Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition


Name of Competition: Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition

Closing Date: August 31st 2021

Art Competition Details
The Mission to Seafarers’ Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for nineteen years and is returning once again in 2021.

Last year more than 200 entries were received and 107 were shortlisted from a highly competitive field – including a greater number of emerging artists than previous years – all of whom responded to the theme ‘The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’. The jury were impressed with the high standard and diversity of entries, ranging from traditional to contemporary mixed media.

The annual event is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV).

Entrants compete in five categories – Maritime Art Award, Best Traditional, Runner-Up, Emerging Artist and People’s Choice Award.
$10,000 Maritime Art Award
$5,000 Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award
$1,000 Emerging Artist Award
$2,000 People’s Choice Award
$2,000 Runner-Up Award

Entries Open: Saturday 1st May to Tuesday 31st August
Exhibition Opening Night and Awards Ceremony: Thursday 30th September
Exhibition Open: Friday 1st to Sunday 17th October 12pm-8pm

Who may enter? Open to anyone around the world

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