Kids Design Competition

This November 6th, 12th & 19th

DESIGN Canberra Festival at Canberra Glassworks

Watch a FANTASTIC CREATURE come to life as artist extraordinaire, Tom Moore, recreates the winning design of Canberra Glassworks 2022 Kids’ Design Competition in glass!

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2022 Kids’ Design Competition is live!

For the International Year of Glass, Canberra Glassworks will run the Kids’ Design Competition in partnership with Canberra Museum and Gallery as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival 2 – 20 November 2022.

Draw your design of a creature inspired by your interpretation of FANTASTIC CREATURES. Check out the video accompanying Tom Moore’s exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery and remember to make sure your design can be made in glass!

Be inspired by the magical and beguiling world of Tom Moore’s FANTASTIC CREATURES featuring in his upcoming exhibition at the Canberra Museum and Gallery! Who is your Fantastic Creature? What magical and unusual world do they live in? What kind of magic do they possess? What makes your creature fantastic?

JamFactory ICON 2020 Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder
showing at Canberra Museum and Gallery
5 November 2022 to 12 February 2023

Watch Tom Moore// Abundant Wonder video

The winner of the design competition will be announced Friday 21st October on social media and winning designer will be contacted via email. The winning design will be made out of glass by artist extraordinaire, Tom Moore, in a public demonstration and displayed in our foyer before the design winner takes their glass creature home!

Submit your designs by 4pm, Sunday 16 October 2022!

2021 Connections


Reflect on the word CONNECTIONS. Design a creature inspired by your understanding of this word and how CONNECTIONS are important to you.

Winner: BEE VASE designed by Ivy, aged 12. Made by artist Annette Blair with assistance from Nadina Geary and Broni Sargeson.

2020 Unbreakable Creatures

Design an Unbreakable creature – inspired by our community’s resilience – that could be made in glass.

Winner: GLASSTEROPTIS designed by Isobel, aged 10. Made by artist Simon Maberley with the assistance of Robert Schwartz and Nadina Geary.

2019 Marbellous Creatures

Design a Marbellous creature – inspired by marbles – that could be made in glass at our Marbellous Open Day 2019

Winner: ALIEN designed by Ella Redmond, aged 9. Made by artist Ben Edols.

2018 Mythical Australian Creatures

Design a bunyip that could be made in glass at Winter Glass 2018

Winner: DINOGON designed by Samuel Brown, aged 6. Made by artist Annette Blair and team

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  1. The Promoter is Canberra Glassworks (A.B.N. 22 120 881 898).
  2. Entry to Canberra Glassworks competitions is open to all Australian residents; excluding employees and their immediate families of the Promoter.
  3. To enter Canberra Glassworks competitions, entrants must answer all competition questions and entries must be received by the Promoter by the close of business on the specified closing date.
  4. Prize winners of Canberra Glassworks competitions are selected at 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT, 2064 on the specified competition judging date. Winners are contacted by email or mail within 5 business days of selection and may be announced in an upcoming issue of our electronic newsletter and/or our website.
  5. The judges’ decision is final and binding. As such, no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Competitions are games of skill and as such, winning entries are selected based on the creativity of entries submitted.
  7. Unless expressly stated, all other expenses become the responsibility of the winner.
  8. If any prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value.
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  12. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, credit or product and no exchanges are offered. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize (or part thereof).
  13. The Promoter, their associated agencies and companies associated with this competition take no responsibility for prize damage or lost in transit and the Promoter will not be responsible for any delay in delivery, damage to or loss in transit of the prize.
  14. Each entrant’s personal information (“PI”) is collected to enable the Promoter to administer and promote this Competition and the winner. The PI of winners may be provided to third parties who are assisting the Promoter, including prize suppliers, deliverers and authorities that regulate competitions. Entrants who fail to provide all requested PI may be determined by the Promoter, at its sole discretion, to be ineligible to win a prize. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter’s discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
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  18. The laws of Australian Capital Territory govern Canberra Glassworks competitions.
  19. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardize the fair and proper conduct of the competition. The Promoters legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
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  22. The Promoter will take no responsibility for prizes lost or damaged in transit.