Franklin students eye-up wearable arts & cookery titles

The search is on for Auckland’s most promising, young ‘environmentallyconscious’ fashion designers and chefs, and Franklin schools are being invited to take up the challenge.

As part of its award-winning children’s environmental education event – Eye on Nature – the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust (MBCT) is once again inviting schools to enter this year’s ‘Wearable Art’ and ‘Cookery’ competitions.
This year, however the competitions are being opened to all schools in the greater Auckland region as opposed to just South Auckland. With first place prizes of $1000 up for grabs the competition is set to be fierce.
With a focus on ‘Water for Life – Cool, Clear, Clean’, young people will be encouraged to take responsibility for New Zealand’s waterways and its life forms during the weeklong Eye on Nature event.
Both competitions tie in with the ‘water’ theme, and provide unique opportunities for schools to showcase their students’ creativity.
Open to primary and secondary schools, the competition challenges students to design and create innovative, original wearable art relating to NZ’s waterways or the life forms within them. All entries will be judged the week of Eye on Nature, and modelled at a fashion show during the Eye on Nature Family Day on Saturday April 9. Competition results will be announced at the culmination of the show. Primary and Secondary School categories will each offer first place prizes of $1000, second place $500 and third place $250.
Open to Secondary School students, budding chefs can demonstrate their culinary flair. Students must design a dish featuring foods from NZ’s waters. Entrants will be put through their paces in a Masterchef-style cook-off, overlooked by an expert panel of judges, and the public. Winners will be announced following the competition, with prizes of $1000, $500 and $250.
This year’s Eye on Nature takes place at Auckland Botanical Gardens from April 5-7.
The event culminates in a free Family Day on Saturday April 9 which is open to the public.
For competition entry forms and more information see: www.beautifulmanukau.org.nz/Eye-on-nature-2016-competitions.html

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