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.


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.

28/01/2018
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.

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

12/02/2018
WYNDHAM ART PRIZE 2018
Wyndham Art Prize offers local and emerging artists a chance to exhibit alongside of the most prominent artists in the country.

15/02/2018
The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
For the purposes of this prize, ‘painting’ is defined as a work painted in a liquid medium and applied to a rigid support. Works on paper and works under glass are not accepted. There is no theme. There are no size restrictions, however works must be able to be lifted by two people.

28/02/2018
Visual Art Open 2018
All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, to win cash prizes of £1,000, plus a solo exhibition, and mentoring package.

02/03/2018
2018 The Calleen Art Award
The Calleen Art Award is open to persons over 18 years, living and professionally based in Australia.

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

09/03/2018
Magenta Artists Art & Photography Show
Open Art and Photography Show open Australia Wide. $9000 in prize money.

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

12/03/2018
HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk 2018 10th Anniversary
HIDDEN – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that provides artists with the opportunity to showcase their work in Australia’s most historic and culturally significant cemetery.

14/03/2018
YICCA Art contest - International competition for artists
Internationality and networking make this art call a huge opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize and have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an art gallery of a European city.

16/03/2018
David Bryce Rural Art Award
The Award is opened to all Australian residents who live in rural or regional Australia.

30/03/2018
The Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize
The winning artwork will receive AU$25,000.

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