Bay of Fires Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Monday May 10, 2021
The Bay of Fires Art Prize is calling for artists to enter the 2021 prize. This year’s theme is ‘Island Awakening’ and is open to artists in Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography and Mixed Media. Entries are now open for this $20,000 acquisitive art prize. Terms and conditions and online entry form located at

Calleen Art Award 2021
Entries close Monday July 19, 2021
(02) 6340-2190.
The $25,000 acquisitive Calleen Art Award 2021 prize for painting is calling for entries. Exhibition of finalists will take place October 2 to November 21. Enter online or contact Cowra Regional Art Gallery for entry form.

Contemporary Wearables ’21
Entries close Friday May 28, 2021
Entries are open for Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery’s biennial jewellery award and exhibition – up to $15,000 available for acquisitions. Visit website for details and entry.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2021
Entries open Monday May 17 to Friday July 9, 2021
(03) 9244-5344.
This annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. Visit the website for more information and to enter.

Du Rietz Art Awards
Entries close 4pm, Tuesday June 8, 2021

Entries are open for the Du Rietz Art Awards 2021. There are over $13,000 in prizes on offer. Visit the website for conditions and entry. Exhibition July 29 to Sept 3 at Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD.

Grace Cossington Smith biennial art award
Submissions close Sunday August 29, 2021
Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 2076.
(02) 9473-7878.
Acquisitive award, $15,000, for work in two-dimensional media, $2,500 each to Local Artist and Early Career artist. Exhibition November 6 to December 4, 2021. Winners will exhibit together in the GCS Gallery in 2022. Visit the website for details and entry form.

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021
Entries close 5pm, Wednesday September 8, 2021
Artists are invited to enter the non-acquisitive Hawkesbury Art Prize. First Prize is $10,000 plus a two-week Hawkesbury Art Residency. Two $1,000 highly commended prizes and an additional art residency will be awarded. Visit the website for details and entry form.

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021
Submissions close Wednesday June 30, 2021
Entries are open for the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. A total of $26,000 in prizes will be awarded across four categories. Finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Arts Centre from September 18 to November 29. Visit the website for more information.

Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change
Entries are open Saturday May 1 to Sunday May 30, 2021
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The Incinerator Art Award is an annual contemporary art prize inspired by the theme ‘art for social change’ and is open to all visual art forms. Visit the website for the full terms and conditions and entry.

Naked & Nude Art Prize 2021
Entries close Wednesday June 16, 2021
Online entry:
Manning Regional Art Gallery at 12 Macquarie Street, Taree NSW 2430.
Visit the website for details and entry.

National Capital Art Prize
Entries close Thursday July 1, 2021
Launching in 2021, the inaugural annual National Capital Art Prize is an Australia-wide competition for paintings of any subject, established to celebrate the skill and diversity of Australian artists. With a generous prize pool of more than $45,000, this competition aims to ignite the passion and courage of artists across the country, many of whom lost the opportunity to display and sell their work during 2020.

The Neerim District Community Bank Art Prize
Entries close Tuesday August 31, 2021
Submissions are invited for the Neerim Bower Acquisition for sculptural pieces reflecting the theme ‘Birds in Colour’. Exhibition November 13 to 28.

Norma Bull 2021 Portraiture Scholarship Award
Entries close Wednesday July 14, 2021
The Victorian Artists’ Society is calling for entries from students working in the field of ‘Naturalist Portraiture’ for the $5,000 biennial acquisitive art prize. Visit the website for terms and conditions and to download the entry form.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 3pm, Monday September 13, 2021
The Paddington Art prize is a $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, to be awarded by Marlene Antico OAM.
The exhibition of national finalists will be presented at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place in Paddington from October 15 to 24.
Winners announcements on Thursday October 14.
Enter online.

Sculpture@Shaw 2021
Entries close Wednesday June 30, 2021
Sculptors are invited to participate in the Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition at Sawmillers Reserve in McMahons Point in October. A non-acquisitive Sculpture at Sawmillers Prize of $30,000 and other prizes will be awarded. Submissions of medium sized exterior sculptures and installations are invited. Entry forms are available for download on the website or contact Exhibition Director Elsa Atkin on 0418-288-202 or

Sculpture in the Vineyards
Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival
Entries close Saturday June 19, 2021
Entries are open for the non-acquisitive Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival prizes. The finalists’ exhibition is on from September 11 to 26 outdoors in the vineyards and across five indoor galleries. Enter online.

Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2021
Entries close Monday July 5, 2021
(03) 9730-0102.
Submissions are invited for the Yarra Valley Arts – Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2021. Exhibition October 24 to December 5. Download entry form