Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2018
Entries close Wed Jan 10, 2018, Sydney
(02) 9704-5693.
A $25,000 acquisitive award for drawing. Exhibition March, 2018.
Visit website for details and entry form.

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

Albert Park College Art Show
Entries close 5pm, Mon Sept 11, Melbourne
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.
Visit website for more info.

art piece gallery 30 x 30 Art Prize
Entries close Tues Oct 31, New South Wales
Entries are invited for the inaugural art piece gallery 30 x 30cm Art Prize.
1st Prize $6,000, non-acquisitive. 2D works in any medium.
Finalist exhibition Sat Nov 25.
Visit website for entry form and details.

Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
Entries close Mon July 31, Melbourne
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, Victoria
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 4 August, Western Australia
The Black Swan Prize is open to young, emerging and professional artists, this year offering a first prize of $50,000 and a total prize pool of $70,000. Artists from across Australia are invited to submit portraits of an Australian, or Australians, that they respect or admire, or a self-portrait. A selection of 40 finalists will exhibit at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in November. Submissions to the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Youth Awards are also open to students from years 7–12, and close 11 August.

City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition
Entries close Mon 4 September, 2017, Western Australia
Artists are invited to submit entries in painting, drawing, sculpture and textile works for the City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition on at the City of Stirling Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling from 12 to 16. Visit the website for entry details and form.

City of Melville 2017 Art Awards
Entries close 21 July, 2017, Western Australia
Western Australian students, emerging and seasoned artists are invited to enter the 41st iteration of the City of Melville Art Awards. The first 250 entries accepted will be on show from 23 August to 3 September at the Melville Civic Centre in Booragoon. This year’s categories are: Painting, Works on Paper, 3D: Sculpture and Textiles, and Youth (15 to 18 years).

CLICK art prize
Entries close midnight, Fri Aug 4, Melbourne
(03) 9942-3141.
Applications are now open for the annual Brunswick Street Gallery CLICK art prize for emerging photographers.
Exhibition Sept 29 to Oct 19.

Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Entries close Tues Nov 28, Queensland
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.

Darebin Art Prize 2017
Entries close 5pm, Thurs July 27
(03) 9496-1060.
The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. It is open to Australian citizens, or permanent residents residing primarily in Australia, and is an acquisitive award with a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. All visual art forms are welcome. The judges are David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University; Lou Hubbard, Artist; and Claire Watson, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Entries close Wed Aug 30, Sydney
The Moran Arts Foundation is inviting artists to enter original works for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for 2017. A total prize pool of $180,000 including $150,000 for 1st prize and $1,000 for finalists is on offer. Entries for the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize will open in Jan 2018. Visit website for more information and to enter.

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, Melbourne
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, Melbourne from October 11 to 29.
Visit website for details and entry.

Hornsby Art Prize
Entries close Sun 10 Sept, Sydney
Entries are now open for the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize. The total prize pool is valued at over $22,000, with the major prize worth $10,000.
Categories include Painting, Printmaking, Drawing and 3D Works. This non-acquisitive prize is open to all artists resident in Australia.
Visit the website for more information.

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.

KAAF Art Prize 2017
Entries close Fri Oct 20, Sydney
The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation is calling for entries for the $15,000 non-acquisitive art prize.

Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award 2017
Entries close Sun Aug 6, Sydney
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.

The Mandorla Art Award
Entries close Mon March 12, 2018, Western Australia
A national award open to artists in all media.
Total prize pool of $37,000, with an acquisitive main prize of $25,000.

Mosman Art Prize 2017
Entries close Mon Sept 11, Sydney
The annual acquisitive Mosman Art Prize is calling for submissions. This year offering a major prize of $50,000, and offers four additional awards; the Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize of $3,000, a Commendation Prize of $2,000; the $2,000 Fourth Village Providore Young Emerging Artists’ Award (under 35 years), and the Mosman Art Society Viewers’ Choice Award for $1,000.
Exhibition Sept 23 to Oct 29. Visit website for details and entry form.

Winner of Mosman Art Prize 2016, Michael Zavros, Flora, 2016, oil on aluminium, 40 x 30cm

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2017
Entries close July 21, Sydney
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.

The Paddington Art Prize 2017
Entries close midnight Sept 3, Sydney
A $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The exhibition of national finalists will will take place from Oct 12 to 22. Visit the website for more information.

Perth Royal Art Prize
Entries close 28 July, 2017, Western Australia
The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia is launching the new Perth Royal Art Prize. Entries are now open to regional and metropolitan WA artists for works representing the theme of ‘landscape’ from the real to the imagined, the rural to the urban, as well as country and cityscapes. A total prize pool of $23,500 is on offer. First prize $20,000, People’s Choice Award $500 and two Highly Commended Prizes of $1,500. The exhibition will be open to the public 19 to 21 September, and during the IGA Perth Royal Show 23 to 30 September.

Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize 2017
Entries close Thurs Aug 24, 2017, Melbourne
(03) 9439-7712.
Call for entries for this $20,000 non-acquisitive prize for self portraits are open.
Visit website for details and entry. Exhibition Oct 26 to Jan 7, 2018.

ROI Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, 8 November 2017, Melbourne
The annual $10,000 ROI Art Prize is calling for entries from emerging and established artists to submit original artworks including painting, limited edition printmaking, photography and drawing. This prize is open to all artists living in, working in, or represented by galleries, in the municipalities of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland for works created within two years of the closing date are eligible.

Monique Morter, Stolen, 2016
2016 winner ROI Art Prize

Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2018
Artists are invited to submit an application for the 14th annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach from 2 to 19 March, 2018. Visit the website for more information and to see the list of awards and subsidies on offer. All types, forms and sizes of sculpture, in all materials are eligible for entry. Submissions are open to emerging and experienced artists alike.
Online applications close at Midnight, Sunday 6 August and post applications must be postmarked by 5pm, Friday 4 August 2017. Western Australia

Sculpture on Clyde
Entries close 28 July, New South Wales
Local, interstate, emerging and professional artists, community groups and novices are invited to submit entries for ‘Sculpture on Clyde’ a new outdoor sculpture event hosting a ten-day art festival from August 25 to September 3 along the Bateman’s Bay, Clyde River foreshore. Awards include a major acquisitive prize of $20,000, a $5,000 non-acquisitive prize, two emerging artist prizes of $1,000, and two $1,000 people’s choice prizes.

Jesse Graham, Buoyansea

The Shirl National Youth Portrait Award
Entries close midnight Fri Sept 8, New South Wales
(02) 6499-2187.
The ‘Shirl’ is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual prize for artists between the ages 16 to 25.
HSC students, tertiary students and practicing emerging artists are invited to enter.
Entries can be of any 2D traditional medium, digital new media piece, animation, or gif.
Exhibition Oct 6 to Nov 25 at Bega Valley Regional Gallery.

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

STILL National Still Life Award 2017
Entries close Fri Aug 18
Call for entries in all mediums for this biennial $20,000 acquisitive still life award are now open. Exhibition 24 Nov to 20 Jan, 2018.
Details and entry form online.

Western Sydney University Sculpture Award
Entries close Fri Sept 1, Sydney
Artists are invited to submit work for the acquisitive sculpture award.
Valued up to $30,000 plus two $5,000 awards.
Exhibition May 4 to June 3, 2018.
Visit website, call (02) 4620-3450, or email