Awards


Awards

ACMD Research Week Art Prize 2019
Entries close Friday July 19.
Artists are invited to submit works for the 2019 ACMD Research Week Art Prize, an acquisitive award of $2,000. Artists are asked to respond to the theme ‘art in science, science in art’. Exhibition Aug 1 to 30, with opening night on Tuesday August 6.
Visit website for details.

Agendo 2019
Entries close Thursday June 27.
A $10,000 non-acquisitive prize for young emerging artists (under 35) for painting, works on paper, sculpture, object based and new technologies. Supported by Camberwell Grammar School. Exhibition Aug 8 to 14 at David Williams Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry form. Call (03) 9835-1742 or email agendo@cgs.vic.edu.au

Albert Park College Art Show
Entries close 5pm, Monday September 16.
Expressions of Interest are open for the 9th annual curated art show for two and three dimensional works from professional and student artists. Prize pool $6,000. Exhibition Oct 18 to 20.
Trudy Rice 0410-596-415, or email apcollegeartshow@gmail.com
Visit website for more info. 

Andor Meszaros Sculpture Prize
Entries close Monday June 24.
Call for entries from emerging sculptors with fewer than ten years experience.
Visit website for information and entry form.

ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition
Entries close Friday August 30.
Exploring the theme of ‘the Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’. Offering $27,000 in prize money across traditional, contemporary and emerging categories. Finalists exhibition Oct 4 to 20.
artprize@missiontoseafarers.com.au

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships
Applications close Sunday June 30.
Applications are open for The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Each scholarship includes – for twelve months of overseas study, a tax-exempt stipend equivalent to US$50,000, plus return airfares and institutional fees. Call (08) 8302-0870 or email samstagmuseum@unisa.edu.au

Banyule Award for Works on Paper
Entries close Sunday June 30
Entries are open to all artists in Australia for the 2019 Banyule Art Award for Works on Paper. Artworks should respond to the theme of ‘Threshold’, in consideration of current social, cultural or environmental issues. The prize pool of $13,000 offers a main prize of $10,000. Exhibition Aug 28 to Oct 19. Applications available online. arts@banyule.vic.gov.au

Belle Property Bowral Prize
Entries close 4pm, Wednesday July 17
Entries are open for the 2019 Belle Property Bowral Prize – ‘My Highland Home’. Sponsored by Belle Property Bowral, the awards include a first prize of $4,000, second prize $1,000 and Peoples Choice $200.  Contact (02) 4861-4093.

the churchie national emerging art prize
Entries close Sunday July 14
This award is a non-acquisitive prize for Australian emerging artists working in all media. Artists from across Australia are invited to enter. The overall winner is rewarded a $15,000 cash prize. The finalist exhibition is at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane from Sept 10 to 21. Visit website for details.

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.

EMSLA – Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
Entries close Friday September 27
Call for entries for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award. First prize $20,000 non-acquisitive. Finalist exhibition is on view Nov 8 to Dec 1. Visit website for details and entry.

FAC Open Exhibition 2019
Online applications close Sunday July 28.
Call for entries for the FAC Open Exhibition 2019 invited from Visual Artists, Sculptors, Photographers, Digital & Video Artists, Graphic Designers and Textile and Installation Artists to explore the theme of ‘Women in Art’. Win $1,000 and your own exhibition and opening event at the FAC.
Opening Event: Friday August 9, 6pm. Entry $16.
Enquiries (03) 9784-1896.

Georges River Art Prize 2019
Entries open Monday July 1 to Friday August 30.
Calling for entries for the Georges River Art Prize 2019. Hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery offering a prize pool over $20,000. Exhibition 26 Oct to 30 Jan 2020.
Visit website for details and entry. 

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019
Entries close Monday July 1.
Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Total prizes $26,000 including the Major award of $15,000. The finalists exhibition is on from Sept 21 Nov 17 at Hazelhurst Arts Centre. Visit website for details and to enter online.

Hornsby Art Prize
Entries close Saturday August 3.
Celebrating the tenth anniversary, the Hornsby Art Prize is calling for entries.
Prizes worth over $23,000 are on offer. Visit the website for more information.

The Lester Prize
Entries close Friday 19 July and Youth Prize entries close Friday July 26.
Entries are now open for The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture newly named The Lester Prize for Portraiture.

Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize
Entries close Sunday August 11.
Entries are open for the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2019.
Visit website for details.
gallery@noosa.qld.gov.au

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.

Mosman Art Prize 2019
Entries close 26 August 2019
Entries are open for the 2019 Mosman Art Prize. Established in 1947 it is one of the longest running and most prestigious local government art awards in Australia. This annual award is $50,000 acquisitive award for painting, sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council. Each year the winning artwork becomes part of the important Mosman Art Collection of modern and contemporary works reflecting developments in Australian art practice over the last half a century. The exhibition of finalists will be on view 11 September to 27 October at Mosman Art Gallery, NSW. In addition to the major prize the award includes the Margaret Olley Commendation Award, Allan Gamble Award, Guy Warren Emerging Artists’ Award, and Viewers’ Choice Award.

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.

9×5 Landscape Prize
Entries open August 8 to October 1.
Waverley Woollahra Art School invites all artists to submit 9×5 works on plywood board. First prize $1,000, second prize $500. Visit the website for details and entry.
Call (02) 9387-2461 or email  info@wwas.org.au

Northern Beaches Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Monday 24 June
The Northern Beaches Art Prize is a non-acquisitive prize with over $27,000 to be awarded across four categories: General, Small Sculpture, Waste-to-Art, and Youth. Two exhibitions will be held at the Creative Space, North Curl Curl, August to September. Visit the website for more information and to enter.

NOW Contemporary Art Prize
Entries close Sunday August 25.
Entries are open for the NOW Contemporary Art Prize, a biennial visual arts award offering a $10,000 first prize, open to artists 16 years and over who are permanent residents of Australia. The finalists will be exhibited at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra from Oct 5 to Nov 23.

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

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2019
Sculpture among the Tulips
Applications close Friday August 23.
Applications are open for the 12th annual Tesselaar Sculpture Prize for outdoor sculpture. This is a $20,000 acquisitive award. The exhibition of finalists will take place as part of the Tesselaar Tulip Festival from Sept 14 to Oct 13. Guidelines and applications are available from the curator Mark Cowie via email artservices@skymesh.com.au or P.O Box 1086, Daylesford, VIC, 3460. 

Western Sydney University Sculpture Award 2020
Entries close Friday September 6.
Artists are invited to submit work for inclusion in the ninth Western Sydney Sculpture Award valued at $30,000. The exhibition will be held at the Campbelltown Campus from May 1 to 31, 2020.
Visit the website, call (02) 4620-3450, or email monica.mcmahon@westernsydney.edu.au for information and application. 

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2019
Entries close Wednesday July 10.
Entries are open for the annual Bowness Photography Prize, offering a $30,000 acquisitive first prize. All film-based and digital work from amateurs and professionals is accepted. There are no thematic restrictions. Exhibition Oct 5 to Nov 17.

Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists – (NAVA)
Applications close Sun July 21.
The Windmill Trust Scholarship is calling for entries from rural and regional artists. Grants can be applied for up to $10,000. Visit websites for details www.nava.net.au/nava-grants  orwindmilltrust.org.au Email nava@visualarts.net.au

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.

Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2019
Entries close Friday July 5.
Submissions are invited for the Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2019.
Exhibition Oct 13 to Dec 8. Download entry form www.yering.com/visit-yering-station/art-gallery
Call (03) 9730-0102 or email artgallery@yering.com


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