Awards

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2022
Entries close midnight, Wednesday January 12, 2022.
(02) 9704-5693.
adelaideperrygallery@plc.nsw.edu.au
This prize is a $25,000 acquisitive award for Drawing. The exhibition of finalist works will be on display at Adelaide Perry Gallery in Croydon NSW 2132, from February 25 to March 25, 2022. Visit the website for details and entry form; plc.sydney/perryprize2022.

The 67th Blake Prize
The 67th Blake Prize is calling for contemporary artists both nationally and internationally to enter works, which respond to themes of faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non-belief. Finalists’ exhibition March 12 to May 22, 2022 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre NSW 2170. Visit the website for details; www.casulapowerhouse.com.

Biblio Art Prize 2021
Entries close the end of October, 2021
The Biblio Art Prize is an art initiative hosted by Blarney Books & Art in Victoria. National and international artists from amateur to professional, young and old, are invited to enter. By submitting a one-off payment of $25, artists will be allocated with one book title. Each title is a pre-selected work of fiction by an Australian author. Participating artists will read their book for inspiration and respond with an artwork created in any medium. Book copies can be obtained from any source and do not need to be purchased from Blarney Books & Art. In 2021, the Biblio Art Prize is supporting Australian authors whose book sales have been impacted by COVID-19. Artworks will be selected in November for display in the Summer exhibition. There is a Grand Prize of $2,000, which will be awarded by independent judges to the winning work, as well as announcing a range of other prizes. Visit the website to find out how to enter and receive your book title; blarneybooks.com.au.

Burwood Art Prize
Entries have been extended and now close 5pm, Monday November 1, 2021
The Burwood Art Prize has been postponed until early 2022 due to the impact of COVID-19 in Sydney. This year’s Burwood Art Prize is accepting paintings and digital-still medium. The total prize pool is $13,500 and includes Burwood Art Prize $10,000 (acquisitive), New and Emerging Artist $2,500 (acquisitive) and People’s Choice $1,000 (non-acquisitive). Entry is free. Refer to Council’s website for further details; burwood.nsw.gov.au/burwoodartprize.

Ceramic Break Triennial Sculpture Prize
Entries close Sunday July 31, 2022
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park features over 30 sculptures on display across three bushwalks and three dedicated art galleries. Sculptors are invited to submit up to three entries for selection as finalists for Ceramic Break acquisitive prize for sculpture. 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. Enter online; cbreaksculpturepark.com.au.

Darling Portrait Prize
Entries close 11.55pm (AEDT), Monday January 10, 2022
Entries are open for the 2022 Darling Portrait Prize, a national award, which celebrates Australian portrait painting, and honours the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015), who was instrumental in establishing the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. In 2022, the winner will receive $75,000 and be exhibited with the finalists at the National Portrait Gallery ACT, from June 24 to October 9, 2022. Paintings completed on or after July 1, 2019, are invited. Be sure to read the terms and conditions and eligibility criteria before applying; portrait.gov.au.

Glover Prize 2022
Entries close 6pm (AEST), Friday January 28, 2022
The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) has become one of Australia’s most significant awards for landscape painting. The annual acquisitive prize, which is open to national and international artists, is awarded to a work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. The winner will receive $50,000 and a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5,000. All other finalist entries will be in the running for the non-acquisitive People’s Choice Award of $3,000, Children’s Choice Award of $500 and the Hanger’s Choice Award of $500. The exhibition of finalists’ paintings will be open to the public from March 12 to 20, 2022, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania. Details and entry available online; johnglover.com.au.

John Copes Prize for Watercolour Painting
Entries close 4pm, Wednesday November 3, 2021
Artists are invited to submit entries for the 2021 John Copes Prize for Watercolour Painting. First Prize $3,000, Second Prize $600 and Third Prize $400. People’s Choice $200. Exhibition Nov 20 to Dec 5 at Bowral Art Gallery NSW 2576. All works will be for sale (two entries only per artist). Go online for more details or call (02) 4861-4093; www.bdasgallery.com/entryforms.

M16 Artspace Drawing Prize
Entries close 11.59pm, Sunday October 24, 2021
Entries are open for the M16 Artspace Drawing Prize 2021. The M16 Drawing Prize invites drawings in either traditional drawing media and techniques, or non-traditional works that extend the understanding of what drawing may be within contemporary art practice. Main Prize $10,000, People’s Choice Award $1,000, Delta Cleaning Services Award $500, Local Artist Award receives a $500 Braddon Framing Store voucher plus $390 Megalo Class voucher. The exhibition of finalists will be on display at M16 Artspace in Canberra ACT from November 25 to December 10. Visit the website for terms and conditions, fees, and entry portal; m16artspace.com.au.

Maldon Portrait Prize 2022 – I Be Human
Entries close Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Entries are open for the Maldon Portrait Prize 2022 – I Be Human. Prizes: $5,000 Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media, and $500 People’s choice award for the Online winner – February 5 to 13, 2022. $5,000 Photography Prize, and $500 People’s Choice award for the Online winner – Feb 19 to 27, 2022. Visit the website for more information and entry form; www.maldonartistnetwork.org.au.

Mandorla Art Award
Entries close Friday March 18, 2022
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. Entries are open for works, which respond to the theme ‘Metamorphosis – a profound or radical change’. The biannual Mandorla Art Award is a $25,000 acquisitive prize with two highly commended non-acquisitive awards of $5,000 each, the Patricia Toohey Painting Award of $5,000 and $2,000 for the People’s Choice Award. ‘In our pandemic world people have been forced to change their behaviour, work habits, eating habits, socialising rituals, and many other aspects of life. In our contemporary world, environmental changes affect oceans, land and humankind.’ Go online to read theme commentaries, terms and conditions, eligibility and to enter; mandorlaart.com.

Mosman Art Prize
Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health orders and restrictions, the Mosman Art Prize will not proceed this year; mosmanartgallery.org.au.

Sony World Photography Awards
Various closing dates
Entries are open for the Sony World Photography Awards inviting photographers from around the world to be in the running to win prizes across four individual competitions, each with their own closing dates and categories. Youth entries close on various dates in 2021 (available online). Student entries close November 30, 2021. Open entries close January 7, 2022. Professional entries close January 14, 2022. The Sony World Photography Awards are run by the World Photography Organisation whose ‘purpose is to raise the level of conversation around photography worldwide, through a year-round programme of exhibitions, awards and competitions.’ Visit the website for more information about prizes, entry, eligibility requirements and fees; worldphoto.org

The North Sydney Art Prize
Entries close Tuesday November 30, 2021
Artists are invited to enter interior and exterior artworks for exhibition across the renowned Coal Loader site at 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton NSW 2060, from May 14 to 29, 2022. Visit the website for details and online entry; northsydney.nsw.gov.au/artprize.

Tom Bass Prize 2022
Entries close Friday November 19, 2021
Entries are open for the Tom Bass Prize for figurative sculpture. This prize is open to professional and non-professional sculptors aged 16+ years. Prizes are non-acquisitive and there is a total of $26,000 in prize money in the pool. Enter online; tombassprize.com