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The annual Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) began in 1955. Since then, it has become the Northern Beaches’ most prestigious art competition. 

Entries now open 

Entries close 5pm, Monday 24 June (artists selected for Round 2 will be listed on the website on Tuesday 16 July)

Checklist

  • You may enter a maximum of 3 works (complete a separate online entry form and payment for each entry)
  • Write an artist statement (150 words) for each entry
  • Include up to three (3) great high quality photos of your work - get them ready to upload. File type must be .gif .jpg .png and a maximum file size of 5MB each
  • Measure up your work in centimetres - width, height and if applicable depth, and weight (in kgs)
  • Refer to the relevant category Terms and Conditions for size limits 

Entry Fee

After submitting your Art Prize Entry Form, you will be directed to finalise the payment for your submission. Payment must be made for your submission to be completed.

  • Adult - First entry $35
  • Adult - Subsequent entries $25
  • Concession - $15 (valid student/senior concession card holders must be submitted with entry)

    Categories

    There are four categories - General, Small Sculpture, Waste-to-Art and Youth. Find out more

    Prizes

    The Northern Beaches Art Prize offers a $27,000 prize pool. View prizes

    Key Dates

    General and Sculpture Categories

    Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 4 August (between 2-6pm)
    Finalists are notifiedTuesday 6 August
    Awards nightThursday 8 August, 6pm
    Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 9 - Sunday 18 August
    People's Choice Awards and artwork collection Sunday 18 August (between 3-5pm)

    Waste-to-Art and Youth Categories

    Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 25 August (between 2-6pm)
    Finalists are notifiedTuesday 27 August
    Awards nightThursday 29 August, 6pm
    Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 30 August - Sunday 8 September
    People's Choice Awards and artwork collection Sunday 8 September (between 3-5pm)

      Exhibitions

      The 2019 Northern Beaches Art Prize exhibitions will be held at the Creative Space in North Curl Curl from 10am to 4pm daily. The exhibitions are free to attend.

      • General & Small Sculpture - Friday 9 August to Sunday 18 August 
      • Waste-to-Art & Youth - Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September 

      More information

      Please contact the Northern Beaches Council Events Team at events@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or call 9942 2502.

      Northern Beaches Art Prize - Categories

      There are four categories - General, Small Sculpture, Waste-to-Art and Youth

      Northern Beaches Art Prize - Prizes

      The Northern Beaches Art Prize offers a $27,000 prize pool.

      Northern Beaches Art Prize - Sponsors

      Thank you to our sponsors of the 2019 Northern Beaches Art Prize.  

      Northern Beaches Art Prize - Previous Winners

      Check out the talented winners of the prestigious Northern Beaches Art Prize over the years.