Aesthetica Art Prize
Entries close Friday 31 August 2018
The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world, hosted by Aesthetica Magazine. Submissions are now open to emerging and established artists for the two prizes; Main Art Prize and Emerging Art Prize. There are four categories for entry; Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize 2018
Entries close Wednesday October 3, 2018

Applications are open to emerging Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles for this major $50,000 award. Exhibition Nov 24 to Dec 9 at Glen Eira City Council Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry.

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2019
Entries close Wednesday January 9, 2019.
(02) 9704-5693.
A $25,000 acquisitive award for Drawing.
Exhibition March 3 to 29, 2018.
Visit website for details and entry form.

ANL Maritime Art Awards
Entries close Friday August 31, 2018
Exploring the theme of ‘the Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’.
Over $25,000 in prize money across five categories.

Birregurra Festival Weekend Art Show and Prize
Entries close Friday September 14, 2018
Artists are invited to enter the Birregurra Art Show Prize.
Categories include Drawing, Pastels, Watercolour, Acrylics, Oils, Photomedia, Printmaking and 3D works. Exhibition Oct 13 to 15.
Visit website for details and entry.

Burnie Print Prize
Entries close Friday October 5, 2018
Burnie Regional Art Gallery is calling artists to enter the 2019 Burnie Print Prize and is offering a major acquisitive award of $15,000.
Exhibition March 22 to May 5 2019.
Entry forms are available online. (03) 6430-5875.

Carstairs Prize
Entries close 23.59pm, Saturday September 1, 2018
The $3,000 Carstairs Prize is offered to an individual or group entry for the development and presentation of new work. This award aims to support a socially engaged art project that embraces participatory and collaborative experiences and brings participants into active dialogue with the artist(s), in order to involve audiences beyond the art community. Terms and conditions

Collins Place Gallery – Summer Salon
Entries close Friday September 21, 2018
Call for entries. A new opportunity is open for artists with a $10,000 prize pool on offer.
Exhibition Dec 1, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019.

Corangamarah Art Prize
Entries close Friday August 17, 2018
A $10,000 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes for 2D media except screen-based projections.
Con.ceit’18 exhibition Oct 7 to 28. Visit website for entry form and guidelines.

EMSLA – Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
Entries close Friday September 28, 2018
Painters over the age of 18 are invited to submit entries for the 12th Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.
First prize $20,000 non-acquisitive. Visit website for details and entry.

Evelyn Chapman Art Award
Entries close 5pm, Saturday September 15, 2018
S.H Ervin Gallery is calling for entries for a new $50,000 scholarship to be presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45.
Offered to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice internationally, or in Australia.

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2018
Entries close Wednesday September 5, 2018
Now in its 56th year, entries for the 2018 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award are open.
The ‘Open’ acquisitive award is worth $20,000 with over $30,000 of prizes to be won in many categories.
Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Nov 2 to Dec 13.
Visit the website to enter or email for more info.

Tina Havelock Stevens, LET’S GROOVE, 2017, HD Single Channel Video with Sound, duration: 8.51
Camera: Jackie Wolf. Sound Design: Tina Havelock Stevens. Audio Engineer: Liberty Kerr. Photograph: Document Photography
Courtesy the artist and Campbelltown Arts Centre

Grace Cossington Smith art award
Entries close Thursday August 31, 2018
A biennial award for two-dimensional artworks inspired by the theme ‘Making Connections’.
Prizes: $15,000 acquisitive; $2,500 early career; $2,500 local.
Visit the website for online entry.

Illustration Awards 2018
Entries close Friday 31 August, 2018
Illustrators Australia is calling for entries for the 6th Australia/New Zealand Illustrator Awards for 2018.
Visit the website to view the categories and details on how to enter.

John Copes Portrait Prize 2018
Entries close Wednesday September 5, 2018
Entries open. First prize $5,000.
Exhibition Sept 21 to Oct 1 at Bowral Art Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry form. (02) 4861-4093.

