WAIMH 2021 will be hybrid.

The WAIMH Congress in Brisbane will be a Hybrid Congress in that you will participate in the Congress in one of two ways. If travel allows, you can participate in WAIMH 2021 by attending the Congress live in Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.


Art Competition

WAIMH 2021 Art Competition

Indulge in escapism during this COVID pandemic and get creative and inspired with the WAIMH 2021 Art Competition!

Theme & Brief

The Congress theme, ‘Creating stories in Infant Mental Health: research, recovery and regeneration’, is around creating stories that will help infants thrive to live compassionate, creative and productive lives, and to share those stories with the wider Infant Mental Health community from around the world.

The art competition aims to inspire creativity and imagination to unite the Infant Mental Health Community around the world.

The art competition calls for visual representations and interpretations of the WAIMH Congress theme in an original piece of artwork or photo.

Accompanying the artwork or photo, in 50 words or less, please write a short statement about what has inspired the artwork. This will be displayed alongside the entries; the judges will also refer to this statement when reviewing entries.

The Prize

The prize for the Art competition will be confirmed shortly. Keep an eye on the website for further information – we promise it will be worth it!

An overall prize will be awarded to one winner. The announcement of the WAIMH 2021 Art Competition Winner will be during the Presidential Symposium on day 5 of the Congress (Saturday 26 June 4:30pm – 6:00pm AEST).

People’s Choice

During the Congress dates 22 – 26 June 2021, people’s choice voting will be open via the virtual congress platform! Registered attendees of WAIMH 2021 will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite submission. The people’s choice winner will also be announced at the Presidential Symposium on day 5 of the Congress!

Competition guidelines & criteria

  1. Submission entry is free
  2. Submitter must be registered to attend WAIMH 2021
  3. One submission per person
  4. Entries must be submitted by the creator or on behalf of the creator with their permission
  5. Entries must be original artwork (no copyrighted material) and meet the brief
  6. The art medium/format can be one of the following: drawing, painting, mixed media or digital or a sculptures. Please note sculpture will need to be photographed.
  7. Only electronic copies will be accepted (jpeg, png)
  8. The representation must be submitted as a high resolution photograph (jpeg or png) Minimum resolution 2400 x 2400 pixels. Max 5MB
  9. Your submission can be in either portrait or landscape format
  10. Entries will need to be submitted via the official submission form
  11. Your submission will be judged based on the following success criteria

General success criteria

  1. Evidence of competition theme
  2. Creativity and originality of artwork in relation to theme
  3. Adherence to guidelines
  4. Overall aesthetic consistent with theme

Key Dates

Competition open & submissions welcomed - From Monday 29 March 2021

Submission Close - Friday 14 May 2021, 11:59 AEST

Winners Announced - Saturday 26 June 2021 AEST (during presidential symposium)

Enter the competition

To enter the WAIMH 2021 Art Competition, follow the link below to submit.

Submit to the Art Competition

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for entry into the art competition here.