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2015 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
July 13 2015 Mosman Art Prize
Artists across Australia are invited to submit works for the 68th Mosman Art Prize exhibition - the longest running municipal art prize in Australia.
July 17 2015 Little Sydney Lives
The competition is calling for entrants in two age categories – three to seven and eight to 11. The winner of each category receives a gift to the value of $500 and will be announced at the opening night of the exhibition.
July 19 2015 2015 Australian Life Exhibition and Prize
Australian Life is a major component of the City of Sydney's Art & About program. The exhibition features large format photographic works along the central walkway of Hyde Park North. Submissions are open to all Australian photographers (both professional and amateur). The works of 22 entrants will be selected as finalists for the exhibition, to be on display from 18 September - 11 October 2015. The Australian Life Prize will be awarded for the most outstanding work in the exhibition, as decided by a distinguished panel of judges. The Australian Life Prize is valued at $10,000. Submissions must be made online at by 12am (midnight) Sunday 19 July 2015.
July 17 2015 2015 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
Entries are currently open for the 2015 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture - Australia's third richest portraiture prize showcased in the heart of Perth, Western Australia. In 2015 artists compete for the $50,000 Lester Prize, the $7,500 People’s Choice and two $1,000 prizes
July 31 2015 Victorian Veteran Community Story Writing & Art Competition
Each year the Competition provides members of this community with an excellent opportunity to develop and apply their creative skills and have their stories and other artistic endeavours publicly acknowledged. All our judges are volunteers to this not for profit competition. Entry into the competition is free. Prizes are given across all categories along with novice awards in the writing and visual art categories.Visual art categories include art (categories include novice, experienced and advanced), craft and photography (War/Armed Services; Open & Portrait).
July 31 2015 BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER
The BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER is a stepping-stone for emerging artists. Sponsored by the family-owned brewery Warsteiner, the competition was created to offer young creatives a chance to get their start in the international art market.
The awards call addresses outstandig creatives whose works blur the lines between arts, design, fashion, urban art, advertising, video and architecture.
The prizes:
1st place: Exhibition at BLOOOM – the converging art show, one-year mentoring support, a trip to Art Basel Miami Beach, creative premium of €1,500
2nd place: Exhibition at BLOOOM – the converging art show, single exhibition in a selected gallery, trip to Art Paris with companion
3rd place: Exhibition at BLOOOM – the converging art show, one-day mentoring support through jury member Walter Gehlen
The jury:
Since its very beginning, the jury of BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER consists of Catharina Cramer, patron and managing partner of the Warsteiner Group, Yasha Young, curator and freelance art journalist and Walter Gehlen, director and artistic director of ART.FAIR and BLOOOM. Each year, two extraordinary experts from the art scene complete the jury.
August 1 2015 The M Collection
The M Collection is a Melbourne based Art Collective, and we are running our second annual award for unrepresented artists based in Victoria.  Entries close 1 August, with the shortlist notified by 10 September.  Judging will take place at Gallerysmith, 170 - 174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, 24 September, exhibition 24 Sept - 4 October Judges : Kirsty Grant, CEO and Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Marita Smith of Gallerysmith, and an M Collection member, to be announced.  Entries can be in any medium, 1 metre x 1 metre or equivalent, or sculptures 1 metre high. 
August 17 2015 LINDEN POSTCARD SHOW 2015
Over $10,000 of prizes to win . All works must be 8 x 10 INCHES and able to be hung on a wall
August 21 2015 Little Things 
Little Things art competition aims to encourage local artists to notice and bring attention to the small things that make them happy or things they are grateful for and express it creatively. The science of Positive Psychology emphasizes the benefits such focusing of our attention contributes to our health and happiness. As well as inspiring community creative engagement, the resulting exhibition will be a celebration of the artwork displayed and a shared positive experience.
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.
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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