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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. 

Exhibitions

The 2018 Northern Beaches Art Prize exhibitions will be held at the Creative Space, in North Curl Curl. 

  • General & Small Sculpture - Friday 10 to Sunday 19 August
  • Youth & Waste to Art - Friday 24 August to Sunday 2 September

Prizes & Categories

This year’s competition offers total prizes worth $27,000 over four categories: 

  1. General - open to artists 19 years and over

  2. Small Sculpture - open to artists 19 years and over

  3. Waste-to-Art - open to artists aged 10 years and over

  4. Youth - open to artists between the ages of 10-18 years.

If you're entering Waste-to-Art, visit the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Buy Back Centre for salvaged materials. 

Enter online

Entries opened on Tuesday 1 May and will close Sunday 24 June.  Please note - separate submission per entry

Entry Fee

There’s an entry fee of $35 for the first submission and $25 for every additional entry (up to a maximum of 3 entries).

If you’re an eligible senior and student concession holder, the entry fee is $15 per submission.

Payment

To complete your registration please go to: www.trybooking.com/375902 to make payment for your entry(ies).


 

General Category Entry Requirements

Prizes in General Category

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

 

Small Sculpture Category Entry Requirements

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

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 in two categories - 10 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years.
  • Terms & Conditions - Youth Category

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 
Encouragement Award (10 - 14yrs) $200
People's Choice Award$400 

Important Dates

General & Small Sculpture Categories

Entries OpenTuesday 1 May
Entries CloseSunday 24 June
Artists selected for Round 2 are notifiedMonday 16 July
Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 5 August (between 5-8pm)
Finalists are notifiedTuesday 7 August
Awards nightThursday 9 August
Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 10 - Sunday 19 August
People's Choice Awards and collection Sunday 19 August (between 3-5pm)

Youth & Waste-to-Art Categories

Entries OpenTuesday 1 May
Entries CloseSunday 24 June
Artists selected for Round 2 are notifiedMonday 16 July
Round 2 artwork drop offSunday 19 August (between 5-8pm)
Finalists are notifiedTuesday 21 August
Awards nightThursday 23 August
Exhibition opens to the publicFriday 24 August - Sunday 2 September
People's Choice Awards and collection Sunday 2 September (between 3-5pm)

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors of the Northern Beaches Art Prize: Dee Why RSL Club, Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Freshwater Community Bank, Framers Warehouse, and ArtSmart.

Interested in sponsorship for 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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