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.

Annual arts grants program
Grants and residencies are open to artists across Australia – but the outcome must be activated within the City of Melbourne municipality.

Whyalla Art Prize
“The Whyalla Art Prize is a biennial prize open to all Australian residents for wall-based artwork in any medium other than photography.

The meaning of visual beauty has been different in different cultures and geography. It is also based on human experience and history; and it is still transforming. You are invited to...

d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards
The d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards Exhibition takes place in Queensland, Australia from June 28 to July 9 and is open to local and interstate artists.

Luxembourg Art Prize
The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of unknown artists by providing them with professional art gallery space, first as part of a group exhibition showcasing the finalists for the Prize and then as a solo exhibition for the winner.

The Moth Art Prize 2017
The international art & literature magazine, The Moth, which features poetry, interviews, fiction and art – from the likes of Cesar Santos, Michael Carson and Lu Cong – is inviting artists worldwide to enter The Moth Art Prize.

The competition is open to everyone, 18 years and older, professional and amateur artists alike. Entries* must be in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 pixels, and under 2MB.

2017 Lumen Prize
Welcoming submissions from March 22, The Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology. Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money and is committed to supporting and widening the opportunities for artists working with technology.

Finding Freedom
Competition is Australia wide and open to all ages, 2D or 3D works.

Castaways Sculpture Awards 2017
The Awards combines the theme of recycling and environmental awareness with the creative re-use of materials and innovative sculpture.

Incinerator Art Award
Entry is open to artists living and working in Australia. Artists must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Indoor and outdoor works are accepted, the gallery can accommodate for a variety of sizes.

2017 Stencil Art Prize
The Stencil Art Prize began in 2009 and was originally known as the Australian Stencil Art Prize which accepted stencils from Australian artists only. In 2013 we expanded to accept international artists. The prize exhibits shortlisted finalists in Sydney each year and aims to recognise and reward stencil artists. It is an acquisitive art prize

Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize 2017
Must NOT exceed the size limit of 1.22m x 1.22m (not including frame) Open to any Australian or international artist. The entered work must be new and completed in the 12 months prior to 1st June.

Iris Award 2017
The IRIS Award is an international prize recognising new and outstanding portraiture in photographic art.

10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair
New York s Largest Independent Exhibition | Application Fee: $35 - No Additional Charges Fair Dates: Every Weekend in September 2017

2017 CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE: con.ceit'17
A $7,500 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes.

The Agendo Art Award for young emerging artists 2017
The Agendo Art Award for young emerging artists 2017 is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000 conducted by Camberwell Grammar School open to Australian residents. Artists must be aged 35 or under at the date of submission of artworks.

The Parkin Drawing Prize 2017
New Zealand artists only

The Sunny Art Prize
The competition is open for all artists from around the world. We accept paintings, sculptures, original prints, photography, ceramics and jewellery.

The Sunny Art Prize
The group exhibitions will be held at the Sunny Art Centre in London, as well as our partners’ galleries. This includes the Haidian District Art Centre in Beijing, Chen Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the AIP Art Centre in Guangzhou or the Blanc Art Gallery in Macau.

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