2022 NAIDOC Theme Annoucenced
We have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up.
From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up.
Now is our time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change.
We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities.
Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.
It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.
It’s also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations—they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.
Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms.
We need to move beyond just acknowledgement, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments. Enough is enough.
The relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non‑Indigenous Australians needs to be based on justice, equity, and the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.
Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
NAIDOC Poster Competition
The National NAIDOC Committee invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit their artwork for the 2022 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.
This competition represents a significant opportunity for talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over to have their work recognised nationally and internationally as part of the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements during NAIDOC Week.
The winning artist will receive a $10,000 cash price (tax free) and their artwork will be used as the official 2022 National NAIDOC Week Poster. Additionally, they will receive a ticket for themselves and one guest to the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony.
The National NAIDOC Week Poster receives nation-wide exposure as the centrepiece of National NAIDOC Week 2022 and becomes part of NAIDOC history. In previous years, the winning artwork has been used to wrap public transport, been used as the backdrop for a current affairs program, and was even on display at Expo 2020 in Dubai!
The artwork must reflect this year’s National NAIDOC theme: Get up! Stand up! Show up!
The Poster Competition Closes Monday 14 March 2022
Looking for inspiration? Take a look at previous National NAIDOC week posters in the poster gallery.