Awards

A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2022
Applications close Tuesday October 4, 2022
Applications are open for the 2022 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize awarded biennially to emerging Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles, including realist, figurative and representational. From a total pool of $60,000 in prizes, $50,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Major Award for a Travelling Scholarship, $5,000 is allocated to the A.M.E. Bale Art Prize in Oils and or/Acrylics, and $5,000 will go to the A.M.E. Bale Art Prize for Works on Paper. Shortlisted works will be exhibited at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield VIC 3162, from November 25 to December 18. For more information visit; gleneira.vic.gov.au/Bale.

2022 The Agency Still Life Prize
Entry form and fee are to be received at BDAS: 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576 by 4pm, Wednesday July 6, 2022
Bowral & District Art Society (BDAS) is calling for submissions of up to two works per artist for the 2022 The Agency Still Life Prize, sponsored by The Agency. All works must be for sale. The exhibition will be held at Bowral Art Gallery, from July 16 to 31. Entry forms are available at bdasgallery.com/entryforms.

Anthology Photography Award
Submissions close Early Bird: Thursday June 30 (€10 per entry) or Monday October 31 (€15 per entry), 2022
Entries are invited from photographers of all nationalities, working at any level and living anywhere in the world for the Anthology Photography Award 2022. There is no limit to entries per person. Images should reflect the theme of ‘Where I Live’. Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, originality, and visual/emotional impact. Styles can include street photography, landscapes, natural world and wildlife, macro photography, lifestyle, object, still life, and architectural. Technically manipulated images such as abstract, panoramic, stitched and composite are also permitted. Extra merit will be awarded to creative interpretation of the brief. The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine, plus a one-year subscription to Anthology. Entry fees apply. Visit the website for details and how to enter; anthology-magazine.com/awards/photo-award.

Brisbane Portrait Prize
Entries close 6pm, Sunday August 14, 2022
The 2022 Brisbane Portrait Prize is calling all artists with a connection to Brisbane to enter this unique cultural art prize. There are two competitions: The Main Competition, which is open to all entrants 18 years and over, and The Next Gen Prize is for artists 18 years and under. All works entered will be eligible for the $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Award, supported by Brisbane City Council. A further $37,000 will be awarded across numerous categories. Finalists’ artworks will be exhibited at Brisbane Powerhouse QLD 4000, from September 28 to October 30.
Enter online; brisbaneportraitprize.org.

Calleen Art Award 2022
Entries close Monday July 25, 2022
The Calleen Art Award is a $25,000 acquisitive prize for painting of works created in any style and subject. The exhibition of finalists will be held at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra NSW 2794, from October 9 to November 20. Enter online or contact the gallery for an entry form; (02) 6340-2190, calleenartaward.com.au.

Ceramic Break – Triennial Acquisition 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 to January 31, 2023. Enter online; cbreaksculpturepark.com.au/competitions.php.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
Entries close Thursday June 30, 2022
Running for over three decades, the annual City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a significant event on the Western Australian arts calendar. The regional art competition attracts artists from across Australia. Artists are invited to submit works across any theme, and over $30,000 will be awarded across a multitude of categories. The Prize recognises, celebrates, and embraces artistic endeavour across local and regional creative industries. Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, will host the exhibition of finalist works from September 17 to October 21. Register online; ckb.wa.gov.au.

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2022
Entries close Friday July 1, 2022
Entries are open for the annual Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award and exhibition, which is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University in Victoria. One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and will be acquired into the Deakin University Art Collection. There are no fees to enter. For more information and to register to receive a link to the entry form, please email smallsculpture@deakin.edu.au.

Evelyn Chapman Art Award
Applications close midnight, Friday September 23, 2022
The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is a $50,000 scholarship administered by S. H. Ervin Gallery presented to an Australian painter, male or female, under the age of 45. The Award, given every two years, is intended to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice internationally or in Australia. The scholarship will cover the reasonable costs of the award winner for a period of two years whilst studying at a recognised and well-established art school or cultural organisation approved by the Trustee, either overseas or within Australia. Visit the website for details; shervingallery.com.au.

Gallery One Smallacombe Portrait Prize 2022
Entries close Thursday June 30, 2022
This inaugural non-acquisitive prize offers $6,500 in prizes, including a $5,000 main prize, Youth prize, and Hanger’s choice. The theme is ‘Self Portrait’. Two-dimensional works created in painting techniques only, including oil, acrylic, and watercolour, tempera, gouache, and oil pastel are invited (excluding mixed media). Open to Australian residents. Visit the website for more information and to enter; galleryone.org.au/portrait-2022.

Hornsby Art Prize
Entries close Sunday July 31, 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the Hornsby Art Prize (HAP) returns in 2022 for its 11th edition. HAP is calling all artists living in Australia. There are five categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Digital art stills, 3D works. All art works must be original, have been produced within the last two years (2020 and 2022) and never been exhibited before. The overall prize pool is $23,000. First prize is $10,000. The exhibition is selected and adjudicated by an appointed panel of three judges. Hornsby Art Prize exhibition October 19 to 30. Enter online; hornsby.nsw.gov.au/lifestyle/arts-and-culture/hornsby-art-prize.

