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CONGRATULATIONS 2013 WINNERS

Judged by

Jilly Gibson
Mayor of North Sydney


With assistance from Dr Martin Williams
Lecturer, Communication Studies Group, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UTS.


The Art Toppling Tobacco campaign is an important initiative and highlights the urgent need to address a world wide issue which destroys vast numbers of lives each year. For this reason, I felt compelled to be part of this year’s competition and contribute to the fight against tobacco. I was particularly impressed by the global response and the extraordinary diversity of approaches to the competition and its brief. Furthermore, entries were received from all ages and demonstrate a growing need for inter-generational change.

Judging a competition of this nature is a very challenging task which is furthered by the extensive range of entries received. I was amazed and impressed by the quality and diversity of entries as well as the highly individual approaches to the topic. Artists responded with ingenuity and passion, making the selection of only three winners a very difficult task. For this reason I felt the need to highly commend three entries which, like the winning works, touched the heart strings and spoke volumes about the true nature of the tobacco industry and its impact, both individually and collectively.


1st PLACE - - Art Category

- Boris Novak - Utrecht, Netherlands.
TITLE: SMOKING IS SUICIDE


  • A commanding entry which immediately grabs your attention and literally delivers the message at bullet speed. While the image will resonate with boys and young men, it also reaches a broader audience with the global issues of gun violence, corruption and death. The reference to pop art reinforces the notion that cigarettes and guns are part of a global consumer culture which are literally killing a new generation of young men. The smoking gun suggests it is just a matter of time as we stand by passively and watch. A powerful, yet simple message and a truly deserving winner.




    2nd PLACE - - ART Category

    - Jesus Sanchez -Canberra, ACT
    TITLE: THE SECRET BEHIND THE SMILE


  • Everyone knows the Mona Lisa’s winning smile and natural beauty, but what if she smoked? This is at the core of this rather disturbing, yet humorous entry. In a world where women are increasingly seeking cosmetic procedures to sustain their youthful appearance, this work plays at their vulnerability and the quest to remain young by women from across the generational spectrum. It draws our attention to the drastic physical effects of smoking by highlighting the ageing process and the transition from a beautiful young Mona Lisa to an old and somewhat miserable woman. At the same time the image serves to comment on the darker side of humanity and the isolating and almost tragic outcome of this increasingly anti-social behaviour.




    3rd PLACE - - Literature Category

    - Bettina Arndt - Sydney, NSW
    TITLE: WHY THE MARLBORO MAN NEEDS VIAGRA


  • So why does the Marlboro man need viagra? Well this amusing image and well researched article certainly says it all. Like the second winner, it plays with the politics of gender and, in this instance, the vulnerability of men and their never-ending quest for potency. The image is highly evocative and speaks directly to a broad audience about the devastating impacts of smoking. This insightful article by renowned author Bettina Arndt gets right inside the male psyche by presenting a convincing case against the use of tobacco and its devastating impact on our notions of manhood.


    HIGHLY COMMENDED

    ART Category - HERO. GUARDIAN. VICTIM

    Arash Salavatian - Melbourne, VIC


    ART Category - DANCING WITH DEATH

    Emily Hearn - Melbourne, VIC


    ART Category - For body of work including - HOOKED, INVASION, DEVOLUTION

    Louis Pol - Neutral Bay, NSW




    CONGRATULATIONS 2013 WINNER - - KIDS CATEGORY

    ANGUS (Age 7) Jerrabomberra, NSW.
    TITLE: Anti Smoking Ash Tray


  • Sometimes the most powerful message is strongest in its purest form!
    This works speaks volumes.
    The mask, an icon of a facade, that of a happy smiling child, when they really want to say is 'don't ash on my face', is the perfect anti smoking device.
    When I ask children the main reason they don't want people (and especially their family members) to smoke their reply is often 'that it makes them really sad (with tears in their eyes), and it that it scares them'. That they may not have their parents for long is a scary thought for anyone.
    Provoking a change in behaviour is what this cause is all about. The physical act of a smoker not wanting to 'rubbish' a child's face, or an artwork, plants the seed of motivation for quitting the habit and asks the user to consider the impact their smoking has on all those around them.
    Great art is best when it can stand as portal for cultural change. Rather than a dictorial piece, this is a beautifuly executed artwork that is honest, engaging and motivational.
    Great work Angus!

    Judged by
    Kristine Ballard  - Visual Artist and Creative Concepts



    2013 Submissions Gallery

    CATEGORY: ART



    CATEGORY: LITERATURE + SONGS + DITTIES + JINGLES



    CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY



    CATEGORY: CHILDREN



    CATEGORY: OTHER


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