The Association of Sculptors of Victoria – Annual Sculpture Exhibition
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Entries close Monday February 24
Entries are open for the annual sculpture exhibition. There are prizes across three sections: courtyard, garden and estate. Exhibition at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens from March 25 to 29, 2020. Visit website, or email for information and entry form.

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
Entries close Friday February 21
Applications are now open for the 6th annual acquisitive prize for painting at Bayside Gallery.
Major prize $15,000. Exhibition of shortlisted works 15 May to 12 July 2020.
Visit website for details and entry.
(03) 9261-7111.

Calleen Art Award 2020
Important Notice
Entries for the Calleen Art Award 2020 close Wednesday July 22
The Cowra Regional Art Gallery wishes to inform artists that the Calleen Art Award 2020 acquisitive prize for painting will take place from Oct 4 to Nov 15, 2020. Entry forms will be available from the Gallery website or sent by post from mid March 2020.

45th Camden Art Prize 2020
Entries close Friday April 24
Entries are invited from painters, sculptors and photographers. $12,000 in prizes including up to $3,000 acquisitive prize. Exhibition May 8 to 15. Visit website for details and entry. Email

The Churchie Emerging Art Prize
Entries close midnight Sunday March 1
This award is a non-acquisitive prize for Australian emerging artists working in all media. Artists from across Australia are invited to enter. The award offers a total of $25,000 in prizes, with the overall winner receiving a $15,000 cash prize. The finalist exhibition will be on at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane from May 22 to July 11. Visit website for details.

DAS 2020 Annual Open Art Awards Exhibition
Entries close 5pm, Monday March 23
Entries are now open to all Australian artists with $6,000 value in prizes. 2D artworks only, with eight prize sections and Best in Show. Our judge this year is Jose Bezzina. Exhibition dates are 17 to 26 April at Drummoyne Civic Hall, corner Lyons Road and Marlborough Street, Drummoyne NSW. Please visit the website for more information and to download the entry form with terms and conditions.

David Bryce Rural Art Award
Entries close Friday March 20
The David Bryce Rural Art Award for Works Produced in Rural and Regional Areas is calling for entries for works, which depict a current rural scene, person, or activity and not represent an earlier time. Work is to be created by an individual who lives in rural or regional Australia. There are prizes across four sections: landscape, portrait, sculpture and youth.
Visit or email for more information and entry form.

F A C E Unframed
Entries close Mon March 23
Belco Arts’ open exhibition, themed around the face and identity.
Works must be on A3 unframed paper, with all eligible for the $500 People’s Choice Award.

FUSE Glass Prize
Entries close 20 March
The FUSE Glass Prize is a biennial award for Australian and New Zealand artists working in glass and offers a major non-acquisitive cash prize of $20,000. It is a platform for artists to expand their practice and test new grounds. In 2020 the finalist exhibition will showcase 12 established and six emerging artists at JamFactory in Adelaide from 15 May to 4 July. At JamFactory, Seppeltsfield from 11 July to 27 September and for the first time will also be shown at the Australian Design Centre, Sydney from 9 October to 18 November.

The Gallipoli Art Prize 2020
Works to be delivered on March 15, 16, 17 or 18 for judging
Australian (and other eligible) artists are invited to enter one piece of original work in oil, acrylic, water colour or mixed medium for the $20,000 acquisitive Gallipoli Art Prize.
Visit website for details and entry. (02) 9235-1533.

Hadley’s Art Prize – Hobart
Entries close Monday April 6
Call for artists to enter Hadley’s Art Prize, a $100,000 award for Australian landscape, which also includes a new residency prize this year. Visit the website for more information and online entry.

John Leslie Art Prize 2020
Entries close Friday March 20
This acquisitive prize for landscape painting offers an award of $20,000.
Visit website for entry details or call (03) 5142-3500.

2020 Kenneth Jack (MBE, AM) Memorial Drawing Prize
Entries close Fri March 20
Entries are invited in pencil, pen, charcoal and scratchboard categories in the realist art genre. More than $2,000 total worth of in-kind prizes. Exhibition dates: April 1 to 19. Visit website for entry form, information and criteria.

National Works on Paper 2020
Entries close Sunday April 19
Call for entries for the biennial National Works on Paper exhibition for contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper. Up to $50,000 in acquisitions and awards. Exhibition Sept 22 to Nov 22. Recent winners of the National Works on Paper include James Tylor & Laura Wills, Daniel O’Shane, Jess Johnson, Laith McGregor, Richard Lewer, Danie Mellor, Gareth Sansom, Paul Boston, Lisa Roet and eX de Medici.
Visit website for details or call (03) 5975-4395.

Laith McGregor, The Astronomer 2010, Winner 2012 Beleura – The House and Garden National Works on Paper Acquisitive Award
Courtesy the artist and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2020
Entries close Monday April 20
Entries are open for the 2020 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards offering a Major Acquisitive Prize of $10,000. Entry forms are available online at
The finalists exhibition will be held at Pinnacles gallery from 17 July to 13 September, 2020.

Percival Photographic Portrait Prize 2020
Entries close Monday March 2
Entries are invited for the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, a $10,000 biennial acquisitive award. People’s Choice Award $1,500. The exhibition of finalists works will be held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Queensland from 22 May to 19 July 2020. Visit the website for more info.

Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2020
Entries close Monday March 2
Entries are open for The Percival Portrait Painting Prize, a $40,000 biennial acquisitive award, which showcases the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists. People’s Choice Award $1,500. The finalists’ work will be exhibited at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 22 May to 19 July 2020. Due to the temporary closure of Pinnacles Gallery, both the Portrait Painting Prize and the Photographic Portrait Prize will be held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery during those dates. Visit the website for more info.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2020
Entries close midday (DST Eastern Australia), Wednesday March 18
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual award which aims to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are three categories for works in any medium and with no set theme: Professional Artist $35,000, Emerging Artist $5,000 and the Indigenous Emerging Artist $5,000. The Opening Night is Friday May 29, 2020 and the Finalists’ Exhibition is May 30 to June 14, 2020 at Ravenswood School for Girls, Sydney.

SBS Portrait Prize 2020
Entries close Saturday February 29
Southern Buoy Studios is currently accepting submissions for the SBS Portrait Prize 2020. $7,000 winner and $1,000 people’s choice. See website for details.

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2020
Entries close midnight, Fri May 29
Entries are open for the $50,000 non-acquisitive award for realistic portraiture. Visit website for entry details. Enter online.

Stanthorpe Art Prize 2020
Entries close Monday 16 March
The 2020 Stanthorpe Art Prize is calling for entries for the open theme award, which will culminate in an exhibition of finalists at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery in Queensland from 5 June to 29 July 2020. A total of $50,000 in prizes is on offer across several categories. Visit the website for more information and online entry. Enquiries (07) 4681-1874,