Pick up a brush or pencil and enter our 8×8 Art Award. 100% of proceeds from the event will go to educating children in Developing Nations.

the 8x8 art award

8×8 To Educate is an art award created by teen Katura Halleday to raise funds to provide an education to girls unable to access school in Mozambique and Tanzania.  The girls enter the scholarship program in grade 8 and are sponsored through to the completion of their chosen university degree.

Artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels enter the award by donating an 8×8″ sized artwork to a 7 day exhibition. All artwork is for sale for $30 during the exhibition. 100% of the profits go to supporting the 8x8 Scholarship program.

The artwork is judged on opening night and the winner receives a wonderful prize of $1000. The winner of the Junior category receives a prize pack.

The exhibition is vibrant, fun, engaging and an exciting opportunity for artists to contribute to the lives of those so much less fortunate than themselves.


get involved

There are several ways you can help 8x8 To Educate. From entering the art award, volunteering or simply donating. Find out more.


dignity project

Purchase a reusable menstrual pad or pack of pads, and help a girl in Africa complete her education.

donate pads

make a donation

We need your support. Make a one-off donation or set up regular monthly contributions to help educate girls in Africa.

donate today

enter award

Send your artwork to a worthy cause and you could win $1000 cash for adults and a gift pack for kids. 

enter award

get your school involved

8x8 can help you run your own school event and exhibition to raise funds and also sell them here online.

learn more

buy a book

Rina's Story by Natasha Yates and illustrated by Katura and her sister Tiki is a lovely gift and its purchase helps African kids.

buy book

purchase artwork

Purchase a $30 original artwork from our online exhibition or next year's exhibition.


spread the word

Like us on Facebook or Instagram and share posts, tell your friends, simply get the word out about the work we're doing.

8x8 exhibition

the prizes

Adult prize winner receives $1000 cash prize and children's winner receives a prize pack.

a special thanks to our sponsors

Without our sponsors, this initiative would not be possible. It is with extreme gratitude that we acknowledge the following businesses and people who have helped us.

Located under the Mudgeeraba Community Hall, 62 Railway Street MUDGEERABA the Mudgeeraba Robina RSL Sub-Branch Inc. offers a warm welcome to returned and ex-service personnel and their families at their communal Friday nights starting at 5 pm. No noisy machines or loud music, just conversation, comradery and a great meal to share.

The RSL Sub-Branch has been a supporter of the Arts community on the Gold Coast, hosting the junior section of The Doyles for the past two years and has now expanded its support to the 8x8 Art Awards.

The RSL Sub-Branch is an integral provider of community events, including the ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast and the only ANZAC Sunset Service in Qld along with Remembrance Day Service with activities and sponsoring youth to attend the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast.

The RSL Sub-Branch offers a social membership and would love to welcome you to the Sub-Branch.

The Mudgeeraba Robina Sub Branch Incorporated is part of the Gold Coast District of RSL Queensland.

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