Pick the Winner of the 2014 Archibull Prize

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It is with great excitement that we announce the finalists in the 2014 Archibull Prize.

The judges decision is in and now it’s your turn to decide the People’s Choice.

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Click on the photo to see a larger version and vote for your favourite Archie.

We know these photos don’t do the entries justice so if you would like to see more elements and both sides of all these masterpieces you will find them in our Facebook photo albums here .

The winner of the People’s Choice Archibull Prize 2014 is Hurlstone Agricultural High School Glenfield NSW

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315 thoughts on “Pick the Winner of the 2014 Archibull Prize

      • My vote for Hurlstone. Themed International Agriculture and what a beautiful design! Saw ur pics on the Facebook link – simply amazing work guys! 🙂

    • I voted for Hurlstone. There seems to be a mystical aspect of happiness and tranquility when i see this cow. While i was scrolling down to see all the cows, I couldn’t help but stop continuously at Hurlstone’s beautiful creation. It does seem to me that they put in an extreme amount of effort into this considering the fine details of the hatching at the cow’s legs and the elegant buildings on the body. OH! and don’t forget the neat air balloons they made out of recyclable ‘milk’ cartons (that was pretty cool). Overall, it was a hard decision for me to vote as many of these cows are quite funny and intriguing. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort contributed by each school and wish i could vote for all of you for your efforts but I do believe that I made the right choice, Hurlstone’s cow just seems to pull me in and create a magical atmosphere around me when I look at it. THANK YOU HURLSTONE FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL COW!

    • JAMES RUSE, what a beautiful cow! LOVING the MOTION SENSOR and MILKING PROCESS, a real beauty. Shame it’s not represented accurately in the pictures. Sure, the others may look pleasing to the eye but the real winner are you guys. Everything is on point, from the process, production and everyone involved. I hope everyone else can take time to truly appreciate all your hard work. A+

  1. I really find Heidi’s cow is beautifully decorated and really artistic…looks like alot of time and effort has been put into it

  2. Wow! I don’t think the pictures do the cows and students effort justice. I’d love to see the other side of James Ruse’s cow. Having the whole milking system being run from the udder that seems to run throughout and getting that to work must have been quite the task. Their art looks beautiful with all the small details (I adore the barcode on the udder). They’ve chosen a wonderful way to represent the dairy industry and they’ve even took the time to cut it in half. I’m intrigued as to what the speakers in the bottom right corner are for. I definitely believe that James Ruse takes the cake (or cow in this matter)!

  3. Wow! All the entries were so good! Had to keep looking at them! I think the kids in St George have created a winner though! Holy Cow theirs is good! 😉 Fantastic job St George SHS!

  4. Go Team Grossmann…the whole class should be very proud of your achievement, you have all put in a lot of time, effort and thought into Mabel… : )

  5. Wiripaang’s bull uses so many different materials and textures! It’s incredible! The students have done an amazing job! Go Wiri!!!!!!

  6. Please vote for Kildare catholic college!
    This cow has helped me over come some of my personal issues it may be hard to believe but it’s giving me more confidents and I’ve become closer to people in my school and I have found my self a hobby that I really enjoy!
    Thank you art4agriculture for this amazing experience! 🙂

  7. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Bolwarra public I voted for u the cow looks awesome good job guys hope u win good luck

    • HURLSTONE HURLSTONE YES WE ARE
      CHEEROWOKA CHEEROWOKA EGO YAH
      ANTHROPOTHOGUY KINGS OF HURLSTONE WARRAH WARRAH YAH YAH YAH
      CHEER FOR THE HOOPRA HOOPRA HOOPRA
      CHEER FOR THE HOOPRA TAP-A-GO-YAH
      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • HURLSTONE WAR CRY AFTER 3!
      1!
      2!
      3!

      Hurlstone hurlstone yes we are!
      Cheerowoka cheerowoka
      Ego yah!
      Anthropothaguy, kings of Hurlstone,
      Warra warra
      Yah yah yah!
      Cheers for the hoopra, hoopra, hoopra
      Tap-a-go yah!!!!

