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2015 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
14,15 March 2015 The City of Mandurah|en Plein Air Art Competition
  • The Prize money is $1,500 - $750 for Traditional and $750 for Contemporary.
  • The Traditional category is judged by international artist and tutor Leon Holmes
  • The Contemporary category is judged by CASM Gallery Development Officer and Curator Carolyn Marks
27 March 2015 Strand Ephemera
Strand Ephemera began in 2001 and became a biennial exhibition from that time. The event has grown over the years to be loved not only locally, but as an outdoor sculpture exhibition of state and national significance.

In 2013, Strand Ephemera was displayed for 10 days and left an indelible mark. Over 60,000 participants embraced the event with unprecedented enthusiasm; taking part in the Photographic Competition, voting in the Wilson/Ryan/Grose Lawyers People’s Choice Award, joining in tours and workshops, and of course admiring the 31 artworks on display. It is anticipated the 2015 event will continue to build on this success.

31 March 2015 Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016
Expressions of Interest Now Open
Exhibition dates 12 March – 3 April 2016
The Lorne Sculpture Biennale formally known as Lorne Sculpture was launched in 2007, and has grown to be a significant exhibition within the Australian sculptural scene.  The exhibition is presented within the beautiful coastal town of Lorne, nestled along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria with its unspoilt bush, pristine surf beach and grand coastal vistas. Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2016 will showcase the expanded definition of what contemporary sculpture is, and can be. Proposals are sought from artists who work within the contemporary sculptural realm.
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
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).
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