Thursday, March 21, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Bowen Youth Design Dream Jetty

Bowen youth are being asked to design their dream jetty as part of an art competition being held by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP).

NQBP CEO Brendan Webb said the competition is a chance for children to create artwork to represent their ideas for a future Bowen Jetty.


The Design Your Dream Jetty Competition is open to children living in Bowen with prizes available in three categories:


High School Category

·         Winner – $150 EFTPOS card

·         Encouragement Award – $100 EFTPOS card


Upper Primary School Category (Year 4 to Year 6) – A4 size only

·         Winner – $100 EFTPOS card

·         Encouragement Award – $75 EFTPOS card


Lower Primary School Category (Prep to Year 3) – A4 size only 

·         Winner – $75 EFTPOS card

·         Encouragement Award – $50 EFTPOS card

Submissions open at 9am on 22 March 2024 and close 4pm 10 April 2024.


The competition is part of the government port authority’s community-led project to develop a concept design for the Bowen Jetty. 

“We’re looking for big ideas from local young people that will leave a lasting legacy for the whole community for generations to come,” Mr Webb said.


“We hope to see from the artworks what young people think is important for their jetty over the next 100 years.”

Mr Webb said acknowledging heritage, public amenities and the opportunity for recreational activities will be core considerations in the design.

Please review the 2024 Design Your Dream Jetty Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting your artwork.


Eligible entrants can submit their artwork with their submission form to:

   • Their school in Bowen (before the start of school holidays);

   • Whitsunday Regional Council Customer Service Centre/Bowen Library at 67 Herbert Street;

   • Post to: Design your Dream Jetty Competition, PO Box 3340 North Mackay QLD 4740; or

   • Scan and email to:

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