“The life-like painting will bring a smile to many faces.” 

The annual Banners in the Terrace Competition has categories open to primary and secondary schools, community groups and professional artists. The competition winners were announced at the 2018 WA Local Government Convention and Exhibition, which attracts more than 600 Local Government representatives and over 100 suppliers to the sector.

The winners of the 2018 Banners in the Terrace are: 
  • Junior Primary School - Shire of Manjimup
  • Upper Primary School - Shire of Wyndham – East Kimberley
  • Secondary School - Shire of Halls Creek
  • Community Group - Shire of Harvey
  • Professional/Digital - Shire of Narembeen
  • OVERALL - Shire of Harvey
High commendations were awarded to Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup, Shire of Perenjori and City of Subiaco.  

The banners will be displayed along Adelaide Terrace until Saturday, 4 August.

Featured below are the winning banners from this year's competition.
 
Shire of Manjimup         Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley        Shire of Halls Creek
Junior Primary School
Shire of Manjimup
  Upper Primary School
Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
  Secondary School
Shire of Halls Creek
Shire of Harvey   Narembeen-Sml.jpg    
Community Group
OVERALL WINNER
Shire of Harvey
  Professional/Digital
Shire of Narembeen