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The winner also gets $1000 for their work, which can be in any style. In fact the only condition of entry is that the artist is an Australian living in a regional, rural or remote location.

“Arts are useful for health for a number of reasons,” said Gordon Gregory, executive director of the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), which is running the competition with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

“They can be used for a health promotions tool – actual participation in art can keep people healthy, and also various arts can be used for therapy for their illness,” he said.

The competition is open to almost anyone but Mr Gregory said he hoped that as the competition was being run by the AIHW and NRHA it would encourage entries from those with an affiliation with the health professions.

“Most of our contacts will have some interest in health, but health and art are very closely