Awards

AGENDO 2017
Entries close Fri June 16.
A $10,000 prize for young emerging artists (under 35) for painting, works on paper, sculpture, object based and new technologies. Supported by Camberwell Grammar School.
(03) 9835-1742.
agendo@cgs.vic.edu.au
Visit website for details and entry form.

The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week Art Prize 2017
Highlighting the theme ‘Art in Science, Science in Art’.
Entries close Fri July 21.
Contact Monique Silk (03) 9231-3420 or monique.silk@svha.org.au

AIR 2018 – Bundanon Trust
Entries close 19 June.
Open to professional artists and thinkers from all disciplines, individually or in groups. We support new work, research and collaborations by Australian and international artists, hosted in purpose-built studios on the south coast of New South Wales.
(02) 4422-2108.
programs@bundanon.com.au

Albert Park College Art Show
Entries close 5pm, Mon Sept 11.
Submissions open for the 7th annual curated art show for 2 and 3 dimensional works from professional and student artists.
Exhibition Oct 20 to 22.
Trudy Rice 0410-596-415.
apcollegeartshow@gmail.com
Visit website for more info.

Andor Meszaros Medallion and Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society – Yarra Inc Sculpture Prize
Entries close 5pm, Mon June 19.
Prize for emerging sculptors with fewer than ten years experience.
Exhibition Aug 7 to 25.
Visit website or email for information and entry form.
asv_aae@sculptorsvictoria.asn.au

2017 Archibald Prize
Entries close 7 July.
Artists from across the country are invited to submit their entries online for the prize, valued at $100,000 awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.

Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
Entries close Mon July 31.
Calling for entries for works representing any aspect of the sport of fly fishing in all media including sculpture, photography, metalwork and painting.
First Prize $5,000.
Visit website for details and entry.

Birregurra Weekend Festival – Art Show and Prize
Entries close Fri Sept 4.
Invitation to artists. Categories: Drawing and Pastelwork, Watercolour, Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Photomedia, Printmaking and other media.
Exhibition Oct 13 to 15.
Visit website for details and entry or call 0475-265-249.

Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
Entries close Fri Aug 4.
0432-275-690.
blackswanprize@iinet.net.au
Artist’s are invited to submit portraits for this $50,0000 prize. Open to artists across Australia for the ‘Portraiture Prize’ and the ‘Youth Prize’.
Visit website for entry form.

Brisbane Art Prize (BAP) 2017
Entries close Fri June 30.
BAP is an annual international art prize in Brisbane offering a $10,000, open category acquisitive award. Emerging artists, artists from diverse backgrounds, regional and remote areas are invited to enter.
Exhibition Oct 5 to 28.
Visit website for details.

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2017
Entries close Fri June 2.
(08) 9528-0333.
customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au
Entries are invited for weather resistant works with a recycled component for the Rockingham Foreshore in Western Australia.
Visit website for details.

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
 Entries close Mon July 3.
A non-acquisitive award for Australian emerging artists in all media. Exhibition Nov 11 to Jan 28, 2018 at QUT Art Museum, QLD.
Visit website for details.

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
Entries close July 3.
A non-acquisitive award for Australian emerging artists in all media.
Exhibition Nov 11 to Jan 28, 2018 at QUT Art Museum, QLD.
Visit website for details.

CLICK art prize
(03) 9942-3141.
info@brunswickstreetgallery.com.au
www.brunswickstreetgallery.com.au
Applications are now open for the annual Brunswick Street Gallery CLICK art prize.

Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize 2017
Entries accepted June 5 to 12.
The Colville Gallery Lloyd Rees Art Prize is a biannual acquisitive prize. It celebrates the quality of painting exemplified by the eminent Australian artist Lloyd Rees (1895-1988) and is awarded to “the best painting to demonstrate light in the landscape.”
Visit website for details and entry form.


Lloyd Rees, September Sun, Sydney Cove, 1980, oil on canvas, 136 x 182cm. Janet Holmes à Court Collection

Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Entries close Tues Nov 28.
Winner’s prize, $5,510 worth of cash and prizes, plus additional prizes for finalists. Apply online, or through the supplied hard copy application form.
Visit website for details.

Corangamarah Art Prize
Entries close Fri June 16.
A $7,500 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes.
Con.ceit’17 exhibition Aug 6 to 27.
Visit website for entry form and guidelines.

Darebin Art Prize 2017
Entries close 5pm, July 27.
(03) 9496-1060.
bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au
The $10,000 acquisitive Darebin Art Prize is calling for entries.
All visual art forms are welcome.

David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award 2017
Entries close 29 May.
This award valued at $12,000 aims to promote interest in and encourage the creation of sculpture in Australia. Entries are now open to practising sculptors for a three dimensional, free standing sculpture. Early career researchers, postgraduate research students and postdoctoral fellows who are currently enrolled or employed at the University of Sydney, including those who have graduated at other universities in Australia or overseas, will be eligible to apply for an award.

Flanagan Art Prize 2017
Entries close Fri June 23.
Exhibition Aug 25 to Sept 3 at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Gippsland Print Award 2017
Entries close Fri Aug 18.
The Gippsland Print Award is a $5,000 acquisitive prize open to all artists living and working in Australia, for prints that have been completed since 1 Sept 2015.
Exhibition Sept 2 to Nov 19.
Visit website for entry details.

Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize 2017
Entries close Fri Sept 1.
A non-acquisitive prize for Victorian residents. Total prize money $45,000.
A three-week finalist exhibition will take place at red gallery, Fitzroy North from Oct 11 to 29.
Visit website for details and entry.

International Drawing Biennale
Entries close Tues Aug 15.
The 9th International Drawing Biennale hosted by the Polish Art Foundation is calling on national and international artists to reflect on the significance and role of drawing in art.

IRIS Award
Entries close 14 June.
The IRIS Awards, presented by The Perth Centre for Photography (PCP) are now open. Local and international artists are invited to enter photographic portraits that are unique, original and engaging whilst maintaining excellence in the medium. Finalists will be presented in a group exhibition opening on 31 August at PCP and have will the opportunity to share in three cash prizes.


© Chris Bowes, First Impression, winner 2016 IRIS Award

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2017
Entries are open Fri June 2 to Fri July 14.
Call for entries for Queensland’s richest prize for contemporary Australian photography. The JUWSPA captures the photographic medium as a means of creative expression with photography. First prize will be granted an acquisitive award of $25,000, a further $25,000 in acquisitions to a selection of finalists. The winning artwork will become part of the Gold Coast City Gallery collection.
Exhibition Sept 9 to Oct 22.


Christian Thompson, Ancient Bloom, 2015, C-type print on Fuji Pearl Metallic paper
Courtesy the artist and Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland

Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award 2017
Entries close Sun Aug 6.
info@gallerylanecove.com.au
Entries are now open for this biennial national youth art award from artists aged 18-30 years for works in painting, drawing and printmaking.
Exhibition to be held at Gallery Lane Cove Aug 24 to Sept 2.

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
Entries close Fri 14 July.
The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women is seeking entries from women photographers of all ages, backgrounds and career levels. The only requirement is that they must only use available light. A $5000 1st Prize (non-acquisitive).

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017
Entries close Mon 26 June.
Open to artists from across Victoria, the award offers a major prize of $10,000.
Entries close Mon 26 June.
Visit website for details and to enter.

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2017
Entries close Mon June 12.
Acquisitive major prize $4000.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 4.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Mosman Art Prize 2017
Entries close Mon Sept 11.
The annual acquisitive Mosman Art Prize is calling for submissions.
Exhibition Sept 23 to Oct 29.
Visit website for details and entry form.

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2017
Entries are open June 19 to July 21.
Artists are invited to submit up to two paintings made en plein air of a NSW subject, of a work that began after May, 2015.
Finalists will be displayed at Parliament House in Oct.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Northern Beaches Art Prize 2017
Entries close Sun 2 July.
The Northern Beaches Art Prize is non-acquisitive prize with over $25,000 to be awarded across the four categories: General, Small Sculpture, Waste to art, and Youth.
Exhibition August 2017.
Visit the website for the online entry form.
Enquiries: (02) 9942-2502.

Angela Griffiths, Waiting 2, sculpture
Northern Beaches Council, 2016 Art Prize (General and Small Sculptures). Photograph: Karen Watson

The Paddington Art Prize 2017
Submissions are now open.
0418-618-915.
info@paddingtonartprize.com.au
A $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
Visit the website for more information.

Pirtek Still Life Prize
Entries close Fri June 14.
(02) 4861-4093.
Bowral & District Art Society invites entries for the 2017 Pirtek Still Life Prize at the Bowral Art Gallery.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2017
Entries close Thurs June 29.
artprize@ravenswood.nsw.edu.au
This annual prize is open to emerging and professional Australian women artists for works in any medium with this year’s theme being ‘Flourish’.

Singleton Art Prize
Entries close 30 June, 2017
The Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize for painting and drawing is calling for entries from Australian artists of all ages from all states and territories. There are several prize categories including; Traditional, Watercolour, Contemporary, Still Life, Pencil, Pen, Ink and Drawing, Flowers, Miniature, plus the Local prize and three Youth awards for the 16-18, 12-15, and 8-11 year age groups. All works are for sale, with one winning work acquired to become part of the Singleton Art Collection. All proceeds are donated to local community projects. Presented by The Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter. Entry fees apply.

St Johns Southgate 2017 Art Prize and Exhibition: The Joy in All Things
Entries close Sept 15, 2017
A non-acqusitive art award with prize money totalling $4,500.
Works in all media are invited except video and installation art.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2017
Sculpture among the Tulips
Applications close Mon July 16.
The 10th annual $20,000 acquisitive Tesselaar Sculpture Prize for outdoor sculpture is calling for works.
Guidelines and applications available from the curator Mark Cowie on artservices@skymesh.com.au or PO Box 1086, Daylesford, Vic, 3460.

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2017
Entries close 5pm, Wed July 12.
The annual William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation with a $30,000 first prize. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2017
Entries close Fri July 7.
An international award for an original, freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension, prize total $24,000.
Exhibition Oct 14 to Nov 5.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2017
Entries close Fri July 7.
(03) 9730-0102.
artgallery@yering.com .au
Exhibition Oct 22 to Dec 5.
Visit websites for details and application.