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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. This year’s competition offers total prizes worth $27,000 over four categories:  General,  Small Sculpture, Waste to Art and Youth. 

Artist Entries

Entries will open via this webpage on Tuesday 1 May and close Sunday 24 June.  There’s an entry fee of $35 for the first submission and $25 for every additional entry. If you’re an eligible senior and student concession holder, the entry fee is $15 per submission.

2018 Exhibition Dates

See the entries in the four categories of the 2018 Northern Beaches Art Prize over two exhibitions at the Creative Space, in North Curl Curl.

General and Small Sculpture10 – 19 August
Youth and Waste to Art24 August – 2 September

General Category Entry Requirements

Two-dimensional original paintings or drawings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography. Open to artists 19 years and over.

Prizes in General Category

Winner$6,000 
Honourable Mention – Painting$1,000 
Honourable Mention – Works on Paper$1,000  
Honourable Mention – Photography$1,000 value 
Encouragement Award$500 
People’s Choice Award
$1,000 

Small Sculpture Category Entry Requirements

Freestanding, non-site-specific, three-dimensional objects, maximum 40cm diameter. Open to artists aged 19 years and over. 

Prizes in Small Sculpture Category

Winner$4,000
Honourable Mention $1,000
Encouragement Award$500
People's Choice Award$1,000

Waste to Art Category Entry Requirements

Original works of art, sculpture, clothing, collage and jewellery. Artworks must be made from re-used or recycled materials. Open to artists aged 10 years and over.

Prizes in Waste to Art Category

Winner$4,000
Honourable Mention$1,000
Encouragement Award$500 
People's Choice Award$1,000

Youth Category Entry Requirements

Two-dimensional original paintings or drawings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography. Open to artists aged from 10 to 14 years and from 15 to 18 years.
 

Prizes in Youth Category

Overall Winner$1,500 
Junior Honourable Mention (10 - 14yrs)$400 
Senior Honourable Mention (15 - 18yrs)$400
Photography (10 - 18yrs)$400
Encouragement Award (15 - 18yrs)$200 voucher 
People’s Choice Award$400 
Encouragement Award (10 - 14yrs) $200 voucher 

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors

We want to express our gratitude to our 2017 sponsors: Dee Why RSL Club, Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Freshwater Community Bank, Framers Warehouse, ArtSmart and Eckersley’s Art & Craft.

Interested in being a sponsor in 2018?

We’d be thrilled to hear from you. Please contact the Northern Beaches Council Events Team and let’s start talking.

Phone: 02 9942 2577

Email: events@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Paul Miller

Northern Beaches Art Prize Winners 2017

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