Primary School Art Competition

Create art inspired by In My Blood It Runs

Win your Primary School an In My Blood It Runs DVD

Calling all primary school artists!

World Vision and the In My Blood it Runs team is compiling a book of letters to Dujuan by High school students. The book will be presented to Dujuan and his family as a gift from Australian students who have been inspired by In My Blood It Runs.

We want your artwork to go in the book too!

One lucky artist will even be chosen to have their artwork displayed on the book's cover. We'll also publish entries on the World Vision website and social media channels.

Be as creative as you like and use any medium - so long as your teacher can upload a scan or photo of the artwork as an image file. We encourage students to draw not only Dujuan, but parts of the story, other members of the family that impacted the artist.  

The 10 best entries will win a copy of the In My Blood It Runs DVD for your school's library.


  1. Must be the primary school student's own original artwork
  2. No limits on how many entries per school but a school can only win one DVD
  3. The artwork must be inspired by the film In My Blood It Runs
  4. Entries will be judged by World Vision and the In My Blood it Runs team - all decisions are final
  5. Entries close midnight 1 July 2020
In My Blood it Runs School DVD Competition

We strongly encourage classrooms to approach this exercise from a strength-based lens being aware of the history of Aboriginal people being used as subjects for study and or commentary. We also encourage teachers to frame the activity for your students as exploration of the issues raised in the film and the students personal connection and feelings about those issues rather than problematising Dujuan or his family and community. 
It is important that all students feel safe and respected when studying In My Blood It Runs. The strategies below can help students and teachers support positive learning while working with the film. 
  • Use respectful and inclusive language when sharing information and ideas.
  • Actively listen to others’ experiences and perspectives.
  • Frame comments as one’s own ( “I think”)
  • Remember that Dujuan is a real person. Be respectful when discussing him and his family.
  • Demonstrate respect for the personal and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and/or visitors in the classroom.
Please read the introductory sections of the ATOM study guide for In My Blood It Runs for detailed support and we encourage all teachers to engage with the resources from Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education.

Entry Form

Dujuan In My Blood It Runs Art Competition

Artist: Emily Vigsner

Dujuan and his mum

Artist: Emily Vigsner

E.g. Name/Title of the artwork, medium etc
Artwork Upload

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By taking this action you will be:

Promoting this amazing film to other Australians and

Standing up for a better education for First Nations kids


World Vision acknowledges that our National Office
is on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

We partner with First Nations people and organisations to reduce inequality and cultural disconnection around Australia.

We see first-hand how important connection to culture is to the wellbeing of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Want to know more about how you can support First Nations communities we work with?