Steps on how to enter the Open Category

Step 1

Make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions of Entry and familiarise yourself with the requirements.

Submissions close Sunday 19 May 2024, 5pm (AEST). 

Step 2

Complete the entry form below.

You are unable to save the online application and return to it later. We recommend saving your answers first in a word doc and preparing your files, and then copying and pasting the answers into the relevant form fields.

Step 3

After you submit the form, you will be redirected to our online payment portal to complete your entry fee ($40). Alternatively, you can use the following direct link:

If you need technical assistance to complete this form, please email

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Shortlist (IGNORE if logged in)
Your details
Is this a collaboration with another artist/s?
Up to 150 words
Which category are you entering?
Within the Art category, please select the medium
Within the Design category, please select the medium
About your artwork
The artwork must have been completed after 1 January 2023.
max 150 words
Is this artwork available for sale?
Including 30% commission
Physical artwork details
Please list items, 50 words max
Re-order width (cm) height (cm) depth (cm) weight (kg) Weight Operations
Please refer to the Terms and Conditions (section 5) for dimension requirements.

Image upload

The selection of work is based on the images supplied. Please ensure images are clear and true, and of good quality. 

The artwork images must comply with the following:

  • Minimum of one image and maximum two images of each artwork
  • File type must be in jpeg format only at a maximum file size of 5MB
  • Image file names should be your name (first, last) and artwork title and prize category.
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png.
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png.
Digital work, film

If you are entering the 'Digital work, film' medium , please provide a link (and password) for the judges to view your films. You may also WeTransfer the file to

Films can be no longer that five minutes.

Please also upload 1 - 2 stills below.

Please list items, 50 words max

Please provide a still image to represent your digital work or example of an installation.

One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
One file only.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
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What is your main motivation for entering the Prize?
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- I confirm I am the producer of the work entered
- If the entry fee is not paid, my entry will not be valid

You are now ready to submit your entry. Please press the submit button once and wait for you to be redirected the payment portal. It's important to follow this step in order to finalise your submission.