Awards

2020 Bowral Drawing Prize
Entries close Wed April 22.

Call for artists to enter the 2020 Bowral Drawing Prize. Two awards are available – first prize $2,000 and People’s Choice $500. Entry forms are available on the website.
UPDATE: The 2020 Bowral Drawing Prize has been postponed until further notice. Visit their website for details.

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
Entries close Fri May 29.
artgallery@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is calling for entries for the $20,000 acquisitive award. Exhibition July 10 to Sep 18. Visit the website for more information.

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 entries@camdenartprize.com.au
UPDATE: The 45th Camden Art Prize exhibition, scheduled to take place 8 to 15 May, has been postponed until 2021. All parties concerned will be contacted directly. Artists who have sent in application forms and entry fees (either through Trybooking or mail) will be refunded. Information relating to the 2021 exhibition, such as dates and judges, will be announced as soon as possible.

Du Rietz Art Awards
Entries close 4pm, Fri June 12.

Entries are open for the Du Rietz Art Awards. There are over $13,000 in prizes on offer. Visit website for entry form and conditions. Exhibition Aug 5 to Sep 5 at Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD.

Grafton Regional Gallery
Entries close Tue June 30.
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177.
Facebook @graftonregionalgallery. Instagram @grafton_regional_gallery.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols. Artists are invited to submit entries for the 2020 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award. The 2020 prize money has increased to $35,000.

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.
UPDATE: 2020 Prize cancelled and all entrants will be refunded. Email contact@hadleysartprize.com.au for more information. 

HIDDEN: Rookwood Sculptures 2020
Entries close Mon April 6.

Entries are invited from individual emerging, mid-career and established artists and groups for HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2020 for new or existing works that relate to the exhibition’s themes of history, culture, remembrance, diversity, love, mourning, spirituality, cycles of life and the passage of time. Free entry. Visit the website for more information and how to apply.

Kilgour Prize
Entries close midnight, Sunday May 3
An annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting administered annually by Newcastle Art Gallery, the Kilgour Prize awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges. Each year the judging panel is comprised of Newcastle Art Gallery’s Director and two invited external judges. A further $5,000 is awarded through the People’s Choice, with the winner chosen by visitors voting at the Gallery. Visit the website for details.

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 / email mprg@mornpen.vic.gov.au


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 townsville.qld.gov.au/pinnacles
The finalists exhibition will be held at Pinnacles gallery from 17 July to 13 September, 2020.

Paddington Art Prize
info@paddingtonartprize.com.au
A $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in its 17th year. Dates and entry details available soon. Visit the website for more information.

Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
Entries close Tues June 30.
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
samstagmuseum@unisa.edu.au
Now accepting applications for overseas study scholarships. For more information visit the website.

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. gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Woollahra Council Chambers
Entries close Sun 5 July.
536 New South Head Road, Double Bay 2028.
(02) 9391-7000.
The 2020 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is calling for entries. The prize awards four categories of awards with prize money ranging from $25,000 to $1,000.