Artists and designers are agents of change, often taking the lead in responding to environmental or societal challenges. The Environmental art and design prize brings together a dynamic community of artists, designers and audiences who care deeply about our future.  

Each year, we invite audiences to explore the diverse ways artists and designers Australia-wide have interpreted our unique Australian landscape, responded to our climate emergency and advocated for our planet through their creative practices.

Prize pool of $42,000 includes:

  • $5,000 for each of the Open categories
  • $2,000 for each of the Young Artists & Designers categories
  • $3,000 for the People's Choice Awards.

Call-out open:            17 Mar - 14 May 2023

Exhibition dates:        4 – 27 August 2023

The Prize categories are:

  • Ceramics & small sculpture
  • Film
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Painting & mixed media
  • Works on paper & photography
  • Wearable design
  • Functional design
  • Young artists and designers 7-12 years and 13 - 18 years.

Winners from each category are awarded by an expert panel of judges.

Entries are now closed.

2022 Prize

In 2022, the Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition displayed works by 212 finalists across nine categories, shining a light on renewal, regeneration and our shared human experience in the world.



Meet the 2023 judges - Wiradjuri curator, writer and educator Emily McDaniel, industrial designer Adam Goodrum and visual artist Caroline...



Thank you to the 2023 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize Sponsors.


2021 Prize

In 2021, the inaugural Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition displayed works by over 220 finalists across nine categories.