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

Alice Prize
Entries close January 31 2018. NT
The 40th Alice Prize is an award for contemporary Australian art with a prize pool of $40,000 presented by the Alice Springs Art Foundation. Artists are now invited to enter. Visit the website for details and entry form.

The Association of Sculptors of Victoria
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Entries close February 9, 2018
Entries are open the sculpture exhibition. Prizes across three sections: courtyard, garden and estate.
Exhibition March 21 to 25, 2018.
Visit website, or email for information and entry form.

Bald Archy Prize 2018
Entries close February 4, 2018. NSW
(02) 6945-3240, 0439-672-213.
Prize $10,000.
Visit website for details and entry.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Entries close February 15, 2018. VIC
Applications are now open for Painting for this annual acquisitive prize. Major prize $15,000.
Exhibition May 18 to July 8, 2018.
(03) 9592-0291.
Visit website for details.

Bluethumb ArtPrize18
Entries close January 30, 2018.
The art prize for all Australian artists. Entry is free for this non-acquisitive award.
First prize $10,000 and five category awards of $2,000.

Calleen Art Award 2018
Entries close March 2, 2018, 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.

Cambridge Studio Gallery – 2018 Portrait Prize
Entries close February 12, 2018. VIC
Call for entries for Who is Looking at You?.
Exhibition March 7 to 25, 2018.
Visit website for details.

City of Albany Art Prize 2018
Entries close January 8, 2018. WA
Entering its 10th year, The City of Albany Art Prize is a national art award bringing the best of Australia’s contemporary painting practice to Albany from March 30 to May 6, 2018. Offering a $25,000 acquisitive prize plus a $2,500 supported residency in Albany, WA, as well as the $2,500 Highly Commended, and the $2,500 People’s Choice Prize.

The Collie Art Prize
Entries close January 12, 2018. WA
The Collie Art Prize is regional Australia’s richest art prize. With a focus on ‘Identity’ exploring the changing way in which we see our country, our communities, our people, ourselves. A total prize pool of $63,500 is on offer and a first acquisitive prize of $50,000.

Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Entries close November 28, QLD
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.

Ficifolia Art Show
Entries close January 28, 2018,VIC
Baw Baw Arts Alliance invites entries for the Ficifolia Art Show.
Exhibition Feb 9, 10 and 11, 2018.
Visit website for entry form and details.

The Hills Prize
Entries close February 23, 2018. SA
Call for entries for ‘Art in the Hills’ 2018.
A $7,000 acquisitive award. Enter online.

The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018
Entries close March 2, 2018. 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 Klytie Pate Ceramics award
Brought to you by Arts Council Mansfield Inc.
Entries close December 24. VIC
The deadline has been extended for the Klytie Pate ceramics award.
Download forms and find more information on our website.

littleBIG art prize
Entries close 5pm, 15 December 2017
Petrichor Gallery and the Walpole Artisan Markets in Western Australia are calling for artwork entries from all ages and talents for the inaugural non-acquisitive littleBIG Art Prize. With no specific theme the prize aims to recognise that ‘it is often the little things in life that create the greatest magic’. Works including painting, illustration, photography, collage, printmaking and textiles (except sculpture and video work) are accepted. Entries must be 203 x 254mm (including framing) and artists can submit up to four works that are available for purchase. The ‘littleBIG Art Prize’ exhibition is on from 7 January to 4 February 2018 at Petrichor Gallery and will be highlighted by the inaugural ‘Artisan Market’ on Sunday 7 January 2018, which will present the opportunity for artists and designers to showcase and sell their works at the Walpole Markets. Contact or call 0458-592-466 . Visit the website for more information and terms and conditions.

Petrichor Gallery, Small works children’s exhibition, 2016

Maldon and District Portrait prize 2018 (MANet)
Entries close February 1, 2018. VIC
MANet is calling for entries for the 2018 Maldon & District Portrait Prize. Prize money is $3,000.
All mediums, 2D or 3D are invited for a work depicting a resident of Central Victoria.
Exhibition is on March 10 to 19, 2018 at the Maldon Community Centre, Frances Street Maldon.
Visit website for entry form.
For further information contact Catherine Tait (03) 5472-5120, Jennifer Merkus 0419-309-775, or email

The Mandorla Art Award
Entries close March 12, 2018. 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, 2018. QLD
Acquisitive major prize $4000.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 3, 2018.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Muswellbrook Art Prize
Entries close January 19, 2018. NSW
Calling for entries for the 45th Muswellbrook Art Prize – paintings, works on paper, and ceramics.
Visit website for details.

National Works on Paper 2018
Entries open January 25 to April 6, 2018, 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.
Visit website for details.

Sculpture At Scenic World 2018 Exhibition
Entries close November 20, NSW
Entries are invited for the seventh annual outdoor sculpture exhibition for 2018.
Major prize $20,000, Visit website for details and entry form.

Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia – Lionel Gell Art Awards 2018
Entries close July 1, 2018, 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.

Spirituality in Art Prize & Exhibition
Entries close February 15, 2018, VIC
Collins Street Baptist Church invites artists to submit entries to exhibit in the annual ‘Spirituality in Art Prize & Exhibition’ – a 2D and 3D art competition. The 2018 theme is ‘A Place at the Table’. Exhibition March 5 to 25, 2018.
Visit website for details. (03) 9650-1180.

Stanthorpe Art Prize
Entries close April 4, 2018, QLD
(07) 4681-1874.
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.