A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2018
Entries close Wednesday October 3, 2018

Applications are open to emerging Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles for this major $50,000 award. Exhibition Nov 24 to Dec 9 at Glen Eira City Council Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry.

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019
Entries close Wednesday January 9, 2019.
(02) 9704-5693.
A $25,000 acquisitive award for Drawing.
Exhibition March 2 to 28, 2019.
Visit website for details and entry form.

BAM Art Prize
Entries close Saturday 13 October 2018
The inaugural non-acquisitive BAM Art Prize for works in any medium is open to all artists nation-wide, offering not only prize money but a unique visibility opportunity, featuring the winner on the cover of Byron Arts Magazine. Winners of all Highly Commended Awards will also be featured, and all finalists will be featured digitally. The prize will be presented on Nov 9, continuing with a three-week finalists exhibition at Thomgallery, Byron Bay’s leading art gallery.
Visit for details and entry form.

Blacktown City Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Tuesday 9 October 2018
Artists are invited to submit works for the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize. Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media works will be considered. Open to local, regional and national artists, the prize offers a total $20,000 in cash prizes and acquisitive awards, as well as a studio residency for artists who want to engage with people or places in Blacktown

Burnie Print Prize
Entries close Friday 5 October 2018
Burnie Regional Art Gallery is calling artists to enter the 2019 Burnie Print Prize and is offering a major acquisitive award of $15,000.
Exhibition March 22 to May 5 2019.
Entry forms are available online. (03) 6430-5875.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Prize
Entries close Monday July 1, 2019
Artists are invited to submit works for the 2019 Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Prize, an acquisitive award of $12,000. The winning sculpture will form part of the permanent display at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, Warialda NSW. Exhibition Sept 7, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020. Enter online.

Collins Place Gallery – Summer Salon
Entries close Friday September 21, 2018
Call for entries. A new opportunity is open for artists with a $10,000 prize pool on offer.
Exhibition Dec 1, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019.

Contemporary Art Awards 2019
Entries close Wednesday November 28, 2018
Winner’s prize, $5,510 worth of cash and prizes, plus additional prizes for finalists.
Apply online, or through the supplied hardcopy application form. Visit the website for details.

Elgas Kids Art Prize
Entries close Sunday October 21, 2018
Elgas Kids Art Prize is a non-acquisitive art prize and fundraising event in support of The Smith Family, with 50% of sales to be donated to the charity and the other 50% retained by the young artists. A finalists exhibition will be on show at Thienny Lee Gallery from 3 to 17 November. The prize is open to children aged 6–17 years old. Online submission and details are available at Prizes are sponsored by Elgas Ltd, organised and supported by Thienny Lee Gallery.

EMSLA – Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
Entries close Friday September 28, 2018
Painters over the age of 18 are invited to submit entries for the 12th Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.
First prize $20,000 non-acquisitive. Visit website for details and entry.

Henry Jones Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Monday 1 October 2018
The new Henry Jones Art Prize for emerging artists offers $20,000 in prize money, and the winner of the People’s Choice prize will receive $1,000 in framing by Wagner Framemakers. Two-dimensional works; painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media, created since June 2017 are invited. The prize is open to Tasmanian residents over the age of 18, who have not been previously exhibited in awards and competitions. An exhibition will be held in the Henry Jones Packing Room and Atrium at The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Tasmania, from 7 to 18 November.

M16 Drawing Prize
Entries close 5pm, Thursday 1 November 2018
Call to artists to submit entries for drawing in either traditional drawing media and techniques, or non-traditional works that extend understanding of what drawing may be within contemporary art practice. The finalists will be exhibited at M16 Artspace from 29 November to 14 December 2018.

Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary – 42nd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale
Entries close Friday October 19, 2018
Entries are open for the 42nd Annual ‘Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary Art Exhibition’ Nov 2 to 5. Rotary Prize $2,000 with 5 highly commended ($100 each), People’s Choice Award of $500 and The Harry & Clare Friday Foundation Award for local (Mansfield Shire) artists of $1,500. Entry forms are available from the Art Show Secretary: Susan Swan, 130 Killarney lane, Boorolite, Victoria 3723. Ph: (03) 5777-5605, 0411-316-150. Email:

Montalto Sculpture Prize 2019
Entries close Wednesday October 31, 2018
A $40,000 acquisitive prize for sculpture.
Exhibition Feb 24 to Aug 25, 2019.
Download entry form and details from website.
(03) 5989-8412.

National Photographic Portrait Prize
Submissions close 9am, Tuesday October 23, 2018
The National Portrait Gallery invites entries for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019. Over $50,000 in prizes is awarded to the creator of the most outstanding photographic portrait. There will also be prizes for Highly Commended, as well an Art Handlers’ Award, and the People’s Choice Award. Visit the website for details and entry.

9×5 Landscape Prize
Entries close Monday October 1, 2018
Waverley Woollahra Art School invites all artists to submit 9×5 works on plywood board. Entry fee $30 per entry (includes plywood board).
First prize $1,000, second prize $500. Visit website for details and entry.
(02) 9387-2461

The North Sydney Art Prize
Entries close midnight, Monday October 31, 2018
Submissions are open for The North Sydney Art Prize, a biennial arts event showcasing indoor and outdoor contemporary art at the iconic Coal Loader site at 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton on Sydney’s north side by artists from across Australia. Works in all mediums, created in the last two years are accepted. Prizes total $47,500 across seven categories with a major prize of $20,000. Exhibition March 2 to 17, 2019.
Visit website for details and entry.

ROI Art Prize
Entries close Thursday November 1, 2018
The annual ROI Art Prize is calling for entries from emerging and established artists to submit original artworks including painting, limited edition printmaking, photography and drawing. First prize is $10,000 and People’s Choice $1,000. The winning work is acquired for display in the ROI Apartments complex located in North Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Sculpture at Scenic World 2019
Entries close Monday November 12, 2018.
Entries are invited for the eighth annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the ancient Blue Mountains rainforest in 2019.
Opportunities for artists include the Major prize of $20,000 and the $5,000 Environmental Award.
Visit website for details and entry form.