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)
Entries close Thursday June 30, 2022
Grafton Regional Gallery is calling all artists residing in Australia aged 16 years and over to enter works in the 2022 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA). Commencing in 1988, this historical biennial art prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious regional drawing awards. It seeks to encourage and promote innovation and excellence in drawing, while playing a vital role in fostering Australian drawing practice. The JADA is proudly sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery (FoGG), who are major contributors of the first prize of $35,000, with the winning acquisitive work joining the Grafton Regional Gallery Collection. This year also sees the announcement of an additional non-acquisitive award for early career, emerging or unrepresented artists of $3,500, along with potential acquisitions of up to $10,000. Finalist works will be exhibited at Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW 2460, from September 17 to December 11, and will tour to various venues across Australia until June 2023. Visit the website for terms and conditions and how to enter; graftongallery.nsw.gov.au.

John Leslie Art Prize 2022
Entries close Friday July 22, 2022
(03) 5142-3500.
artprize@wellington.vic.gov.au
Artists are invited to enter the acquisitive John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting and be in the running for the $20,000 award. The finalists’ exhibition will be on display at Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale VIC 3850, from September 10 to November 27. Visit the website for more information and to enter; gippslandartgallery.com.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
Registrations close Thursday June 30, 2022
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a popular and esteemed regional art competition, which attracts artists from near and far. The annual event has been running for over 30 years and has become an important occasion on the Western Australian arts calendar. It offers opportunity for artists to gain public exposure, and for the community to experience the creative talent and art from the region. The 2022 prize invites work depicting any theme or subject. Twelve prizes will be awarded, starting with the major acquisitive prize of $20,000. The exhibition of finalist artworks will be on view at the Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, from September 17 to October 21. Visit the website for more information; ckb.wa.gov.au.

Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition
Revised dates: Entries are open Monday July 25 to Friday August 19, 2022
The Kangaroo Valley Art Prize is calling for artist entries. There is a total prize pool of $20,000 on offer in 2022. Enter online; artsinthevalley.net.au/visualarts.

Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award
Submissions open early in 2022
Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house, Magabala Books, will invite submissions for the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award, a national biennial award celebrating the art of children’s picture book illustration and awarded to an Indigenous artist or emerging illustrator. The winner will receive $10,000, a professional mentorship, and the opportunity to illustrate a children’s picture book penned by a renowned Indigenous author. The Award seeks to address industry demand for Indigenous illustrators, while supporting emerging illustrators to develop their craft, and hopes to encourage Indigenous artists who haven’t illustrated before. Visit the website for the announcement of opening and closing dates for the upcoming submissions; magabala.com.

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize
Entries close 4pm, Tuesday August 2, 2022 
The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize presented by Sydney Living Museums (SLM) is open for entries. Female artists 18 years or over who are residents of New South Wales are invited to enter. The regional non-acquisitive prize and exhibition calls for works in any medium that respond to the historic house of Meroogal, its former occupants, and its meaning within a broader historical and contemporary context. There is $10,000 in prizes, with 1st Prize awarded $7,000, a Bundanon artist-in-residence scholarship, and SLM Membership. The exhibition of selected works will be on display throughout the property at Meroogal, Nowra NSW 2451, from September 17 to April 22, 2023. This year, Sydney Living Museums is waiving entry fees. Details available online; sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/meroogal.

National Capital Art Prize
Entries close Thursday June 30, 2022
Entries are open for 2022. The annual National Capital Art Prize is an Australia-wide competition for artworks of any subject and medium. More than $45,000 in prize money is on offer and there are three categories: Open, First Nations and Sustainability. Sustainability is open to all mediums including sculpture and photography. Go online to read the terms and conditions, eligibility criteria and to submit; nationalcapitalartprize.com.au.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Monday September 5, 2022
info@paddingtonartprize.com.au
The Paddington Art Prize is an annual $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, awarded by Marlene Antico OAM. Two unrepresented artists will be selected for the Defiance Gallery Award, which includes a joint exhibition and a residency with one of the Prize’s host partners in 2023. Finalists announced 3pm, Wednesday September 28. Exhibition of finalists at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place, Paddington NSW 2021, from October 27 to November 6. Prize presentation Thursday October 27. Visit the website for details and to enter; paddingtonartprize.com.au.

Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape
Entries close midnight, Sunday July 3, 2022
The Royal Agricultural Society of WA is calling for artist entries for the Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape after a two-year hiatus. The Prize will include two new awards and an increased prize pool of $26,500. The new Aboriginal Art Award and Emerging Artist Award will accompany the main prize of $20,000, as well as two Highly Commended Awards. In recognition of the pause on the Prize, eligible artworks must have been created since March 1, 2020 rather than the standard one year, allowing more flexibility for entries. For the first time the Prize will be shown outside the Perth Royal Show period, providing free daily access to visit the exhibition at the Wilkinson Gallery, Claremont WA 6010, from September 2 to 10. Visit the website for key information and to apply; perthroyalshow.com.au.

