Awards

Bay of Fires Art Prize
Entries close 30 April
The Bay of Fires Art Prize is a Tasmanian award open to all Australian and international visual artists offering an acquisitive first prize of $20,000. Artists are invited to respond to the theme ‘Tasmania’ with works including painting, sculpture, textiles, drawing, printmaking and photography (audio visual works can not be accepted). Visit the website for full details and conditions of entry.

Cossack Art Awards 2019
Entries close Thursday June 6
Australia’s most unique regional art prize invites entries from artists to be in the running for $100,000 in prizes. Celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Cossack Art Awards in 2019, and the outstanding contribution they make to arts and culture in the Pilbara region and the future of the Awards in years to come. Visit website for details and terms and conditions.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park Prize
Entries close Monday July 1
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.

Darling Portrait Prize
Entries close 9am, Tuesday, 1 October (new extended date)
The National Portrait Gallery invites artists to enter paintings, which have been completed on or after 1 September 2018, for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize, which offers a major cash prize of $75,000 to the winner. Entry is open to artists who are Australian citizens or residents and are over the age of 18. Artists may paint any Australian citizen or resident and/or a person or persons who have a strong association with Australia or who has made a significant contribution to Australian life. The finalists will be announced in November and the exhibition will be held at the National Portrait Gallery in March 2020. Terms and conditions are available on the website.

Du Rietz Art Awards
Entries close 4pm, Friday June 7
Entries are open for the inaugural Du Rietz Art Awards. There are over $13,000 in prizes on offer.
Visit website for entry form and conditions. Exhibition July 24 to Aug 23 at Gympie Regional Gallery, QLD.

Eden Unearthed Art in the Gardens – Call out open for $10,000 Award
Entries close 30 April 2019.  Student entries close 15 May 2019
Eden Gardens is offering a non-acquisitive award of up to $10,000 for artists and is currently calling for site-specific and site-responsive works that respond to Eden Gardens. We have a unique situation here at Macquarie Park, located alongside Lane Cove National Park, M2 motorway and Lane Cove Road. Works that involve kinetic, interactive or ephemeral elements, and engagement with our community are strongly encouraged. We are looking for works that use our garden as their canvas, its landscape as your plinth and celebrate nature and the environment. The award winning gardens are unique and can accommodate large works, suspended and floating installations – many sites have power and stipends are available to support artists to complete their works.
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Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change
Entries close Friday May 31
The Incinerator Art Award is an annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms. Submissions are open for the non-acquisitive prize offering $14,000 in awards, including the first prize of $10,000. All shortlisted works will be exhibited in the Incinerator Gallery from 12 October to 1 December, with winners being announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, 11 October. Visit the website for more info or contact the gallery: (03)8325-1750.

Len Fox Painting Award
Entries close Friday April 26
Entries are now open for the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award, a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award to commemorate the life of Australian born painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915).
For more details visit www.castlemainegallery.com/lenfoxaward

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
Entries close Friday June 21
Now in its third year, the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women is seeking entries from women photographers of all ages, backgrounds and career levels. The only requirement is photographers must only use available light. First Prize is $5,000 and People’s Choice Award is $500.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2019
Entries close 5pm, Friday June 21
Entries are now open to artists from across Victoria for the $10,000 acquisitive award.
Visit the website for more information and to enter.

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2019
Entries close Monday June 10
All artists living and working in Australia are invited to submit entries for the 2019 prize. Acquisitive major prize $4,000. Finalists exhibition opens Aug 2. Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019
Entries close Sunday June 30
Call for Entries open. Visit the website for details and online entry.
Enquiries to friendsmanningvalley@gmail.com
Finalists exhibition Sept 7 to Oct 13 at Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.

Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship 2019
Entries close Wednesday May 1
The Victorian Artists’ Society is calling for entries from students working in the field of ‘Naturalistic Portraiture’ for the $5,000 biennial acquisitive art prize. Students must either be enrolled in an art course in a Tertiary Institute or a course of studies with an art school or qualified teachers recognised by the Trustee. Download entry form from website.

Olive Cotton Award
Entries close midnight, May 3
Entries are open for the 2019 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture. This is a $20,000 biennial national prize for excellence in photographic portraiture dedicated to the memory of photographer Olive Cotton. The winning work will be acquired for Tweed Regional Gallery’s Collection. Selected entrants from across Australia will be in show from 12 July to 22 September. Entries accepted online.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 6pm, Sunday September 15
A $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in its 16th year.
Online entries are now open. Visit the website for more information. E info@paddingtonartprize.com.au

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2019
Entries close Friday May 31
Entries are open for the annual Pro Hart Outback Art Prize acquisitive competition for works in any media, which reflect the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback. Exhibition July 19 to Sept 22 at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Sculpture on the Farm, Dungog
EOI’s close Monday May 20
Expressions of interest are open for the Sculpture on the Farm prize and exhibition at ‘Fosterton’ in Dungog on the October long weekend Oct 4 to 7. Seeking monumental works suitable for the paddocks, as well as smaller garden works and indoor artworks for display in the Main House Gallery and Tractor Shed. Terms and conditions and entry forms available on website.

Small Works Art Prize
Applications close midnight, Sunday May 26
(03) 8596-0173. info@brunswickstreetgallery.com.au  Brunswick Street Gallery is calling for entries for the Small Works Art Prize 2019. Entry is $45 per artwork for 35x35x35 or smaller. All entries exhibited. Prize pool $5,000: first prize $2,000, solo exhibitions in 2019 (more TBA).
For terms and conditions visit website, or contact the gallery.

STILL National Still Life Award 2019
Entries close Monday June 10
Entries are open for works in all mediums for this biennial acquisitive still life award, with over $20,000 in prize money to be awarded.
Finalist exhibition is on from Sept 20 to Nov 16 at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Details and entry form online.

Wingecarribee Landscape Prize
Entries close Wednesday May 1
Artists are invited by the Bowral & District Art Society to enter the 2019 prize for landscape.
The exhibition at Bowral Art Gallery will be held from May 18 to 26.
Visit the website for entry form and details. (02) 4861-4093.

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
Entries close Friday July 5
This $24,000 acquisitive award is open to Australian and international artists for an original, free-standing sculpture of up to 80cm, in any medium. Exhibition Oct 11 to Nov 3. Visit website for entry form and details.