Nimbin Community Drug Action Team - WILD Visual Multi-media Art Competition

Competition Rules, Terms and Conditions (click HERE for dowloadable version of the Rules PLUS the Competition Entry Form)

  1. Entrants must reside in the Northern Rivers and be aged between 14 and 24 years.
  2. There are two age divisions: 14-17 years and 18-24 years. First second and third prizes will apply to each age division.
  3. Entries must be connected to the Theme: “WILD”.
  4. You must complete an entry form and send it/bring it in with your entry. Entries without the entry form will not be accepted.
  5. Only original entries will be accepted – not work that has been previously published anywhere including the internet (except for school art exams/exhibits which we know had to go online because of Covid). This also includes music (e.g. in a video you may make). This means that you cannot use a recording in your video that is owned by an artist or by someone else. Be sure to check if the recording you use is subject to copyright. Some recordings can be accessed online for free. If you gain permission to use someone else’s work remember to include the permission with your entry.
  6. Entries that contain commercial messages will not be accepted. This means that you can’t show brands or labels on clothes, food or drinks.
  7. Entries which promote any kind of discrimination or vilification on the grounds of age, race, sex, gender or disability etc. will not be accepted.
  8. This competition is brought to you by the Nimbin Community Drug Action Team. It follows that entries which promote unsafe Drug and Alcohol use will not be accepted.
  9. Nimbin CDAT is not in a position to return entries at the end of the competition. Remember to save your entries on your computer or take photographs of e.g. posters before you send them in.
  10. Personal stories will be accepted as well as fictional stories. Be careful not to identify anyone in personal stories that you share. If you are sharing someone else’s story - don’t forget to ask their permission first!
  11. Entries must have been created since 1 June 2020.
  12. Nimbin CDAT and Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre reserves the right to display, publish or screen any or all the entries as we may see fit, e.g. on our website, via project reports, at events.

Submitting your entry

  • Don’t forget to fill out an entry form. Make sure your email address is correct and easy to read so we can contact you through email.
  • Submissions must be received by the official FINAL closing date: Monday 23rd November at 5:00pm. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Video entries will only be accepted in the following formats: .mp4; .mov; .mpeg
  • If you are sending a video through post or dropping it in, please provide a CD-R, DVD Video, DVD-R or USB memory stick.
  • Other files we can accept are: PDF, Doc or Doc.x files, PNG or JPG files.
  • You can also post or bring your entry into us in person. Don’t forget the entry form!
  • If emailing your entry, the maximum file size accepted via email for all formats is 24MB. There are no upper file size restrictions on entries submitted through the post or hand delivered to NNIC.
  • All entries submitted by e-mail will receive a correspondence as confirmation of receipt - if you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt your entry has not been received so please follow up with us by calling (02) 6689 1692.
  • If you send an entry through email over the weekend, you will not receive a confirmation email early the following week.
  • The address for postal entries is Nimbin CDAT c/- Nimbin Neighbourhood and Info Centre PO Box 20243 Nimbin NSW 2480.
  • All postal entries will receive a confirmation email when received.
  • The physical address for hand delivery of entries is: 71 Cullen Street Nimbin NSW 2480 – between the hours of 10am and 4pm weekdays.

Prizes and Judging

  • The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The judging panel will include peer judges aged between 14-24 years and judging will be based on criteria and a scoring system.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes apply to each age division. Frist prize is $500, Second prize is $300 and third prize is $200. Total prize pool of $2000.


Nimbin CDAT (Community Drug Action Team) 


The Nimbin CDAT is a volunteer community group which exists to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol (AOD)-related harms by:

  1. Improving the level, range and access to AOD services and treatments available in Nimbin*;
  2. Working towards a more positive (and accurate) profile of Nimbin;
  3. Preventing the initiation into harmful and hazardous AOD, especially by young people; and
  4. Working collaboratively with other local agencies, services and community groups to address AOD related problems in Nimbin and the Northern Rivers region:

Nimbin CDAT will do this by undertaking a range of local and regional activities and initiatives which:

  • Increase awareness of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harms within the community;
  • Promote the uptake of protective strategies aimed at reducing AOD-related harms;
  • Increase safe and healthy environments, both social and physical, which promote prevention and reduction of AOD-related harm;

*Nimbin is defined for the purposes of CDAT as being the area enclosed within a 30km radius from the centre of the village.


 Membership of Nimbin CDAT is open to local community members, including representatives from local service providers and agencies as may be deemed relevant by the group.


Local Survey

During 2015 a survey was conducted of people who use drugs in the community to inform the priorities and directions of the Nimbin CDAT.

Click here to see the Report and here to see the Appendices to the Report (Tables and Charts).

Latest CDAT News

Drinking or Drugging At Home Alone during Covid 19? Check out these Safety Tips from Captain Competent and Clued-Up Claudelia:

Check out our brand new SHORT ANIMATIONS featuring our cartoon characters Freddy Foolhardy and Reckless Rita, and our Harm Reduction Super Heroes Clued-Up Claudelia and Captain Competent:

Reckless Rita and Freddy Foolhardy on: Intoxication and Violence

Reckless Rita and Freddy Foolhardy on: Looking After Your Intoxicated Mates
Reckless Rita and Freddy Foolhardy on: Intoxication and Consent
Reckless Rita and Freddy Foolhardy on: Safety with Recreational Pills   


The animations were made possible by funds obtained through the Local Health District’s Big Ideas pitching competition. We also won a very cool trophy.

The films were made to show on big screens at festivals and events. We hope to see the festivals come back in 2021. In the meantime we will be finding other uses for them.

You are welcome to contact us if you would like to use any or all of these at your event.

Clued-Up Claudelia has come to life!! Through the Big Ideas competition we were also awarded the funds to bring Clued-Up Claudelia to life so she can join Captain Competent on his Harm Reduction escapades. Here she is on set of a movie we have made that is currently being finalised.

CDAT meetings We meet on a monthly basis, on Thursdays at 2pm and meetings are currently being held on line via Zoom. To join Nimbin CDAT contact us at NNIC on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOW Recruiting: Harm Reduction Super Heroes – male/s – must be of slim build and 6’ or less – females – size 12-14, average height. Apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CDAT 'Toons - See the first 15 in the series in the flip book below.

Here are our latest 'Toons...