  8. St George State High School’s has been very creatively designed. Those with no artistic skill can interpret the work with a comprehensible understanding. At the same time, people with higher level skills and knowledge about art can also complexly interpret it.

    They have definitely one my vote.

  9. Go bolwarra!!! Vote for their amazing cow because it is amazing and the students and teachers put in a lot of effort to make it so great!!!!

  10. HURLSTONE HURLSTONE YES WE ARE
    CHEER-O-WOKA CHEER-O-WOKA EGO HA
    ANTHROPHOTHOGUY KINGS OF HURLSTONE
    WARRAH WARRAH YAH YAH YAH
    CHEERS FOR THE HOOPRA HOOPRA
    TAP-A-GO-YAH!

  11. Hurlstone’s Cow is outstanding!!!! Very creative and detailed. Fantastic effort. Well done staff + students! You have my vote 🙂

  12. grafton high school, your work is truly the greatest one out of all. everyone has been blinded by other school’s mediocre piece of work. grafton high school… you have MY vote!!

  13. A very good college our neice is going very well. My parents and my brother and sister in law have been to a few of agricultural open days.

  14. kilbreda’s is 100% the best one here that detail in the grains is amazing and the painting job looks beautiful! Nicely done girls! Fingers crossed the public get it right and you win!

      • Nice find Angela! I agree with your descriptions of the intricate details of the cow, I cannot simply believe the beauty of this cow! St George State high school deserve this vote!

  15. Go Bolwarra woo hoo … Great effort on your hard works.
    They are only young kids in primary school.
    So proud and I vote for BOLWARRA!!!!!!

  16. to everyone who worked on the archibull in St George, i congratulate you all, it is very creative and i think it deserves to win, keep on voting for St George

  17. I LOVE HURLSTONE ITS SO COOL AND FRIENDLY AND I WISH I WENT THERE. One day i was catching the train and this girl called Celeste in a senior year stood up to give me a seat, i know its not much but it’s the little things that count.

  18. I voted for Hurlstone. There seems to be a mystical aspect of happiness and tranquility when i see this cow. While i was scrolling down to see all the cows, I couldn’t help but stop continuously at Hurlstone’s beautiful creation. It does seem to me that they put in an extreme amount of effort into this considering the fine details of the hatching at the cow’s legs and the elegant buildings on the body. OH! and don’t forget the neat air balloons they made out of recyclable ‘milk’ cartons (that was pretty cool). Overall, it was a hard decision for me to vote as many of these cows are quite funny and intriguing. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort contributed by each school and wish i could vote for all of you for your efforts but I do believe that I made the right choice, Hurlstone’s cow just seems to pull me in and create a magical atmosphere around me when I look at it. THANK YOU HURLSTONE FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL COW!

  19. voted for hurlstone.
    The design was so beautifully refined, detailed and delicate, and immediately caught my eye. A school that is creative enough to use such a small palette definitely gains a vote

  20. I am very impressed with Grafton High School – their research on Cotton which is not a local cropping in the Clarence Valley. These students went to extrordinary lengths to research their assigned subject then travelled hundreds of kilometers to physicall research their crop.

  21. Go Matto – small school with fantastics artists! Well done Matraville Sports High School, finalists two years in a row!!!

  22. Wow, what a wonderful painted cows by all the schools. I could see each and every cow was painted with great care and hard work. Overall i chose the Hurlstone cow because it looked the most delicious one out of all of them.

  23. WOW, mother of holy COWS :O James Ruse’s cow looks AMAZING!! If you closely, the cow splits into two and you can see the details of the insides; you can see the effort that has gone into this. Love the colours as well, you have my vote Ruse 😀

  24. Go Canowindra High, well done, it looks amazing. Well done girls, go well tomorrow, Julia, Hannah, Adelaide and Meg.
    I vote for Canowindra High!

  25. Wow, I really love what the Hurlstone Cow has brought to this competition. Absolutely adore the cultural aspect – quire refreshing actually!

  26. The Goondiwindi & District Community Garden vote for the Goondiwindi High Schools cow they do awesome art work as is proof at our Garden

  27. us white people deserve it more

    St George ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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