The Canberra Times Kids’ Glass Design Competition

Have you got the face of a mug, is it as flat as a plate, or would your ears make good handles?  Canberra Glassworks invites kids aged 3-13 years old to design FUNNY FUNCTIONAL FACES to be made in glass by a professional artist for Design Canberra.

As part of Design Canberra, we’re inviting kids to Canberra Glassworks to draw in our foyer on Saturday 22 November 2014 and then one lucky young designer will have their FUNNY FUNCTIONAL FACE made in the Hotshop by a Canberra Glassworks during that afternoon.

Two other winners will be selected from the entries and their FUNCTIONAL FUNNY FACES will be made in glass and presented to the winners at a special event to be held at Canberra Glassworks at 4.30pm on Thursday 22 January 2015.

The FUNNY FUNCTIONAL FACES designed by kids will be exhibited in the Engine Room at Canberra Glassworks during December 2014 and January 2015 before the winners are announced and the winning FUNNY FUNCTIONAL FACES glass works go on display during January 2015.  Canberra Glassworks will give the final works to the winners.

It’s free to enter.  All designs must be submitted through The Canberra Times by 5pm Monday 24 November 2014.   Entry forms will be available after this project is launched officially for ACT Children’s Week from 23 October 2014.
Put your best face forward!




1. Download your entry form from the Canberra Times website

2. Draft your FUNNY FUNCTIONAL FACE on an A3 piece of paper from two perspectives (eg the face from the front, and the face from the side view)

3. Please give your design a title and say what you would like it to be used for (eg: a mug, plate, jug, vase, etc)

4. Send your entry form and your sketch to the Canberra Times, Kids’ Glass Design Competition, c/o The Canberra Times Promotions Department, PO Box 7155, Canberra BC ACT 2610.

Note: if your design was completed for Floriade 2014, Canberra Glassworks will submit the entry to The Canberra Times on your behalf.


The Canberra Times Kids’ Design Competition will be launched at 11am on 23 October as part of the ACT Children’s Week. For more information on Children’s Week, please visit This project is also a part of the Design Canberra program, for further information on Design Canberra visit,



Previous winners of the Kids Design Competition – Inspirational Insects



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