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.

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

ANL Maritime Art Awards
Entries close Friday August 31.
Exploring the theme of ‘the Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’.
Over $25,000 in prize money across five categories.
artprize@missiontoseafarers.com.au

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.


Amanda Davies, Write the things that thou hast seen…, oil on linen, 51 x 41cm
Winner Bruny Prize 2016

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.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2018
Entries close Friday July 13
A $10,000 acquisitive sculpture prize, with the winning work to become part of the Deakin University Art Collection.
Exhibition Sept 4 to Oct 19.
(03) 9244-5344. smallsculpture@deakin.edu.au

Frankston Arts Centre – Open Exhibition
Applications close Friday July 27.
The FAC Open Exhibition 2018 theme ‘immersion’ is inspired by FAC’s Dive into the Arts campaign. Artwork entries will aim to enhance the visually aesthetic experience,or interactive participation of visiting FAC audiences. The winning artist is awarded their own FAC exhibition in 2019 and opening event on Fri Aug 10, 6pm. Artwork entry $16. Enquiries (03) 9768-1361.

Grace Cossington Smith art award
Entries close Thursday August 31.
A biennial award for two-dimensional artworks inspired by the theme ‘Making Connections’.
Prizes: $15,000 acquisitive; $2,500 early career; $2,500 local.
Visit the website for online entry.
gcsgallery@abbotsleigh.nsw.edu.au

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.

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award – JADA 2018
Entries close 5pm, Friday August 10.
Entries are open for Grafton Regional Gallery’s 2018 JADA award.
First prize $30,000, Acquisitions $10,000.
Exhibition Oct 26 to Dec 9.
(02) 6642-3177.
Visit website for details.

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.

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

Little Sydney Lives photography competition and exhibition
Entries close 29 July 2018
Young Sydney photographers aged between three and 11 years are invited to submit images for the City of Sydney’s annual ‘Little Sydney Lives’ photography competition and exhibition. Twenty finalist images will be selected and blown up into large-scale portraits for an outdoor exhibition in Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park from 13 September to 8 October. Winners will be selected in each of two categories; 3 to 7 and 8 to 11 years.

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.

Northern Beaches Art Prize 2018
Entries close Sun June 24 2018
The Northern Beaches Art Prize is non-acquisitive prize with over $27,000 to be awarded across four categories: General, Small Sculpture, Waste-to-Art, and Youth. Two exhibitions will be held at Creative Space Aug to Sept.
Visit the website for the online entry form.
Enquiries: (02) 9942-2502.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2018
Entries are open July 2 to August 6.
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of a NSW subject.
All artists are encouraged to enter this landscape painting award, with finalists and semi-finalists exhibited at the Parliament of NSW, Sydney in Oct 2018. 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.

Petrie Terrace Gallery – QLD Figurative
Entries close Tuesday August 14.
Advance call for the QLD Figurative prize $10,000. Now in its third year the Queensland Figurative is a unique non-acquisitive competition open to Queensland artists for two dimensional works containing the human figure(s) integrated to create a harmonious and unified composition.
The central theme of the award is the integration of the figure(s) into the composition.
For more information email entries@rqas.com or the website.

Portia Geach Memorial Award
Entries close midnight, 8 September 2018
Artists are invited to enter the $30,000 non-acquisitive Portia Geach Memorial Award for 2018. This is a portraiture prize for women awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’ Entries are accepted online only.

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.

ROI Art Prize
Entries close Thursday 1 November 2018
The annual ROI Art Prize is calling for entries from emerging and established artists to submit original artworks including painting, limited edition printmaking, photography and drawing. First prize is $10,000 and People’s Choice $1,000. The winning work is acquired for display in the ROI Apartments complex located in North Fitzroy, Melbourne.

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.

Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize – SCRAP
Entries close Friday 13 July 2018
Call to artists to submit works for ‘SCRAP’, Swanpool & District’s inaugural exhibition of works created from recycled materials. A non-acquisitive prize pool of $7,000 is on offer across eight categories, with the main prize winner to receive $3,500 and the other seven receiving $500 each. Exhibition to held during the annual ‘Swanpool Arts Festival’ August 4 to 19. For more information and to download entry form visit the website, email swanpoolartsfestival@gmail.com or call 0422-370-389.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2018
Sculpture among the Tulips
Applications close Friday August 3.
The 11th annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize for outdoor sculpture entries are open.
This is a $20,000 acquisitive award.
Guidelines and applications available from the curator Mark Cowie on artservices@skymesh.com.au or P.O Box 1086, Daylesford, Vic, 3460.

Tidal.18: City of Devonport National Art Award
Entries close 6 July 2018
The Devonport Regional Gallery invites artists to enter ‘Tidal.18’, a $15,000 major acquisitive award open to artists who reside in Australia. Winning works are acquired to become part of the Devonport City Council’s Permanent Collection. The winning artist will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 2 November 2018 and will receive $1,000.

Tina Wentcher Sculpture Prize
Entries close Monday June 25
The Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual & Awards Exhibition 2018, Aug 6 to 24.
Call for entries from emerging artists with fewer than 10 years’ sculpting experience for the Tina Wentcher Sculpture Prize are open.

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.

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2018
Entries close Wednesday July 11.
Entries are open for the annual Bowness Photography Prize, an acquisitive award offering a $30,000 first prize. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions. Exhibition Sept 29 to Nov 18.


Valerie Sparks, Prospero’s Island – North East, 2016, from the series ‘Prospero’s Island’, pigment ink‐jet print 140 x 220cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of ART

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.


Sanne Mestrom, Self Portrait (Sleeping Muse). 2017 winner Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Couretsy the artist

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.