Awards

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

Bakhap Award for Sculpture 2017-18
Entries close March 1
Entries are open for the Bakhap Award for Sculpture. Presented by James Scott Decorative Arts Society (JSDAS), this prize aims to recognise and encourage the development of the arts. An exhibition of finalists work will be held at Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Nabowla Tasmania from May until July 2018, with the announcement of the winner on 10 May. The winning piece will be installed on the estate during August 2018

Borrowed Wall Art Prize
Entries close Friday March 2
Enter your design for to fill the Liverpool City Library’s Youth Space with your work.
Prize $10,000. Open to artists aged 18-30.
Visit the website for competition details and entry.

Burnie Arts Inc. Wearable Art Competition – paper on skin
Entries close March 5

Burnie Arts Council, Tasmania is calling for entries for the biennial ‘paper on skin’ wearable art competition, which aims to foster and promote the paper heritage of the town. Artists are invited to explore their passions and develop apparel pieces inspired by their specific areas of interest and made from at least 80% paper for the unthemed competition. Award categories include the Betta Milk Major Award $5,000, Friends of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery Runner Up Award $1,500, and Cocoon Designs Public Vote Award $500. The finalists’ exhibition will be held at Burnie Regional Gallery 22 June to 29 July 2018.

Calleen Art Award 2018
Entries close March 2. NSW
(02) 6340-2190.
The Calleen Art Award offers a major acquisitive prize of $20,000.
Visit website for information and entry form or call (02) 6340-2190.

2018 Camden Art Prize 43rd Annual Exhibition & Competition
Entries close Fri April 13. SYD
The Camden Art Prize Committee invite entries from painters, sculptors and photographers for the exhibition from May 4 to 11. An acquisitive prize and awards totalling $12,500. For further details call (02) 4655-1144, (02) 4655-9695, or visit the website.

Fleurieu Biennale 2018
Entries close Friday March 30
A $25,000 non-acquisitive prize + $3,000 People’s Choice, responding to the theme ‘A Sense of Place’.
Two and three dimensional works accepted. Exhibition June 16 July 22.
Visit website for details or email artprize@artprize.com.au

The Gallipoli Art Prize 2018
Entries due March 11 to 14
The Gallipoli Art Prize is an annual acquisitive award with a prize pool of $20,000 open to Australian (and other eligible) artists to enter one original work made in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. The prize is awarded to the work that best depicts the spirit of the Gallipoli Club’s creed, which can be found on the club’s website.

Geelong contemporary art prize
Entries close 5pm, March 23. VIC
The ‘Geelong contemporary art prize’ aims to foster Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. It is a biennial acquisitive award offering a prize of $30,000, with the winning work to become part of the gallery’s collection. Open to artists living and working in Australia.

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.

Head On Photo Awards 2018
Entries are open to professional, emerging and enthusiast photographers.
Categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student (K-12).
Offering $60,000 in cash, prizes and a finalists exhibition.

HIDDEN: A Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2018
Entries close March 12. SYD
Free entry Entries are open to established and emerging artists for the $10,000 Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award. Total awards valued at over $13,500 plus honorariums. Exhibition on from Sept 1 to Oct 1. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Contact 0425-327-590.
Visit the website for details and entry form.

The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018
Entries close March 2. TAS
Entries are open for the Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018. ‘The Hutchins’ is a highly acclaimed $20,000 biennial prize for Australian artists working across traditional and/or contemporary art forms. Exhibition June 9 to 27, 2018 at Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.
Visit the website for entry criteria and online submission.

The Mandorla Art Award
Entries close March 12. WA
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is a national thematic Christian art prize open to artists in all media. Entries that respond to the theme for 2018, taken from the Book of Revelations (Rev 21:1-2) are invited. The total prize pool is $37,000, with an acquisitive main prize of $25,000.

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2018
Entries open March 5 to June 11. QLD
Acquisitive major prize $4000.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 3, 2018.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Melbourne Teapot Exhibition
Stonehouse Gallery Warrandyte
Entries close February 28
Accepting Expressions of Interest for the Melbourne Teapot Exhibition, on show 2 to 31 August, 2018. Award categories are Functional and Non-Functional. Please send an email, with your name, to info@stonehousegallery.com

Moonee Valley Art Show 
Submissions close March 8
Entries are open to artists for the 2018 Moonee Valley Art Show which will be held at the Historic North Park Mansion, Strathmore from March 23 to 25, 2018. Visit the website for entry details and prizes.

National Works on Paper 2018
Entries close April 6. VIC
This biennial exhibition aims to to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. Up to $50,000 in acquisitions and awards. Exhibition July 20 to Sept 9, 2018.
(03) 5975-4395. mprg@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Visit website for details.

The Nillumbik Prize 2018
Entries close 5pm, Friday March 15.
Entries are now open to artists with a connection to the Nillumbik Shire.
First prize $5,000 non-acquisitive plus two commendations $500.
Exhibition May 31 to July 22.
Visit website for details and entry, email petra@montsalvat.com.au or call (03) 9439-7712.

Paul Guest Art Prize 2018
Entries close 4pm, Monday April 16
Non-acquisitive $15,000 cash drawing prize.
Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery June 30 to Sept 9.
Visit website for details.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Entries close midday, 17 April
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories: Professional Artist $35,000, the richest professional art prize for women in Australia and the Emerging Artist $5,000. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 15 June.

Sculptures @ Bayside 2018 – Call for Entries
Entries close March 18
Bayside Council invites submissions from local, national and international artists to take part in the 7th annual Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, proudly sponsored by the Sydney Airport and Cooks River Alliance. Free entry and over $60,000 in prize money on offer.

Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia – Lionel Gell Art Awards 2018
Entries close 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.

Stanthorpe Art Prize
Entries close April 4. QLD
(07) 4681-1874.
artprize@srag.org.au
The biennial Stanthorpe Art Prize offers $40,000 in prizes, including the first prize of $25,000. Works in all mediums are invited. Exhibition is in June 2018. Visit website for details and entry form.

Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA)
Entries close Friday March 16
Telstra NATSIAA call for entries for 2018. Apply online.

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