Writing and Art Competition – Winners!

As previously announced, The Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia Sydney in collaboration with the Croatian Studies Foundation and the Croatian Studies Centre Macquarie University have organised a writing and art competition for children ages 5 to 18 in NSW.

We have received 27 entries in three categories: Essay, Photography and Poster/Drawing.

The jury, comprising of Croatian teachers, educators and experts in their field from Zagreb and Split, have chosen three best entries in the categories of Essay and Poster/Drawing and two in the category of Photography.

The jury was comprised of the following members:

1. Mirela Barbaroša-Šikić, Consultant for Croatian Language, Croatian Agency for Education
2. Dr Lidija Cvikić, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb
3. Lada Kanajet-Šimić, Member of the Governing Council, Director of “Little School of Croatian Language”, Croatian Heritage Foundation
4. Josip Lasić, University Lector, University of Split
5. Dr Sanda Lucija Udier, Lecturer, Croaticum, University of Zagreb.

And the winners are:


1. Claudia Kukucka, Croatian Catholic School “Fra Rok Romac”
2. Ana Blazan
3. Luka Susnjara, Croatian Catholic School “Fra Rok Romac”


1. Luke Rimac, Croatian School “Braća Radić”
2. Matthew Rimac, Croatian School “Braća Radić”


1. Goran i Toma Kovač, Croatian Catholic School “Fra Rok Romac”
2. Veronika Elek, Croatian Catholic School “Fra Rok Romac”
3. Maja Vukoja, Croatian Catholic School “Fra Rok Romac”

Congratulation to all!

However, the Organisers have decided to give prizes to all participants! 

The award ceremony will take place during the Open Day of the Croatian Studies Foundation and Croatian Studies which will be held on Saturday, 24th September 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Macquarie University, Croatian Studies (W6A). Participating schools and individuals will receive more information in the following days. More information about the Open Day for the public is already available in previous posts on this site. More information will be provided closer to the date.

For further inquiries about the Competition and the Open Day please write to