Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize
Entries close Tuesday May 1.
$20,000 first prize plus $13,000 minor prizes including Young Artist Prize. All media, all ages.
Represent the essence and fragility of the Park Lands in urban spaces. Finalist exhibition Adelaide Festival Centre July 5.
Details and entry online.

Artentwine Sculpture Biennial 2018
Entries close Thursday May 31.
The 2018 Artentwine Sculpture Biennial now offers a major prize of $20,000 to the winning Sculptor of the West Tamar Council Acquisitive Sculpture. Exhibition Oct to Nov. Visit website for online entry.

Camden Art Prize 43rd Annual Exhibition & Competition
Entries close Friday April 13. SYD
The Camden Art Prize Committee invite entries from painters, sculptors and photographers for the exhibition from May 4 to 11. An acquisitive prize and awards totalling $12,500. For further details call (02) 4655-1144, (02) 4655-9695, or visit the website.

the churchie national emerging art prize
Entries open Monday April 23 to Wednesday May 30.
A non-acquisitive award for Australian emerging artists in all media.
Exhibition Sept 8 to Nov 4 at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
Visit website for details.

Far West Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Prize (FWATSIAP)
Entries close Monday April 2. NSW
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation and West Darling Arts invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists residing in the Far West region of NSW to submit entries for FWATSIAP. Sponsored by Maari Ma, prizes will be awarded in three Categories.

Fleurieu Biennale 2018
Entries close Friday March 30.
A $25,000 non-acquisitive prize + $3,000 People’s Choice, responding to the theme ‘A Sense of Place’.
Two and three dimensional works accepted. Exhibition June 16 July 22.
Visit website for details or email

Geelong contemporary art prize
Entries close 5pm, March 23. VIC
The ‘Geelong contemporary art prize’ aims to foster Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. It is a biennial acquisitive award offering a prize of $30,000, with the winning work to become part of the gallery’s collection. Open to artists living and working in Australia.

Hadley’s Art Prize
Entries close Friday May 18.
This award is a $100,000 acquisitive Australian landscape prize.
Exhibition 21 July to 25 August at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart.
Apply online.

Just Art – charity visual arts competition
Entries close Thursday May 31.
The Law Society of New South Wales invites entries for original artworks which relate to the theme of ‘justice’.
Finalists will be exhibited at a fundraising event in Sydney in support of The Butterfly Foundation.
Details and entry form can be found on the website.

Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition
Entries open Wednesday August 15 to Wednesday September 12.
$7000 in prizes. Exhibition Sept 28 to Oct 1, sales on-line for additional month. Open to all 2-D artists, any medium. Judges Felicity Fenner, international contemporary art curator; Therese Kenyon, Sydney artist, educator and writer. For updates, sign up to our mail list at

Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2018
Entries close Monday June 11. QLD
Acquisitive major prize $4000.
Finalists exhibition opens Aug 3, 2018.
Visit website for terms and conditions, applications and submission.

National Works on Paper 2018
Entries close Friday April 6. VIC
This biennial exhibition aims to to support and promote contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper.
Up to $50,000 in acquisitions and awards. Exhibition July 20 to Sept 9, 2018.
(03) 5975-4395.
Visit website for details.

Paddington Art Prize
Entries close 5pm, Friday August 17.
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.
Online submissions are now open. Visit the website for more information.

Paul Guest Art Prize 2018
Entries close 4pm, Monday April 16.
Non-acquisitive $15,000 cash drawing prize.
Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery June 30 to Sept 9.
Visit website for details.

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2018
Entries open Monday April 2 to Friday June 15.
This an annual acquisitive competition showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.
Exhibition Aug 3 to Sept 23 at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Entries close midday, Tuesday 17 April.
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories: Professional Artist $35,000, the richest professional art prize for women in Australia and the Emerging Artist $5,000. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 15 June.

Sculpture in the Paddock
Entries close Friday May 4.
Submissions are open for the outdoor sculpture event at Shaw Vineyard Estate, Murrumbateman in the Canberra wine region from Sept 22 to Oct 7. Over $20,000 in prize money is on offer. Visit the website for details and entry.

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

Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia – Lionel Gell Art Awards 2018
Entries close Sunday July 1. VIC
Entries are now open for two-dimensional paintings and drawings of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars in an Australian, historic, or romantic setting. An acquisitive $10,000 prize pool. Exhibition at Sherbrooke Gallery, Victoria July 28 to August 12, 2018.

Stanthorpe Art Prize
Entries close Wednesday April 4. QLD
(07) 4681-1874.
The biennial Stanthorpe Art Prize offers $40,000 in prizes, including the first prize of $25,000.
Works in all mediums are invited. Exhibition is in June 2018.
Visit website for details and entry form.

Tasmanian Portraiture Prize
Entries close Tuesday 31 July
Artists under the age of 30 are invited to enter works in any medium.
A total prize pool of $13,000 is on offer with the winner receiving $10,000 and a trip for two to the Archibald Prize exhibition in Sydney.

Travelling Quilting Challenge Triennial
Entries close Wednesday May 30
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park is calling for entries for the inaugural Travelling Quilting Challenge Triennial, which will travel to seven venues across NSW and QLD. Prize: $1800 Janome Sewing Machine.
(02) 6729-4147, 0417-703-279.

Wingecarribee Drawing Prize
Entries close Wednesday May 2.
Artists are invited by the Bowral & District Art Society to enter the 2018 inaugural drawing prize.
The exhibition at Bowral Art Gallery will be held from May 18 to 27.
Visit the website for entry form and details. (02) 4861-4093.