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Commonwealth Games Flag Handover Ceremony Art Submissions

On 3 August 2014, in Scotland, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will come to an end with an exciting Closing Ceremony. The Gold Coast, as the next Commonwealth Games host city, will be officially handed the Commonwealth Games Flag as part of the Flag Handover Ceremony. 

This ceremony will feature a special ‘Gold Coast’ performance, produced by David Atkins Enterprises, with Gold Coast performers and recently appointed headline talent, Jessica Mauboy.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and David Atkins Enterprises have given Gold Coast Primary School students the opportunity to make a unique and valuable contribution to the Flag Handover Ceremony production. 

Students aged 8-12 years were invited to submit a piece of art in one (or all) of the categories listed below.

One piece of art in each of the eight categories will be selected to feature in the Flag Handover Ceremony.

 A.B. Paterson College students’ artwork selected in seven of the eight categories to be submitted are:

 Category 1: Globe Adam Reiner Year 4

Globe: An image of the world showing both Glasgow and the Gold Coast

Category 2: The Surfer Monique Jeynes Year 6

The Surfer: An image of a Gold Coast surfer catching a wave

Category 3: Beach David Ho Year 3

Beach: An image including one or all of the following Gold Coast elements: oceans, waves, surfers, beaches or lifesavers.


Category 4: Hinterland Cherry Ge Year 2

Hinterland: An image including one or all of the following Gold Coast elements: rainforests, bushes, creatures, flora or fauna.

Category 5: Culture Emily Thomas Year 6

Culture: An image of the Gold Coast:

Actor/singer/band in performance, or

Painter in action, or

Sculptor at work, or

Painting hanging in a gallery or a sculpture

Category 6: Athlete Jenna ten Bohmer Year 4

Athlete: An image of a Commonwealth Games athlete (any sport) in action

Category 7: Skyline Alexandria Tapsall Year 6

Skyline: An image of the iconic Gold Coast skyline

Thank you to Visual Art teacher, Jackie Bennett, for co-ordinating this work.