Awards

The 42nd Alice Prize
Entries close midnight (ACST), Sunday February 13, 2022
The Alice Prize is a national acquisitive art prize for contemporary works in any medium and theme by artists from around Australia. The Alice Prize is coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation and judged by an expert selection panel and a judge of national standing. Participation in the Prize offers national exposure for exhibiting artists and an opportunity to have their work exhibited at the Araluen Arts Centre in Mparntwe/Alice Springs NT 0870. The exhibition of finalist entries will be on view from April 9 to June 5, 2022. The winner will be announced at the opening event on Friday April 8, 2022. Visit the website for more information and to enter; aliceprize.com.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Entries close Friday February 11, 2022
(03) 9261-7111.
gallery@bayside.vic.gov.au
Entries are invited from emerging and established Australian artists for the annual Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize for painting. There are three awards, including the Major Prize $15,000, Local Art Prize $3,000 and People’s Choice Prize $1,000. The exhibition of shortlisted works will be on view at Bayside Gallery, Brighton, Victoria 3186, from May 6 to June 26, 2022; www.baysideacquisitiveartprize.com.au.

BOCCA Art Prize
Entries open Tuesday February 1 and close Friday March 18, 2022
Bowral Art Gallery is calling for entries from artists for the BOCCA Art Prize, a new non-acquisitive art and sculpture prize, which aims to showcase the ‘best of city and country art’. The Prize will be awarded by Bowral District Children’s Foundation (BDCF). All finalist works selected for the exhibition will be available for sale, and a minimum of 30% commission will be donated to BDCF to help continue their work of caring for children’s health and wellbeing. The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held at Bowral District Art Society’s Bowral Art Gallery NSW 2576, from March 24 to 29, 2022. Enter online; bdasgallery.com.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park – Sculpture Prize
Entries close Sunday July 31, 2022
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, which opened in 2003 features over 30 sculptures on display across three bushwalks and three dedicated art galleries. Ceramic Break Sculpture Park offers guests an art experience with a difference in rural NSW. The goal of the $12,000 Triennial Sculpture Prize is to diversify the park’s collection. Sculptors are invited to submit up to three entries for selection as finalists for the prize. Sculptures must be made of durable materials to ensure they can withstand the elements as long term outdoor exhibits. Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is located at Warialda NSW 2402. Exhibition September 9, 2022 to January 31, 2023. Enter online; cbreaksculpturepark.com.au.

Gallipoli Art Prize 2022
Works to be delivered for judging on March 13, 14, 15 or 16, 2022 (location to be advised)
The Gallipoli Art Prize Organising Committee invites Australian and other eligible artists to submit one original painting in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed medium for the annual $20,000 acquisitive Gallipoli Art Prize. The Prize is awarded to the artist who best depicts the spirit of the Gallipoli Campaign as expressed in the Club’s ‘Creed’ – ‘We believe that within the community there exists an obligation for all to preserve the special qualities of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship which were personified by the heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign and bequeathed to all humanity as a foundation for perpetual peace and universal freedom.’ Competitors must either have been born in Australia, New Zealand or Turkey or hold Australian, New Zealand or Turkish citizenship. Visit the website for details and entry; gallipoliartprize.org.au.

Glover Prize 2022
Entries close 6pm (AEST), Friday January 28, 2022
The Glover Prize is an acquisitive annual award offered by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. The winning work is selected from approximately 40 entries and receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5,000. All finalist entries are eligible for the non-acquisitive People’s Choice Award of $3,000, the Children’s Choice Award of $500, and the Hanger’s Choice Award of $500. The exhibition will be held at the historic Falls Park Pavilion at Evandale, Tasmania 7212, from March 12 to 20, 2022. Details and entry available online; johnglover.com.au.

Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart
Entries close Wednesday April 6, 2022
Call for artists to enter Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart. This prize is a $100,000 annual acquisitive award for Australian landscape, offered by the owner of Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart. It is open to artists over the age of 18 years for a landscape work in two-dimensional media (excluding photography and film).
Visit the website for more information and online entry; hadleysartprize.com.au 

Mandorla Art Award
Entries close Friday March 18, 2022
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. Entries are open for works, which respond to the theme ‘Metamorphosis – a profound or radical change’. The biannual Mandorla Art Award is a $25,000 acquisitive prize with two highly commended non-acquisitive awards of $5,000 each, the Patricia Toohey Painting Award of $5,000 and $2,000 for the People’s Choice Award. ‘In our pandemic world people have been forced to change their behaviour, work habits, eating habits, socialising rituals, and many other aspects of life. In our contemporary world, environmental changes affect oceans, land and humankind.’ Go online to read theme commentaries, terms and conditions, eligibility and to enter; mandorlaart.com.

