Noosa hosts world's first Virtual Reality Competition for Schools

In May 2017, Noosa will host the world's first inter-schools art competition created soley with Virtual Reality technology. Students from local schools in the Noosa Shire will have the chance to win great prizes by showing off their light painting and sculpting talents using the latest VR creative tools.

Launched by Noosa local Chris Boden, the competition will engage young people with new technologies to explore their creative talents.

Art students from each participating high school will be giving an introduction to the tools and allocated timeslot to use the VR Art Studio to allow them to produce their work.

A panel of judges will adjudicate on the entries and select the winning art pieces. Selected works from the competition will be placed on public display in Noosa.

Artists will have access to Tilt Brush, a cutting edge artistic tool developed by Google, to produce their VR masterpiece. Tilt Brush lets you work within 3D space using three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. On-site team experts will host a series of workshop on how to use these tools allowing students to get familiar with the technology.

The event will be a great opportunity to discover new talent and explore emerging technologies in a growing initiative to create diversity and sustainability in new industries for Noosa.  Allowing the new generation of millennials to lead change in industry is welcomed by the team at Junction 2. Inspiring, organising and supporting the community, through programs such as this, will foster talent identification, skills development and employment initiatives for Noosa future.

The winner will receive a VR hardware kit, along with other prizes including a holiday internship, cash prizes and a 3D Art Masterclasses.

Participating schools include Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Sunshine Beach State High School, St Andrews Anglican College, Noosa District State High School, St Teresa's College and Noosa Pengari Steiner School.

For more information, contact your school administrator or visit the Create Noosa website.