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.


18/08/2017
Clayton Utz Art Award
Queensland based artists.

18/08/2017
Gippsland Print Award
The winning work will be automatically acquired by the Gippsland Art Gallery. FIRST PRIZE $5,000 (ACQUISITIVE)

21/08/2017
iPhone Imagery
The camera phone (and iPhone in particular) is a great tool to capture reality or to recreate it as you choose. We’re looking for your version of a reality —...

27/08/2017
Mission to Seafarers ANL Art Award and Exhibition
All 2017 submissions will be able to be viewed in our online gallery and are available for purchase! Artists have generously submitted their artwork for sale and 33% of all proceeds raised will go towards the charitable work of the Mission to Seafarers.

31/08/2017
Hay Bale Challenge
Artworks must be transportable and available to be displayed outside in York (in Western Australia) during the festival.

01/09/2017
2017 Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize
The Graeme Hildebrand Foundation has decided to focus on holding this 2017 Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize which will be a "Grand Finale" - Major Art Exhibition for Young Artists in October 2017 which will give the successful award winners an opportunity to enhance their artistic skills in the World of Art.

03/09/2017
The Paddington Art Prize
The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

06/09/2017
Life Abstracted Online
Open to Australian residents. All artworks must be original (owned by the artist) and created in the previous two years.

15/09/2017
St Johns Southgate 2017 Art Prize
VIC | A non -acquisitive art award with a total prize money of $4,500. Works in all media are invited, except video and installation art.

23/09/2017
Digital Stills
ARTfest Digital throws out a challenge to all digital artists and short film makers to explore Escape ARTfest’s 2017 theme “SPARK”.

15/11/2017
Eleanor Worthington Prize
for students in tertiary education

28/11/2017
Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Works submitted must have been completed from 2016 and must be the original uncopied work of the artist.

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



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