Awards

A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2018
Entries close Wednesday October 3.
Applications are open to emerging Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles for this major $50,000 award. Exhibition Nov 24 to Dec 9 at Glen Eira City Council Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry.

Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize
Entries close Tuesday May 1.
$20,000 first prize plus $13,000 minor prizes including Young Artist Prize. All media, all ages.
Represent the essence and fragility of the Park Lands in urban spaces. Finalist exhibition Adelaide Festival Centre July 5.
Details and entry online.

The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week Art Prize 2018
Entries close Friday July 20.
Highlighting the theme ‘Art in Science, Science in Art’.
Contact Anneliese Milk on 0408-549-210 or acmd.artprize@gmail.com

Artentwine Sculpture Biennial 2018
Entries close Thursday May 31.
The 2018 Artentwine Sculpture Biennial now offers a major prize of $20,000 to the winning Sculptor of the West Tamar Council Acquisitive Sculpture. Exhibition Oct to Nov. Visit website for online entry.
artentwinesculpture@gmail.com

BRUNY18
Entries close midnight, Sunday July 16.
‘The Bruny’ is a national art prize, focused on painting that explores concepts of identity and environment, including the relationship between people and the physical world. The 2018 theme is ‘Art of Adaptation’. Exhibition Oct 13 to 21. A major prize of $20,000 is on offer, Highly Commended $1,500. Judges are Elizabeth Ann MacGregor, Director MCA; artist Fiona Hall and Jarrod Rawlins, Curator MONA. Visit website for details.

the churchie national emerging art prize
Entries open Monday April 23 to Wednesday May 30.
A non-acquisitive award for Australian emerging artists in all media.
Exhibition Sept 8 to Nov 4 at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
Visit website for details.

Corangamarah Art Prize
Entries close Friday August 17.
A $10,000 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes for 2D media except screen-based projections.
Con.ceit’18 exhibition Oct 7 to 28. Visit website for entry form and guidelines.

Cossack Art Awards 2018
Entries close Thursday June 7.
Australia’s most unique regional art prize invites 300 entries from artists offering $100,000 in prize money.
Visit website for details.

Hadley’s Art Prize
Entries close Friday May 18.
This award is a $100,000 acquisitive Australian landscape prize.
Exhibition 21 July to 25 August at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart.
Apply online.

Hornsby Art Prize
Entries close Tuesday July 31.
Entries are now open for the Hornsby Art Prize.
Prizes valued at over $23,000 are on offer.
Visit the website for more information.

Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize
Entries close Monday 11 June.
Lismore Regional Gallery is calling for entries for the biennial $10,000 ‘Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize’, an acquisitive award open to all Australian residents for a work in any media.

Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change
Entries close 5pm, Thursay May 31.
The Incinerator Art Award is an annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms and is calling for submissions.
Non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000, first prize $10,000.
(03)8325-1750.

John Leslie Art Prize 2018
Entries close Friday August 10.
This acquisitive prize for landscape painting offers an award of $20,000.
Visit website for entry details.
(03) 5142-3500. .

Just Art – charity visual arts competition
Entries close Thursday May 31.
The Law Society of New South Wales invites entries for original artworks which relate to the theme of ‘justice’.
Finalists will be exhibited at a fundraising event in Sydney in support of The Butterfly Foundation.
Details and entry form can be found on the website.

Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition
Entries open Wednesday August 15 to Wednesday September 12.
$7000 in prizes. Exhibition Sept 28 to Oct 1, sales on-line for additional month. Open to all 2-D artists, any medium. Judges Felicity Fenner, international contemporary art curator; Therese Kenyon, Sydney artist, educator and writer. For updates, sign up to our mail list at artsinthevalley.net.au/visual-arts

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2018
Entries close Monday June 11. QLD
Acquisitive major prize $4000.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 3, 2018.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018
Entries close 4pm, Tuesday July 31.
Sydney Living Museums invites entries for the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, a non-acquisitive competition and exhibition.
Open to female artists over 18 years who are NSW residents. Up to two entries per artist, in any medium.
Exhibition Sept 2018 to March 2019.
Visit website for details.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Friday August 17.
A $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
The exhibition of national finalists and prize presentation will take place on Mon Sept 17.
0418-167-135.  info@paddingtonartprize.com.au
Online submissions are now open. Visit the website for more information.

