Awards

2024 The Agency Still Life Prize
Entries close 4pm, Wednesday July 10, 2024
Bowral & District Art Society (BDAS) is calling for submissions of up to two works per artist for the 2024 The Agency Still Life Prize. First Prize $5,000; Second Prize $1,000. All works must be for sale. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral NSW 2576, from July 27 to August 11. Call (02) 4861-4093 or visit the website for entry forms; www.bdasgallery.com/entryforms.

Bowness Photography Prize 2024
Entries close Thursday June 13, 2024
Artists are invited to submit still photo-based media, including analogue and digital photography, created over the last year. The winning artist will be awarded $30,000 and the work acquired into MAPh’s collection. One artist will receive the $10,000 Wai Tang Commissioning Award, and one artist the $5,000 People’s Choice Award; maph.org.au/bowness-photography-prize.

Christian Thompson, Rule of three 2020. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney/Berlin

Calleen Art Award 2024
Entries close Sunday July 14, 2024
Entries are now open for the Calleen Art Award 2024 acquisitive painting prize worth $30,000. The award was founded in 1977 by art patron Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM and the winning work will join the Calleen Art Collection at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 2794, from September 29 to November 17, with the overall winner announced at the opening on Sat Sept 28 and the Calleen People’s Choice Award winner at the end of the exhibition. Contact by email or phone (02) 6340-2190 for more information. Entries can be completed online; cowraartgallery.com.au, calleenartaward.com.au.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
Entries close Sunday June 30, 2024
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize invites artists from across Australia, aged 16 and up and working in all mediums, to submit work with an Open Theme. This is an acquisitive prize exhibition, with artists having the opportunity to win from the $40,000 prize pool across ten categories. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, from September 14 to October 18; www.ckb.wa.gov.au/artprize.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2024
Entries close midnight (AEST), Friday June 14, 2024
The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award is an annual competition showcasing outstanding sculptures from artists across Australia. First Prize (acquisitive) $15,000; Highly Commended (non-acquisitive) $3,000; People’s Choice $3,000. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood VIC 3125, from August 29 to October 11.

Du Rietz Art Awards
Entries close 4pm, Monday July 1, 2024
Over $16,000 in prizes across both 2D and 3D acquisitive sections plus ceramic and People’s Choice sub-awards. Finalists’ work on view from August 23 to September 27 at Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie QLD 4570. Official opening and presentation of prizes Friday August 30. Entry forms and conditions online; gympie.qld.gov.au/DRAA.

Hornsby Art Prize 2024
Entries close Thursday August 8, 2024
This year, the non-acquisitive Hornsby Art Prize has an overall prize pool value of $23,000, with the major prize worth $10,000. Artists are invited to submit works in the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Digital Art Stills, and Sculpture. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby NSW 2077, from October 25 to November 10; hornsby.nsw.gov.au/artprize.

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
Entries close midnight, Sunday June 30, 2024
Artists from across Australia aged 18-years and over are invited to submit entries in the 2024 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). There are two prize categories: the acquisitive prize of $35,000, and the non acquisitive prize of $5,000 for an early career artist. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW 2460, from September 28 to November 24; graftongallery.nsw.gov.au.

2024 John Leslie Art Prize
Entries close Friday July 19, 2024
Artists are invited to enter the acquisitive John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting. Prizes include the John Leslie $30,000 Acquisitive Prize for ‘Landscape Painting’ as well as a $1,000 non-acquisitive prize for the ‘Best Gippsland Work’. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC 3850, from September 7 to November 24; www.gippslandartgallery.com.au.

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award
Entries open Mon July 1, 2024, and close 5pm (AEST), Friday August 30, 2024

The $25,000 acquisitive award is open to all Australian artists working in a diverse range of traditional and expanded types of photographic media, from print to digital, large format, and photographic process print. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, from December 14 to March 25, 2025; hota.com.au/photographyaward24.

Mosman Art Prize 2024
Entries close 11pm, Monday July 1, 2024
The Mosman Art Prize is open to original paintings in any painting medium, such as watercolour, acrylic and oil. For all award categories, the subject of the work is entirely open to the artist. For the Allan Gamble Award, the subject is ‘the built environment’. First Prize $70,000 (acquisitive). An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman NSW 2088, from August 10 to October 6. Visit website for details and online entry; www.mosmanartgallery.org.au.

