Upcoming Art Prizes and Awards

DarlingDarling Portrait Prize
Closes: July 2019
It’s time to start thinking about who you should paint for the National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize. The winner will receive $75,000. Paintings must be completed on or after 1 September 2018.


National PhotoNational Photographic Portrait Prize
Closes: 23 October 2018
Time to get snapping as entries are now open for this premier photography prize. There is $50,000 in cash and other prizes up for grabs.


BlacktownBlacktown City Art Prize
Closes: 9 October 2018
Now in its 23rd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize with cash prizes of $20,000. Artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.

Georges RiverGeorges River Artist in Residence 
Closes: 28 September 2018
Applications closing soon for the Georges River Artist in Residence award. The award is open to a range of art forms and practices for up to 3 months, between November 2018 – December 2020.

BorgThe Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Closes: 28 September 2018
$50,000 non-acquisitive prize for realistic portraiture. Enter Now!



National ArtNational Art School Dobell Prize 
Closes: 31 October 2018
This $30,000 acquisitive award and major exhibition explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.



Paul Guest Prize
Closes: 9 September 2018




Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award
Closes: 12 September 2018



EvelynNational Trust Everlyn Chapman
Closes: 15 September 2018




AME BaleThe A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize
Closes: 3 October 2018



More Art Prizes

2018 Mosman Art Prize — Closes: 10 September 2018
Whitsunday Coast Airport Indigenous Art Competition — Closes: 10 Sep 2018
Kangaroo Valley Art Prize & Exhibition — Closes: 12 Sep 2018
2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize — Closes: 14 Sep 2018
Megalo International Print Prize — Closes: 23 Sep 2018
9×5 Landscape Prize 2018 — Closes: 2 Oct 2018
50th National Pottery Competition 2018 — Closes: 9 Oct 2018
Tom Malone Prize — Closes: 19 Oct 2018
North Sydney Art Prize — Closes: 31 Oct 2018
Emma Hack Art Prize — Closes: 22 Jan 2019
Glover Prize — Closes: 25 Jan 2019
The Alice Prize National Contemporary Art Award — Closes: 16 Feb 2019
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize — Closes: 23 Mar 2019

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