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018
Entries close Friday August 24, 2018
Artists are invited to enter the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018. A total prize pool of $50,000 is on offer.
First prize is an acquisitive cash prize of $25,000, and an additional $25,000 in acquisitions will be awarded to a selection of finalists.
Selected works will be exhibited at Gallery HOTA from Oct 20 to Nov 25.
See website for details and online entry.

Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition
Entries close Wednesday September 12, 2018
$7000 in prizes. Exhibition Sept 28 to Oct 1, sales on-line for additional month. Open to all 2-D artists, any medium. Judges Natalia Bradshaw and Therese Kenyon, Sydney artist, educator and writer. For updates, sign up to our mail list at

Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary – 42nd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale
Entries close Friday October 19, 2018
Entries are open for the 42nd Annual ‘Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary Art Exhibition’ Nov 2 to 5. Rotary Prize $2,000 with 5 highly commended ($100 each), People’s Choice Award of $500 and The Harry & Clare Friday Foundation Award for local (Mansfield Shire) artists of $1,500. Entry forms are available from the Art Show Secretary: Susan Swan, 130 Killarney lane, Boorolite, Victoria 3723. Ph: (03) 5777-5605, 0411-316-150. Email:

Mosman Art Prize
Entries close Monday September 10, 2018
Artists are invited to submit their entries for the 2018 Mosman Art Prize. Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious local government art award, an acquisitive award valued at $50,000. The annual exhibition of finalists will take place 26 September to 18 November at Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

Jumaadi, Some kind of record (detail), 2017, acrylic on found card index dividers, 119 x 99cm
Winner 2017 Mosman Art Prize. Photograph: Mark Heriot. Courtesy the artist and Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

9×5 Landscape Prize
Entries close Monday October 1, 2018
Waverley Woollahra Art School invites all artists to submit 9×5 works on plywood board. Entry fee $30 per entry (includes plywood board).
First prize $1,000, second prize $500. Visit website for details and entry.
(02) 9387-2461

The North Sydney Art Prize
Entries close midnight, Monday October 31, 2018
Submissions are open for The North Sydney Art Prize, a biennial arts event showcasing indoor and outdoor contemporary art at the iconic Coal Loader site at 2 Balls Head Drive Waverton on Sydney’s north side by artists from across Australia. Works in all mediums, created in the last two years are accepted. Prizes total $47,500 across seven categories with a major prize of $20,000. Exhibition March 2 to 17, 2019.
Visit website for details and entry.

Paddington Art Prize
Entry submissions extended to 6pm, Sunday August 19, 2018
A $30,000 national acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.The exhibition of national finalists and prize presentation will take place on Mon Sept 17. Defiance Gallery and Nock Art Foundation have initiated an additional non-acquisitive prize as part of the 2018 awards – two artists will be selected from the Paddington Art Prize submissions and each will be offered a three-week residency at Nock Art Foundation’s ‘Giverny’ in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Online submissions are now open. Visit the website for more information.

Portia Geach Memorial Award
Entries close midnight, Saturday September 8, 2018
Artists are invited to enter the $30,000 non-acquisitive Portia Geach Memorial Award for 2018. This is a portraiture prize for women awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’ Entries are accepted online only.

ROI Art Prize
Entries close Thursday November 1, 2018
The annual ROI Art Prize is calling for entries from emerging and established artists to submit original artworks including painting, limited edition printmaking, photography and drawing. First prize is $10,000 and People’s Choice $1,000. The winning work is acquired for display in the ROI Apartments complex located in North Fitzroy, Melbourne.

Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2018
Entries close midnight, Friday September 14, 2018
Entries are now open for the $50,000 non-acquisitive award for realistic portraiture.
Visit website for entry details.

Undercurrent Emerging Artist Prize
Entries close Friday September 14, 2018
‘Undercurrent’ is ArtsCape’s inaugural emerging artist prize, which aims to showcase local artists from the beautiful and remote Cradle Coast on the northwest coast of Tasmania. ArtsCape encourages all members of the region to enter their artworks, works in all forms of visual art will be considered.