This year's Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize) is adapting to current times of social isolation during COVID-19 and is being hosted online. 

The 2020 art prize invites artists and designers to submit digital artwork in the format of a digital postcard that responds to the theme Postcards from the Home, drawing on experiences and emotions connected to home isolation during COVID-19. Works can be across any art practice that is photographed and submitted as a simple postcard. 

The award is open to all level of artists and designers, from hobbyists to professionals. And better still, to support our local creative community we are waiving the entry fees. 

The exhibition will include 60 chosen artworks, across Open and Youth categories, providing a snapshot of what 'home' means in the year 2020. 

Being online means that art lovers can also enjoy the exhibition from the comfort of their own homes. 

Entries now open. Enter online

Online Exhibition

The 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize exhibition will held online 31 July - 20 September 2020 and feature 30 finalists each in two categories. 


There are two categories:

  • Open (19 years and over)
  • Youth (10 - 18 years)


  • Elli Walsh: Deputy Editor of Artist Profile magazine and Curator at 3.33 Art Projects
  • Sarah Robson: Cross-Disciplinary Artist
  • Ken Done: Artist


The Northern Beaches Art Prize offers a $16,000 prize pool. View prizes

The 20 winning artworks will be made into physical postcards to be merchandised through the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. 

Key Dates

Submissions openMonday 18 May, 5pm
Submission deadlineSunday 28 June, 5pm
Finalists are notified Friday 3 July
Prize winners announced (10 in each category) Friday 31 July
Exhibition online 31 July - 30 September
People's Choice Awards announced Wednesday 16 September

Enter Online

Submit an entry for Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020. Each artist may enter up to two artworks each. 

Your original artwork may be created using any media and at any scale which you would the photograph in landscape/horizontal format and submit.

As our pre-selection curators and judges will be viewing artworks on screen, please ensure the quality of your image meets the criteria.


View our toolkit for tips on photographing your artworks to upload in your digital submissions.

More information or call Manly Art Gallery & Museum on 9976 1418. 

    Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020 - Categories

    There are two categories - Open and Youth

    Northern Beaches Art Prize 2020 - Prizes

    The Northern Beaches Art Prize offers a $16,000 prize pool.

    Northern Beaches Art Prize - Previous Winners

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