Perth Royal Art Prize
Entries close Friday July 6.
The 2018 Perth Royal Art Prize is calling regional and metropolitan Western Australian emerging and established artists to submit works based on the theme of ‘landscape’. Total prize pool is $23,500. The finalists exhibition will take place Sept 18 to 20, also during the IGA Perth Royal Show Sept 22 to 29, and this year includes a Salon des Refuses.

Pirtek Still Life Prize
Entry form and fee due Wed June 13 at BDAS Office, 1 Short Street, Bowral.
Bowral & District Art Society Inc. invites entries for the 2018 Pirtek Still Life Prize.
Visit website for more info and entry form.
(02) 4861-4093.

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2018
Entries close Friday June 15.
This an annual acquisitive competition showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.
Exhibition Aug 3 to Sept 23 at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Redland Art Awards 2018
Entries close Monday July 23.
Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists.
Acquisitive first prize $15,000.
Exhibition Sept 2 to Oct 14.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Sculpture in the Paddock
Entries close Friday May 4.
Submissions are open for the outdoor sculpture event at Shaw Vineyard Estate, Murrumbateman in the Canberra wine region from Sept 22 to Oct 7. Over $20,000 in prize money is on offer. Visit the website for details and entry.

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2018
Entries close midnight, Friday September 14.
Entries are now open for the $50,000 non-acquisitive award for realistic portraiture.
Visit website for entry details.

Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia – Lionel Gell Art Awards 2018
Entries close Sunday July 1. VIC
Entries are now open for two-dimensional paintings and drawings of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars in an Australian, historic, or romantic setting. An acquisitive $10,000 prize pool. Exhibition at Sherbrooke Gallery, Victoria July 28 to August 12, 2018.

Small Works Art Prize
Entries close midnight, Sun May 27.
Call for entries for Brunswick Street Gallery’s Small Works Art Prize.
First prize $2,000. Entry $45 per artwork. All entries exhibited.
Visit website for terms and conditions and to apply.
(03) 8596-0173.
info@brunswickstreetgallery.com.au

Tasmanian Portraiture Prize
Entries close Tuesday July 31.
Artists under the age of 30 are invited to enter works in any medium.
A total prize pool of $13,000 is on offer with the winner receiving $10,000 and a trip for two to the Archibald Prize exhibition in Sydney.

Travelling Quilting Challenge Triennial
Entries close Wednesday May 30.
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is calling for entries for the inaugural Travelling Quilting Challenge Triennial, which will travel to seven venues across NSW and QLD. Prize: $1800 Janome Sewing Machine.
(02) 6729-4147, 0417-703-279.
kerry@cbreaksculpturepark.com.au

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists – (NAVA)
Applications close Saturday May 26.
The Windmill Scholarship is calling for entries from rural and regional artists.
Grants can be applied for up to $10,000.
Visit website for details.
nava@visualarts.net.au
(02) 9368-1900.

Wingecarribee Drawing Prize
Entries close Wednesday May 2.
Artists are invited by the Bowral & District Art Society to enter the 2018 inaugural drawing prize.
The exhibition at Bowral Art Gallery will be held from May 18 to 27.
Visit the website for entry form and details. (02) 4861-4093.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close Friday July 6.
This acquisitive award is for an original, free-standing sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension with a prize pool of $24,000 and is open to Australian and international artists. Exhibition Oct 20 to Nov 11.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Yering Station | Yarra Valley Arts Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2018
Entries close Friday July 6.
Submissions are invited for the Yering Station | Yarra Valley Arts Sculpture Exhibition & Awards Oct 28 to Dec 9.
Download application from www.yering.com/visit-yering-station/art-gallery.
artgallery@yering.com
(03) 9730-0102.