Muswellbrook Art Prize
Entries close Friday January 28, 2022
(02) 6549-3800.
arts.centre@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au
Entries are now open for the Muswellbrook Art Prize. A suite of prizes are available with a total cash pool of $70,000 to be won: Painting ($50,000 acquisitive), Works on Paper ($10,000 acquisitive), and Ceramics ($10,000 acquisitive). Go online for more information; artgallery.muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Entries close 9am (AEDT), Monday January 31, 2022
Entries are open for the National Photographic Portrait Prize, which aims to promote the best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The winner will be awarded with a $30,000 cash prize from National Portrait Gallery, and photographic equipment courtesy of Canon. Other prizes: Highly Commended, Art Handlers’ Award, and the People’s Choice Award. All finalists will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes ACT 2600, alongside the Darling Portrait Prize, from June 25 to October 9, 2022. Finalists will be announced in April and the winner will be selected in June 2022. It is important to read the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions online before submitting; portrait.gov.au.

North Queensland Ceramic Awards
Entries close 5pm, Friday April 15, 2022
The City of Townsville continues to promote the high standard of pottery being produced within Australia by both emerging and established artists through the presentation of the biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards. The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide opportunities for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection. Selected works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD 4810, from July 22 to September 25, 2022, and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award. Go online to enter; townsville.qld.gov.au.

PCA Print Commission 2022
Entries open Tuesday December 7, 2022
The Print Council of Australia invites artists to apply to create a new original limited print edition for the PCA Print Commission.
Visit the website for more information and to find out how to enter; printcouncil.org.au/current-opportunities

The Percivals
Submissions close 5pm, Friday February 4, 2022
Entries are open for The Percivals competitions for 2022, which aim to showcase the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists. The award consists of three main categories: $40,000 Percival Portrait Painting Prize (acquisitive), $10,000 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize (acquisitive) and $1,000 Percival Animal Portrait Prize. The exhibition of finalist works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland 4810, from April 22 to July 3, 2022. Visit the City of Townsville website for links to read more about the prizes and to apply; townsville.qld.gov.au/percivals.

Petite Miniature Textiles
Entries close Friday March 11, 2022
Australian artists are invited to enter the ‘Petite Miniature Textiles’ exhibition of small contemporary textile artworks at Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta VIC 3677, from June 18 to Aug 14, 2022. Visit the website for more information and to enter; wangarattaartgallery.com.au or call (03) 5722-0865.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Entries close midday (AEST), Wednesday February 23, 2022
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 with the vision to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. The Ravenswood prize is recognised as one of the highest value professional art awards for women in the country. There are three prize categories: Professional Artist Prize $35,000, Emerging Artist Prize $5,000 and Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize $5,000, and a Peoples’ Choice Award $2,000. Artists are invited to enter an artwork that best reflects their art practice, in any medium with no specific theme. Judging of the entries is overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist Jennifer Turpin. The ‘Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize’ finalists’ exhibition will be held at Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon NSW 2072, from May 14 to 29, 2022. Visit the website for terms and conditions, fees and entry; ravenswoodartprize.com.au.

Rutherglen Tastes Of Art Prize
Entries close Friday February 11, 2022
Artists are invited to enter works in painting, mixed media, photography, works on paper and small 3D artworks for the Rutherglen Tastes Of Art Prize. There is a total prize pool of $12,250. Exhibition at Rutherglen Memorial Hall, 150 High Street, Rutherglen VIC 3685 from March 11 to 20, 2022; www.artsrutherglen.com.au. Enter at trybooking.com.au/BTZOS or trybooking.com.au/BUEGU.

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Entries close Tuesday February 1, 2022
Artists are invited to submit medium sized interior sculptures and larger exterior installations, made in Australia. Exhibition May 1 to June 12, 2022, Toorak VIC 3142. Prize pool $10,000. Visit the website for entry form and details; www.toorakvillage.com.au or call 0455-045-545.

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize
Entries close Friday February 25, 2022
The biennial Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. Entries are open to artists of any age and nationality who would like to present their investigations of the natural world through their art. There are two main prize categories: $30,000 Open Prize and $10,000 Emerging Artist Prize. Go online for more information and to enter; www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/waterhouseartprize.

WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth
Entries close Saturday January 22, 2022
The World International Property Organization’s (WIPO) Photography Prize aims to celebrate the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth under the age of 30 years and raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect creativity expressed in photographs. Members of Indigenous peoples and local communities, organisations, governments and individuals working on climate change, biodiversity, photography, intellectual property, media, and entrepreneurship, are invited to enter images, which respond to the theme ‘Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses’. Works should illustrate the impact of climate change on the biodiversity and environment (land, air, water, flora and fauna) of the individual’s community and/or practices, including those based on Indigenous and traditional knowledge, or climate actions that allow your community to adapt to or mitigate the impact of climate change. Participants located in WIPO’s Member States (a list is available online) are eligible to apply. Entrants under 18 years of age must have permission from a legal guardian to enter the competition. Full terms and conditions are available on WIPO’s website; wipo.int/tk/en/youth_prize.html.