More than 200 artworks were submitted by people with a disability and foster care children across the state.

From age 19 upwards Highly Commended awards went to Imogen Bunner from Narrabri, Aaron Hemmings from Tamworth, and an Encouragement Award to Bram Maddison in Armidale.

The Challenge Community Services art exhibition is open until Wednesday December 18 at Ray Walsh House and is free to attend.

Story and photo by Northern Daily Leader, 8 December 2018.