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.


28/04/2017
EJ Mantova Memorial Art Competition
NSW Closing date for works to be delivered to Bellingen Showgrounds is Tuesday April 28, 2017 between 4pm and 7pm.

28/04/2017
Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award
open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks.

28/04/2017
The KILGOUR PRIZE
The KILGOUR PRIZE is open to all Australians (citizens of Australia or residents for at least twelve months).

29/04/2017
Camden Art Prize
Prizes total $11500, plus winning entry, selected from all Sections, acquisitive up to $3000.

30/04/2017
Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart
To be held annually, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart celebrates painting and drawing by Australian artists over the age of eighteen.

30/04/2017
NATIONAL OBI ART PRIZE
The Theme for 2017 is RESPECT and the social issues you can choose from to create a positive work

30/04/2017
Sculpture on the Edge Awards.
There are several awards with the major award of $5000 sponsored by Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

15/05/2017
2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

15/05/2017
The Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards 2017
)pen to artists nationally with the categories of Painting, Works on Paper (including digital drawing), Photography and 3D.

17/05/2017
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017
Total prize and awards pool over $120,000 . Entrants must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident, and resident of the State of Victoria

19/05/2017
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award
the award and exhibition continue to present the best works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists

22/05/2017
Black and White
All photo-based capture methods and processes are welcome.

29/05/2017
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.

31/05/2017
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.

31/05/2017
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.

01/06/2017
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.

16/06/2017
2017 CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE: con.ceit'17
A $7,500 acquisitive prize plus two additional non-acquisitive prizes.

16/06/2017
The Parkin Drawing Prize 2017
New Zealand artists only

20/06/2017
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.

24/06/2017
Matthew Flinders Fine Art Prize 2017
Fine art competition for all ages, any subject, any medium. $5000 first prize, $2000 second prize, $500 Highly Commended ( 2) and People's Choice Award.

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