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2015 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
15 September 2015 Grace Cossington Smith art award 2015
Entries are now open to Australian residents for a national acquisitive contemporary art prize. The $15,000 Grace Cossington Smith art award winner and finalists’ artworks will be displayed at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery at Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga from 7 November 2015.
Finalists will each be awarded $1,000 and will be selected by a committee nominated by the Director of the gallery. The award is sponsored by Abbotsleigh and commemorates one of its alumni, Grace Cossington Smith, who is known as a pioneer of modernist painting in Australia.
Artists are invited to submit original two dimensional artworks that reflect the theme of Making Connections. The cost of entry is $50 for up to three submitted artworks. The winning entry will form part of the permanent collection of Abbotsleigh’s Grace Cossington Smith Gallery.
15 September 2015 ARTfest Digital
We are running two digital competitions in 2015, Digital Stills and One Minute Movie. Digital Stills participants are asked to design spectacular digital artworks for exhibit on the ARTfest-Digital website (some works will be selected for a physical exhibition at some ARTfest shows). Every discipline, genre, style, and school of thought within digital art and photography is welcome. Our One Minute Movie competition is open to all filmmakers and digital story tellers to produce an original and imaginative film. All entries will need to embody the 2015 Escape Artfest theme “CLASH”. There is a $1000 prize pool for our 2015 competition.
16 September 2015 Corangamite Arts Inc. Rockabilly Poster Prize 2015
2015 is the inaugural Rockabilly Poster Prize held by Corangamite Arts Inc. and hosted at Camperdown's Historic Court House.  The exhibition is a celebration of all things "Rockabilly" and will run alongside the Camperdown Cruise Festival in October each year.
25 September 2015 Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary
Art Award 2015

Now in its 12th year, the Hume Bank will continue in its support of regional art in sponsoring the Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award in 2015 to the value of $5000. This Art Award is open to regional contemporary artists living and practising within 120kms of Albury Wodonga. Judged by Amanda Gibson, Regional Arts Victoria
30 September 2015 The Kennedy Prize

Entries have opened for the second $25,000 Kennedy Prize   a new Adelaide-based national art award that is one of the richest in Australian art circles.

Offered by the Kennedy Arts Foundation, entries are open to all Australian artists across all forms of visual media but must be works that embody, comment on or celebrate  beauty .

Emerging artists especially are encouraged to apply with the Prize s varied award structure designed to showcase previously un-exhibited artists alongside established Australian luminaries.

Categories include painting, mixed media, multi-media, video, installation, 3D, pencil, photography, sculpture and other.

The winning artist will receive the Kennedy Prize of $25,000, and their artwork will be acquired by the Kennedy Arts Foundation and auctioned at next year s Kennedy Prize exhibition.

3 December 2015 2016 Adelaide Park Lands Art
There has never been a major art prize with Adelaide as its focus. There has never been a major art prize which focuses on the Adelaide Park Lands. The Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize remedies this. The prize is open to all artists, of all ages, from all countries, working in two and three-dimensional art forms, including photography. The prize is an initiative of the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association Inc. (APPA). APPA intends the prize to be a key part of its program to stimulate public awareness of and promote interest in the Adelaide Park Lands. Prizes total $30,000, overall winner is $20,000 with 10 commended prizes of $1,000 each and the Royal Show People’s Choice Prize of $1000. The finalists will be exhibited at the Adelaide Festival Centre Art Space Gallery from April to May 2016 and all works will be for sale. This is a great opportunity for artists to gain exposure for their work and experience in the exhibition process.
2 May 2016 The 2016 Mandorla Art Award
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia's most significant thematic Christian art prize. This national award is open to artists working in all media and artists are invited to submit an application for inclusion in the 2016 Mandorla Art Award to be held 15-24 July 2016 at the Linton and Kay Galleries Perth. The Mandorla Art Award offers an acquisitive first prize of $25,000 and two non-acquisitive highly commended awards of $5,000 each, plus a $2,000 popular choice award.
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