Art Competitions | Awards

Competitions for Artists

A listing of Art Competitions and Art Awards in closing date order. Calendar for Artists also provides a listing in closing date order of Art Exhibitions, Art Festivals, and Artist Residencies.

Act - Belong - Commit Canning Art Awards
The City's annual prestigious Canning Art Awards provides upcoming artists, both youth and adults with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes. City of Canning - 1317 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107

The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout the municipality, as well as regularly featuring in Manningham Art Gallery exhibitions.

Lab.8 art contest
Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video.

Ravenswood Women's Art Prize
There are two categories, including a $35,000 prize-the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.

"Abstract" International Call for Artists and Writers by ArtAscent
Reveal your most ABSTRACT thoughts.

2017 Brisbane Art Prize
THE CREATIVE BRIEF: Create an art work based on the concept Concept:  the meaning of life—its significance, purpose, and ultimate fate— as a central world concept that has been questioned...

2017 Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize
The Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize is one of the largest NSW country art shows and a major annual event on the cultural calendar of Singleton. It features a...

Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition
For students in Australian schools Years 9-10. Theme: Mates - the contribution of the ANZAC horses and riders in World War 1.

Meneghetti International Art Prize
Paticipation is open to artists of all nationalities, without distinction of age. Only original works can be submitted.

The Griffin Art Prize 2017
Who can enter: All UK based artists graduated B.A or above since and including 2010, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2017 by submitting images of 4 recent works, artists statement and CV.

Archibald Prize 2017
The artist must have been resident in Australia or New Zealand for the eligibility period:

Manning Art Prize 2017
Entries must have been completed within two years prior to the exhibition and not exhibited in any other competition or any Regional Gallery within a 200 km radius of Taree.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2017 Key dates Entries close 14 October to 5 November: Exhibition of finalists. Now extended to 3 weeks! With prizes totalling $24,000 (including the main acquisitive award of $20,000)  the...

The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
Entry is open to all Australian and International artists at all levels. Artists can enter multiple times.

Science Inspires Art: OCEAN
Seeking compelling, dynamic, and/or provocative 2D images of original art in any media made by artists and scientists.

The Perth Royal Art Show
The 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show has announced the launch of its new art prize, the Perth Royal Art Prize with a substantial prize pool of $23,500, including a First Prize of $20,000.

2017 Cliftons Art Prize
The competition concludes with an awards evening, where a local artist at each Cliftons location will receive an award of AUD$2,000. Winners will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Cliftons Art Prize, an award of AUD$10,000.

Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
Entries must represent any aspect of the sport of fly fishing and can be in any media including sculpture, rods, reels, knives, nets, river landscapes, fish paintings, bags - anything.

Germanys biggest international open young artist award BLOOOM Award

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