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2022 SRES Poster Promotion

The promotional posters for the Sydney Royal Easter Show are as iconic as the event itself, celebrating the Australian way of life and capturing the sense of fun and adventure a day at the Show offers.  This year, as we prepare to celebrate the RAS bicentenary, we are opening the poster design up and inviting community members to showcase their artistic talents and create the official 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show poster.

With a theme of celebrating the past whilst looking towards the future of Australian agriculture, the poster should capture the heart of the RAS.

Finalists will be judged on:

  • The creativity and originality of the artwork
  • Interpretation and Appropriateness of the theme
  • Quality of composition
  • Overall impression of the artwork


Six (6) finalists will be selected by the Judges from entries received.  Finalists’ artwork will be on display at the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show (1-12 April) in the Heritage Pavilion, with a public vote determining the winner.  

Entries are now open and close on 17 March 2021.  To enter click on the entry button on the right or email your entry via



Elizabeth Hastings is an Australian art consultant and approved valuer, with over 25 years’ experience in art museums, auction houses, commercial galleries, and working with private collectors. Her association with the RAS includes judging duties in the Arts Section Competitions before taking up a position on the RAS Council in 2011 and serving as Chair of the Arts & Crafts Committee, as well as a role with the 2022 Taskforce.  Elizabeth specialises in Australian paintings, prints, drawings, photography, and sculpture after 1900 – perfectly placing her to judge entries celebrating 200 years of the RAS and Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Elizabeth will be joined by a family member of famed commercial artist and RAS illustrator Walter Jardine. Mr Jardine created numerous iconic Show posters over his career, that can be viewed at Australian Heritage Prints.


View the gallery below for examples of posters developed over the years to promote the Sydney Royal Easter Show.