2024 National Contemporary Art Prize
Entries close midnight (AEST), Sunday June 30, 2024
Artists around Australia are invited to take part in the National Contemporary Art Prize (NCAP), with an increased prize pool of $48,000 up for grabs across three categories, including the Open Prize, First Nations Prize for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and the Sustainability Prize; with an additional $1,000 available for the People’s Choice winner. NCAP celebrates Australia’s vast capacity for diverse and remarkable artistic expression, showcasing how our artists blend traditional and contemporary mediums to create innovative artworks. The Prize encourages artists to produce work that reflects today’s social, cultural, and historical context – ranging from the personal to the political. The Prize welcomes concepts that resonate, transmit, influence, and comment on Australian society and our aspirations for a sustainable future. The Open and First Nations prize categories must be a painting, of any subject. The 2024 winner in each of these categories will receive $20,000. The Sustainability category is open to all mediums, including sculpture, digital work and photography, with this year’s winner set to receive $8,000. A two-tiered adjudication process will see the best of the best selected as finalists for a further round of judging to decide the winners. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Aarwun Gallery, Nicholls ACT 2913, from 13 September to 13 October 2024. Visit the website for further details; ncapart.com.au.

North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2024
Entries close Tuesday July 16, 2024
Entries are open for the biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2024! The Ceramic Awards is a showcase for both well-known and emerging artists and has a major acquisitive prize of $10,000. Submit your entry now; townsville.qld.gov.au/nqca.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Sunday August 18, 2024
The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Plus, a further ten non-acquisitive award categories. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Cooee Art Gallery, Redfern NSW 2016, from October 10 to 20; contact info@paddingtonartprize.com.au, www.paddingtonartprize.com.au.

Redland Art Awards 2024
Entries close 3pm (AEST), Tuesday October 8, 2024
Free admission Redland Art Gallery has opened entries for the Redland Art Awards 2024. Entries for the biennial contemporary painting competition are open to all Australian artists, with each artist able to enter up to three painted 2D works for consideration. Redland Art Awards 2024 features five prizes with a total prize pool of more than $30,000. Visit website for details and entry form; www.redlandartawards.com.au.

Urunga Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close 6pm, Sunday August 11, 2024

The Urunga Small Sculpture Prize is a regional award offering $10,000 in prizes. The award supports and promotes original freestanding or wall-mounted sculptures in any medium. An exhibition of finalists’ works will be held at Urunga Art Space, Urunga NSW 2455, from September 14 to October 13; urungasmallsculptureprize.com.au.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close Sunday June 30, 2024
Artists are invited to submit entries for the 2024 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council. Established in 2001 as the first national acquisitive prize for an original, freestanding or wall-mounted sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension, the Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics. The main acquisitive prize is valued at $25,000, with additional honours for Special Commendation ($2,000), the Mayor’s Award ($1,000), and Viewer’s Choice ($1,000). The 2024 finalists’ works will be on display at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Double Bay NSW 2028, in a free exhibition running from 13 September to 20 October, 2024, with all sculptures on sale to the public; woollahragallery.com.au/whats-on/prizes/woollahra-small-sculpture-prize.

WWAS 9×5 Landscape Prize
Entries close 5pm, Friday July 12, 2024
Now in its ninth year, the Waverley Woollahra Art School’s 9×5 Landscape Art Prize continues to attract artists eager to explore Australia’s Impressionist tradition. Open to participants over 16 years old, the competition echoes the spontaneity of its predecessors who famously painted outdoors on small cigar boxes. Entries may be paintings in any medium, including oil, acrylic or watercolour on a 9×5 plywood board, supplied free with each entry. The theme is open. First Prize $2,000, Second Prize $1,000, plus check the WWAS website for details on other prizes; contact info@wwas.org.au, wwas.org.au/9×5-landscape-prize-2024.

Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2024
Entries close Friday July 5, 2024
Yarra Valley Arts and Yering Station in Victoria invite submissions for this year’s sculpture exhibition and awards. All awards are non-acquisitive. Entry forms online. For further information, contact artgallery@yering.com; yering.com/visit-us/art-gallery.

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