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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. We invite all local artists to enter. This year’s competition offers total prizes worth $27,000 over four categories:  General,  Sculpture, Waste to Art and Youth. 

Deadline and Entry Fees

The deadline for entries is July each year.  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.

2017 Exhibition Dates

See the entries in the four categories of the 2017 Northern Beaches Art Prize over two exhibitions at the Creative Space, in North Curl Curl.

General and Small Sculpture 11 – 20 August
Youth and Waste to Art 25 August
– 3 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 from Northern Beaches Council
Honourable Mention – Painting $1,000 from Northern Beaches Council
Honourable Mention – Works on Paper $1,000 from Northern Beaches Council
Honourable Mention – Photography $1,000 value ($500 cash + $500 framing voucher) from Framers Warehouse, Mona Vale
Encouragement Award $500 from ArtSmart, Seaforth
People’s Choice Award
$1,000 from Dee Why RSL Club

Small Sculpture Category Entry Requirements

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

Prizes in Small Sculpture Category

All awards are from Dee Why RSL Club.

Winner $4,000
Honourable Mention – Painting $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 from Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
Honourable Mention $1,000 from Northern Beaches Council
Encouragement Award $500 from Northern Beaches Council
People's Choice Award $1,000 from Dee Why RSL Club

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 from Freshwater Community Bank, Branch of Bendigo Bank
Junior Honourable
Mention
(10 - 14)
$400 from Freshwater Community Bank, Branch of Bendigo Bank
Senior Honourable
Mention
(15 - 18)
$400 from Freshwater Community Bank, Branch of Bendigo Bank
Photography
(10 - 18)
$400 from Framers Warehouse
Encouragement Award
(15 - 18)
$200 voucher for Eckersley's Art & Craft
People’s Choice Award $400 sponsor Northern Beaches Council

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors

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

Special Offers for Entrants

Mention the Northern Beaches Art Prize at ArtSmart, Seaforth, and Framers Warehouse, Mona Vale, for 20% off custom picture framing. If you’re entering Waste to Art, visit the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre Re-use Shop for salvaged materials. 

Interested in Being a Sponsor Next Year?

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

Phone: 1300 434 434

Email: events@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Paul Miller

Northern Beaches Art Prize Winners 2017

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Last updated : Sun 13 Aug 2017