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.


18/01/2017 - 18/12/2017
Lab.9 art contest
Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video.

15/12/2017
littleBIG Art Prize 2018
All works must be 203mm x 254mm (8 x 10 inches).  

18/12/2017
2018 Wearable Art Showcase
With more than $11,000 AUD in cash and prizes, we invite Local, national and international artists to create extravagant, revolutionary, provocative works of art on the body.

31/12/2017
"Portraits" International Call for Artists and Writers by ArtAscent
Art Competition Details |Theme: Portraits of people and animal tell such great stories. They evoke emotion. They suggest deeper meaning. They tell us about someone else, and maybe even ourselves....

31/12/2017
Apocalypse Prize
The purpose of this prize is to encourage interest in Medieval Art.

31/12/2017
Visual Arts Open Prize
All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize

08/01/2018
10th ALBANY ART PRIZE 2018
National Acquisitive Prize For Contemporary Australian Painting

10/01/2018
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 
A $25,000 acquisitive award for drawing.

12/01/2018
Collie Art Prize
The acquisitive first prize of $50,000 cash has been made possible thanks to the generous commitment of Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank.

14/01/2018
The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018
Open for entries to artists internationally. Entries may use any medium in a range of formats, including painting, photography, mixed media or sculpture.

26/01/2018
The John Glover Aquisitive Prize
The winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5000.

28/01/2018
Petite Pieces 2018
Open to international entries - It is an open call competition of artists of any skill level. There is no limit on style, theme or medium with the only requirement being that works must be 40 x 40 x 40 cm or smaller.

31/01/2018
40th Alice Prize 2018
Any artist working in Australia may enter.

09/02/2018
The Morris Art Prize
Only one piece can be entered per person. All entrants must complete, sign and submit the official entry form by the due date. The artwork cannot have been produced prior to 1st January 2017.

12/02/2018
Who is Looking at You? 2018
1st prize: solo exhibition in 2019

02/03/2018
Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize 2018
The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize (HACAP) is open to all Australian permanent citizens over 18 years of age. $20,000 First Prize (acquisitive)

05/03/2018
Milburn Art Prize
Prize: AUD 5000.00 All artwork must have been produced within the last 24 months. Size of the work: Work must not exceed 150cm (60") in height or width, with a depth of no more than 10cm and should be easily lifted by two people.

06/03/2018
Artist Opportunity | International Charity Art Exhibition - Twitter Art Exhibit
Artists are invited to donate a postcard of original art for the 2018 Twitter Art Exhibit (TAE18 AUS). The Exhibition will take place at the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra in April 2018.

08/03/2018
Moonee Valley Art Show
Victoria| Submission fee, payable to Gallery 247 at the time of entering - $5.00 per artwork

12/03/2018
2018 Mandorla Art Award
Entry is open to artists from all over Australia working in a range of mediums.

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