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.


24/06/2017
Matthew Flinders Fine Art prize 2017
It's open to all mediums and all ages. Now in its 19th year. $5000 first prize; $2000 second prize; $500 highly commended (2) and $500 people's choice.

26/06/2017
The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout the municipality, as well as regularly featuring in Manningham Art Gallery exhibitions.

29/06/2017
Ravenswood Women's Art Prize
There are two categories, including a $35,000 prize-the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.

30/06/2017
Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition
For students in Australian schools Years 9-10. Theme: Mates - the contribution of the ANZAC horses and riders in World War 1.

30/06/2017
Meneghetti International Art Prize
Paticipation is open to artists of all nationalities, without distinction of age. Only original works can be submitted.

03/07/2017
The Griffin Art Prize 2017
Who can enter: All UK based artists graduated B.A or above since and including 2010, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2017 by submitting images of 4 recent works, artists statement and CV.

07/07/2017
Manning Art Prize 2017
Entries must have been completed within two years prior to the exhibition and not exhibited in any other competition or any Regional Gallery within a 200 km radius of Taree.

07/07/2017
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2017 Key dates Entries close 14 October to 5 November: Exhibition of finalists. Now extended to 3 weeks! With prizes totalling $24,000 (including the main acquisitive award of $20,000)  the...

31/07/2017
Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
Entries must represent any aspect of the sport of fly fishing and can be in any media including sculpture, rods, reels, knives, nets, river landscapes, fish paintings, bags - anything.

31/07/2017
BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER 2017
Germanys biggest international open young artist award BLOOOM Award

31/07/2017
Story writing and art competition (SWAC)
Victorian Residents. | Open to current and ex-servicemen and women (including National Service, Peacemakers and Peacekeepers), their spouses, widows, eligible children and grandchildren (over the age of 18), who reside in Victoria.

04/08/2017
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
The Black Swan Prize is one of Australia's richest Portraiture Prizes

15/08/2017
9th International Drawing Biennale
The 9th International Drawing Biennale is proudly hosted by the Polish Art Foundation.

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

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.

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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