Portia Geach Memorial Award
Entries close midnight, Friday August 5, 2022
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is a non-acquisitive prize of $30,000 for portraiture by women artists. The prize is awarded to the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the 12 months preceding the closing date for entries. The initiative was established by the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. The Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist exhibition will be on view at S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks NSW 2000, from September 16 to October 30. Terms and conditions are available online; shervingallery.com.au.

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
Entries close Thursday August 11, 2022
artgallery@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is calling for works that capture the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback in any media. There is a total prize pool of $23,000, with an acquisitive first prize of $20,000. The exhibition will be on view at Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Broken Hill NSW 2880, from September 30 to November 20. Visit the website for more information and to enter; bhartgallery.com.au.

Redland Art Awards
Entries close 11.59pm, Sunday August 28, 2022
Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists featuring four prizes with a total $22,000 on offer. The primary award is an acquisitive prize of $15,000, with runner up awards of $4,000, and $2,500, as well as The Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award of $500. The selection of finalist works will be on view at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland QLD 4163, from October 16 to December 4. Visit the website for more information and to enter; redlandartawards.com.au.

Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize (SWAP)
Entries close Sunday July 31, 2022
The City of Ryde’s annual Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize (SWAP), now in its 12th year, is open for entries. In partnership with Meadowbank TAFE, this award invites works created through re-purposing rubbish and recovered materials and offers a total of $5,000 in prizes and other opportunities to get environmentally creative. SWAP presents a fun opportunity to learn new skills and explore the artistic potential of items you would usually throw away, as well as improve awareness of the environmental issues our world is currently facing. A selection of 80 art and design objects will be chosen for an exhibition at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE NSW 2114, from September 1 to 15. They will also be exhibited online via a virtual tour from September 2 to 30. Visit the website for more information on key dates and how to submit; ryde.nsw.gov.au.

Urunga Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close 6pm, Sunday August 7, 2022
Entries are invited for the Urunga Small Sculpture Prize, a regional award for small sculpture offering $7,000 in prizes. Presented by Urunga Myelstom Chamber of Commerce and Urunga Art Space. The exhibition will be held at Urunga Art Space, Urunga NSW 2455, from September 10 to October 8. Visit the website; urungasmallsculptureprize.com.au.

Waverley Woollahra Art School Print Prize 2022
Entries close Friday July 29, 2022
Entries are invited from established and emerging printmakers as well as cross-disciplinary artists exploring print media. The prize aims to celebrate the amazing and diverse world of printmaking by seeking traditional and digital artworks. A Traditional Print Prize and a Digital Print Prize valued at $1,000 each will be awarded. The finalist exhibition can be viewed at wwas.org.au in August. Enter online at wwas.org.au/printmaking-prize-2022. Contact: (02) 9387-2461.

Whitsundays Arts Festival Art Prize
Entries close 5pm (AEST), Monday August 1, 2022
The Whitsundays Arts Festival Art Prize is calling for entries from Australian artists working in any 2D (excluding photographs) and 3D medium, which respond to the theme ‘Memories’ and be in the running to win part of the $11,200 prize pool. The finalist selections will be exhibited at the Elbow Room, Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, from September 23 to 30. The Prize is part of the Whitsunday’s Arts Festival showcasing the cultural richness of the Whitsundays and its community, which is on from September 17 to 30, and includes an art market, exhibition, sculpture, installation, music, film, performance, workshops for all ages. Go online for key dates, terms and conditions, and for details on how to enter the prize; whitsundaysartsfestival.org.

William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
Entries close 5pm (AEST), Wednesday June 29, 2022
The Bowness Photography Prize is an important survey of contemporary photographic practice awarding a $30,000 acquisitive first prize, and a $5,000 People’s Choice Award, supported by Smith & Singer. Work/s must have been produced since May 1, 2021. All film-based and digital works from amateur and professional photographers are accepted and there are no thematic restrictions. The finalist exhibition will be held at Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150, from September 29 to November 13. Visit the website for details; mga.org.au.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close Friday July 8, 2022
Artists are invited to submit original freestanding sculptures of up to 80cm in any dimension for The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2022. The annual award has a total prize pool of $29,000 across four categories: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – acquisitive $25,000, The Special Commendation – non-acquisitive $2,000, The Mayor’s Award – non-acquisitive $1,000, and The Viewers’ Choice – non-acquisitive $1,000. The main prize-winning work will be acquired into Woollahra Council’s collection of public artworks. The exhibition of finalist works will be exhibited at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf NSW 2025, from October 12 to November 20. Visit the website for details and entry; sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

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