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2015 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
May 1 2015 The Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award
Now in its sixth year, this exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 61cm (24 inches) in any direction. The judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill with $10 000 awarded to the winner. We are pleased to announce Art Shed Brisbane is continuing their support this year by sponsoring the Category Prizes. This will comprise of three $500 vouchers for art materials at the Art Shed for the winners of the originality, creativity and skill category prizes. The Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award is a popular prize and one of its strengths is the introduction of new works and emerging artists to a wide audience, therefore this year we have introduced a Student Entry Fee.
May 4 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize
The two dimensional category is open to any Australian Resident working within any two dimensional (2D) medium. Forty finalists will be included in an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. The winning artwork will be acquired into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
May 4 2015  Sculpture in the Glen 
Glen Street Theatre in Belrose, NSW is seeking submissions for their Sculpture in the Glen prize for large-scale outdoor sculpture and small indoor works. There is a $10,000 major prize and multiple other cash prizes and two residencies up for grabs. I’ve also attached the media release for you.
May 5 2015 Donkey Art Prize 3
  • 4 Main cash prizes and other secondary awards
  • 100 Finalists
  • 2 categories: Painting - Photography
  • Exhibitions in great locations in Milan, Miami, Tokyo and Saint Petersburg
  • Personal page in this website
  • The entry fee is 35 euros.
  • The jury's decisions are made on an anonymous basis (no favour to friends...)
  • The artworks remains always property of the artists.
This open international competition aims to explore the capacity of an artistic intervention to reveal and recover a city element lost and forgotten: the wall that contains and marks the perimeter of the old city. FROM LIMIT TO LIVE IT is a call for an artistic intervention that aims to return the wall to the city and its inhabitants through the use of light, synomym of life and of new beginnings. To re-construct the wall, to reveal its absent presence, to materialize its space and create memory, are just some of the possible objectives that the work of art may address through its capacity for understanding, resignifying and revealing what remains unnoticed to the eyes and to the memory
May 22 2015 Clarice Beckett Art Award 2015
The fourth Clarice Beckett Art Award will be held in June in Casterton, Victoria.  From small beginnings, the Award is growing in recognition as a worthy annual art award that draws quality entries from near and far.  As a well-attended event during the Casterton Kelpie Muster, the Award provides an opportunity for artists – local, regional and further afield - to showcase their work, while offering visitors a chance to view and purchase some fine art.
Sections include: Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Works on Paper, Mixed Media, 3D and Youth (Under 18 and any 2D medium)
Overall Winner's Prize $500 plus Trophy
First in Section Prizes $50 each
Highly Commended Certificates
8 June 2015 The Lumen Prize
The Lumen Prize is open to artists anywhere in the world. After the call for entries closes in early June, all works are reviewed by Lumen's International Selection Committee which is made up of academics, gallerists, artists and art historians from around the world. The top 100 works chosen by the ISC become the Lumen Online Gallery which is opened for a public vote for the People's Choice Award in September.
June 19 2015 CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE: con.ceit' 2015
A $7,500 acquisitive prize will be awarded to a contemporary work of art which has been inspired by a happening or experience from the year preceding – a conceit. The artist may interpret the event in any medium of two dimensional format, illustrating the inspiration of the con.ceit’ in an accompanying 50 word artists statement.
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. 
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