Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
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.
Entries close Mon July 31.
Visit website for details and entry.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
(03) 9592-0291.
Applications now open for Painting for this acquisitive award.
Major prize $15,000.
Entries close Wed Feb 8, 2017.
Exhibition May 6 to June 18.
Visit website for details.

Blayney’s Annual Art Competition
Textures of One – annual art and craft exhibition. The 2017 motif ‘Four Leaf Clover’ must be present in works.
Entries close Sun Feb 26.
Exhibition March 17 to 19.
Visit website for details.

Calleen Art Award 2017
Calleen Art Award 40-year anniversary.
Major acquisitive prize $20,000.
Entries close Fri March 3.
Visit website for information and entry forms or call (02) 6340-2190.

Footscray Art Prize
A new visual art prize and exhibition open to local and national artists.
Entries close Fri March 3.
Apply online.

The Gallipoli Art Prize 2017
(02) 9235-1533.
Australian (and other eligible) artists invited to enter one piece of original work in oil, acrylic, water colour or mixed medium.
Works to be delivered March 12, 13 or 14 for judging.
Visit website for details and entry.

Hadley’s Art Prize – $100,000 Acquisitive Prize
Hobart is to host a new landmark award – believed to be the world’s richest prize for landscape art – with a staggering $100,000 for the winning entry. Read more…
Entries close Sun April 30.

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017
Total prize value $26,000.
Entries close Fri March 17.
Exhibition May 20 to July 16.
Visit website to enter online for details and entry.

Hidden: Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2017
Free entry. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Entries are open to established and emerging artists for the $10,000 Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award.
Exhibition 26 August to 24 September.
Entries close Mon March 13.
Contact 0425-327-590.
Visit website for details and entry.

Jindivick and Narkoojee Sculpture Show 2017
Entries are open for Gippsland’s largest sculpture show of interior and exterior works.
Entries close Tues March 31.
Exhibition at Jindivick 13 to 28 May.
Selected works at Narkoojee Winery June 3 to Oct 1.

John Fries Award 2017
Call for entries for emerging and early career artists in Australia and New Zealand.
Entries close Mon Feb 27.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017
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 open Mon March 6 to Mon June 12.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 4.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Entries are invited by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria.
Entries close Fri Feb 17.
Exhibition March 29 to April 2.
Visit website, or email for information and entry form.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017
This prize highlights the importance of the aesthetic quality and liveability of the urban environment and its relationship with sculpture, in all its forms.
Total prizes of over $120,000.
Open to Victorian residents only.
Visit website to register your interest.

Montague Art and Craft Society Inc. (Macs)
Call for entries in Macs 36th open Easter exhibition.
Ten categories; Narooma Art Prize $2,000, total Prize Pool $6,000.
Entries close March 17.
Exhibition April 14 to 17.
Visit website for details and entry form.

The Nillumbik Prize 2017
(03) 9439-7712.
Entries close 5pm, Fri March 10.
Exhibition June 1 to July 30.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Norma Bull Portaiture Scholarship
The Victorian Artists Society is calling for entries.
$5,000 acquisitive prize.
Entries close Wed March 1.
Download entry form from website.

Off the Rails Dunkeld – Residency
Emerging and established artists, choreographers, writers and musicians are invited to apply for a 2-4 week residency in picturesque and inspiring Dunkeld at the Southern end of the Grampians National Park.
Applications for 2017 close 31 March.

Swell Sculpture Festival
Call for submissions for Queensland’s 2017 outdoor sculpture exhibition.
Awards $30,000.
Entries close Wed March 15.
Visit website for details.

Miles Frank, Sun Spirit, 2006
Swell SCulpture Prize, Gold Coast City Acquisition Prize 2011 
Photograph: Greg Smith

Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA)
Telstra NATSIAA call for entries.
Apply online.
Entries close Fri March 17.