THE ARCHIBULL PRIZE
The Archibull Prize uses art and multimedia to engage students in suburban primary and
secondary schools to learn through hands-on experience about the challenges of feeding,
clothing and housing a growing population with a declining natural resource base.
This innovative and fun program provides students with opportunities to engage in genuine farm experiences, gain knowledge and skills about the production of the food they eat, fibres they use and the environment in which they live.
Schools are allocated a food or fibre industry and provided with a blank life-size fibreglass
cow that they decorate showcasing their research. They also keep a blog about their
journey, design a PowerPoint presentation or make a video demonstrating their wider
understanding of the theme. To guide them on their journey of discovery each school is
visited by a Young Farming Champion who is able to share real life farming stories with the
students and inspire young people who may never have considered a career in agriculture.
You can see the winning entries from 2012 here