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2016 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
12/08/2016 Hay Bale Challenge
New art award which The York Festival in Western Australia is launching this year. More information can be found on our website at
12/08/2016 Redland Art Awards
Redland Art Awards 2016 features four prizes, totalling over $20,000. 

RQAS Biennial Young Artist Award
Open to all Queensland-based artists aged 17 to 30. 

Young Artist Award
Young artists are invited to submit 2D artworks in the categories of Painting and Drawing of a subject created and "observed from life". Subject, genre, stylistic approach and medium are of the artist's choice.

14/08/2016 The Elbow Room Prize.
Fees: £4 per single entry, £10 for 3 entries (no limit to number of entries providing the right fees are paid)
18/08/2016 Queensland Figurative Art Award 2016
Entrants must submit a painting containing the human figure contextualised as an integral part of the composition. 
22/08/2016 LACDA 2016 International Juried Competition
Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images. 
26/08/2016 A None-Fairy Tale Drawing competition
Your artwork/s and name could be published in the book, on the website and on the Facebook page. 
26/08/2016 arc Yinnar Drawing Prize
Exhibition Sat 15 Oct – Sat 26 Nov. Awards announced Saturday 15 Oct, 2.30pm
26/08/2016 The Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition
The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition, proudly supported by ANL promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade
31/08/2016 Wild International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
02/09/2016 Clayton Utz Art Award
Queensland-based artists or artists with a strong connection to Queensland.
09/09/2016 The St George Art Awards
The biennial Art Awards provide an important opportunity for members of the local and wider community, including youth, seniors and multicultural communities, to display their artistic talents. 
12/09/2016 Grace Cossington Smith art award 2016
The winner will receive $15,000 and finalists will each be awarded $1,000. 
16/12/2016 Urban Oasis Public Art Competition
Artists, or an artist led team, to create an iconic artwork. In a first for the Gold Coast we’re asking artists to respond to a space and transform it through art.
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