Awards

AGENDO 2017
(03) 9835-1742.
agendo@cgs.vic.edu.au
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.
Entries close Fri June 16.
Visit website for details and entry form.

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.

Brisbane Art Prize (BAP) 2017
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.
Entries close June 30.
Exhibition Oct 5 to 28.
Visit website for details.

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2017
(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.
Entries close Fri June 2.
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CGS Harris Hobbs Outdoor Sculpture Prize
Artists are invited to submit entries for the $10,000 outdoor sculpture prize.
Entries close Fri April 21.
Visit website for details and entry.

Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Winner’s prize, $5,510 worth of cash and prizes, plus additional prizes for finalists.
Entries close Tues Nov 28.
Apply online, or through the supplied hard copy application form.
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Corangamarah Art Prize
A $7,500 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes.
Con.ceit’17 exhibition Aug 6 to 27.
Entries close Fri June 16.
Visit website for entry form and guidelines.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
Applications close Thurs April 13.
This is a $10,000 acquisitive award for small sculptures of no more than 70cm in any dimension and less than 30 kilograms in weight (including the stand). The sculptures can be in any medium but should be free standing. The winning work will become part of the Deakin University’s Art Collection.


The Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, 2016. Photograph: Simon Peter Fox

Emerging Artist Award
Entries close 12 May, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders are inviting submissions from emerging Australian visual artists for the third annual Emerging Artist Award 2017Artworks in a range of media are invited from Australian visual artists between 18 to 30 years of age for this year’s award. A selection of artworks will be chosen for a two-week exhibition running from 13 to 24 June, 2017 at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne. A prize of $3,000 will be awarded to the winner.

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.

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
Entries close 19 May, 2017
Supported by Little Creatures Brewing, the Fremantle Arts Centre print Award is Australia’s premier showcase of prints and artists’ books that has been running for more than 40 years, with a national judging panel and $22,000 in prize money. The FAC Print Award presents the best works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists.
Winning works are acquired by the City of Fremantle Art Collection.

Gippsland Print Award 2017
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.
Entries close Fri Aug 18.
Visit website for entry details.

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

Hadley’s Art Prize – Hobart
A new national acquisitive Australian landscape prize, offering $100,000 to the winning entry.
The 2017 theme is ‘History and Place’.
Entries close Sun April 30.
Enter online.

Inspired 2017
Entries are invited for ‘Inspired 2017’ the annual art exhibition presented by Hunter Valley Grammar School. There are 14 categories and $15,000 in prizes. A maximum of three prize winning works may be selected for acquisition.
Entries close Mon May 1.
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Kilgour Prize 2017
Call for entries for the Kilgour Prize 2017, presented by Newcastle Art Gallery. The work must be a figurative or portrait painting, that is, representing the human form by means of a figure or likeness. The work must be executed in painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolour and/or mixed media. The work should not exceed 250 cm in any given dimension. A work can consist of multiple parts but must not exceed overall size limits. Winner: $50,000. People’s Choice: $5,000. Electronic entries and payment must be submitted by 5pm (AEST), Fri 28 April. (Entries received by hard copy application must be accompanied by a CD or USB containing all relevant attachments and to be received at the Gallery before 5pm – not posted or date stamped by this date).
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Lloyd Rees Art Prize 2017
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.”
Entries accepted June 5 to 12.
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Lloyd Rees, September Sun, Sydney Cove, 1980, oil on canvas, 136 x 182cm. Janet Holmes à Court Collection

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
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).
Entries close Fri 14 July.

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

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.
Entries close 5pm, Wed May 17.
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The Nillumbik Prize 2017
(03) 9439-7712.
petra@montsalvat.com.au
Entries close 5pm, Fri March 10.
Exhibition June 1 to July 30.
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The Paddington Art Prize 2017
0418-618-915.
info@paddingtonartprize.com.au
A $25,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
Online entries open in April.
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Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2017
prohartoap@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au
Entries are open from artists to submit works in any medium with the theme of the ‘Outback’.
Entries close Mon May 15.
Visit website or email for details and entry form.

Small Works Open Call Art Prize – Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG)
Entries close Midnight, 23 April, 2017
All entered works will be hung for the duration of the Small Works Art Prize exhibition. Artists practicing at all levels are invited to enter up to ten works across all themes, styles, techniques and mediums. Works must measure no larger than 30 x 30 (x30)cm, (including frames). The exhibition runs from 7 May to 2 June. Prizes include a $2000 cash prize, solo exhibition spaces at BSG in 2018, and a selection of prizes from prize sponsors.

Waverley Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, 19 May, 2017
The 2017 Waverley Art Prize is calling for entries in painting, drawing and printmaking. Prize categories include; The Open Prize ($6,000 acquisitive), The Mayor’s Prize ($2,000 acquisitive), The Oil Painting Prize ($1,000 worth of oil paint, non-acquisitive), The Acrylic Painting Prize ($1,000 worth of acrylic paint, non-acquisitive), The Drawing Prize ($500, non-acquisitive), The Printmaking Prize ($500, non-acquisitive), and The People’s Choice Prize ($500 non-acquisitive).

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