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Young artists aged 13 to 25 had the opportunity to enter the competition to design the artwork for QYW19 using the theme 'Unlimited' as their inspiration.

As the winner of the competition, Scully’s artwork will be used as the primary creative for QYW19 – meaning her design will be splashed across Queensland on QYW19 events and promotional materials.

She has also won a $500 MasterCard gift card from Australia Post and a Sony HX350 compact camera with 50x optical zoom, valued at $499.

Congratulations to the competition runners-up, Linden Pike and Emma Hutt, who have each won a $100 JB Hi-Fi gift voucher.

Winning designs

Overall winner

Scully Sommai from Merrimac, Gold Coast region: 'Destiny Unlimited'

Destiny Unlimited by Scully Sommai

Scully is a 17-year-old Queenslander who is set to study a double degree in environmental and data science. When she thought about the theme 'Unlimited', she was inspired to create a galactic image reflecting the unlimited expanse of space.

Scully’s artwork shows stars and planets orbiting around an image of her little sister in a spacesuit. She says that “in that very instant, she is thinking about her future and the emotions this thinking space creates”.

The artwork radiates happy energy with pops of bright coloured stars and planets in orbit. The artist notes that “just like space, our journey in life is a cycle with no restrictions”.

Runners-up

Linden Pike from Bells Creek, Sunshine Coast region: 'Luminous life in our endless world'

Luminous life in our endless world by Linden Pike

Linden is a 17-year-old Queenslander who already has a Certificate Course of Visual Art under her belt. She combined concepts about a glowing life in a world where you can do anything, what else lies out there in our universe, as well as Queensland and every individual’s self.

Linden’s artwork features the architecture of Brisbane. It also includes something else that she feels is significant about Queensland: “the beauty in the encounters…of whales”.

Her advice to other emerging artists is to not ever think that your idea is too hard to create and put out there.

Emma Hutt from King Scrub, Moreton Bay region: 'Together We Are Unliminted - Youth Week 2019'

Together we are unlimited by Emma Hutt

Emma is a 16-year-old Queenslander who loves making art. She is studying art at school and hopes to continue studying art after school.

Emma took the perspective that “together we are unlimited” for her artwork. She says that her piece is really about togetherness and being strong together, to be there for each other and to help each other.

Emma used an infinity symbol in her artwork to represent the theme. She also included bright colourful images such as hands together and people of all different shapes and sizes to represent togetherness and unity, which she says are also tied to the theme.

Commendations

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Choosing winners was not easy for the selection panel. The designs were fantastic and reflected the wonderful creativity and spirit of Queensland’s youth.

Check out the other competition entries.

What's on

Check out the Queensland Youth Week 2019 events calendar to find out what's happening near you.