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2017 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
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24/06/2017 Matthew Flinders Fine Art Prize 2017
Fine art competition for all ages, any subject, any medium. $5000 first prize, $2000 second prize, $500 Highly Commended ( 2) and People's Choice Award.
26/06/2017 Act - Belong - Commit Canning Art Awards
The City's annual prestigious Canning Art Awards provides upcoming artists, both youth and adults with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes. City of Canning - 1317 Albany Hwy, Cannington WA 6107
26/06/2017 The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award
Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout the municipality, as well as regularly featuring in Manningham Art Gallery exhibitions.
28/06/2017 Lab.8 art contest
The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world.
29/06/2017 Ravenswood Women's Art Prize
There are two categories, including a $35,000 prize-the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.
30/06/2017 Harry Bell Memorial Art Competition
For students in Australian schools Years 9-10. Theme: Mates - the contribution of the ANZAC horses and riders in World War 1.
30/06/2017 Meneghetti International Art Prize
Paticipation is open to artists of all nationalities, without distinction of age. Only original works can be submitted.
30/06/2017 2017 Brisbane Art Prize
THE CREATIVE BRIEF: Create an art work based on the concept Concept:  the meaning of life—its significance, purpose, and ultimate fate— as a central world concept that has been questioned...
30/06/2017 2017 Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize
The Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize is one of the largest NSW country art shows and a major annual event on the cultural calendar of Singleton.
03/07/2017 The Griffin Art Prize 2017
Who can enter: All UK based artists graduated B.A or above since and including 2010, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2017 by submitting images of 4 recent works, artists statement and CV.
07/07/2017 Archibald Prize 2017
The artist must have been resident in Australia or New Zealand for the eligibility period: 
07/07/2017 Manning Art Prize 2017
Entries must have been completed within two years prior to the exhibition and not exhibited in any other competition or any Regional Gallery within a 200 km radius of Taree.
07/07/2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2017 Key dates Entries close 14 October to 5 November: Exhibition of finalists. Now extended to 3 weeks! With prizes totalling $24,000 (including the main acquisitive award of $20,000)  the...
12/07/2017 The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize
14/07/2017 Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
Entry is open to all Australian and International artists at all levels. Artists can enter multiple times.
28/07/2017 The Perth Royal Art Show
The 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show has announced the launch of its new art prize, the Perth Royal Art Prize with a substantial prize pool of $23,500, including a First Prize of $20,000.
30/07/2017 2017 Cliftons Art Prize
The competition concludes with an awards evening, where a local artist at each Cliftons location will receive an award of AUD$2,000. Winners will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Cliftons Art Prize, an award of AUD$10,000.
31/07/2017 Australian Fly Fishers’ Art & Craft Show
Entries must represent any aspect of the sport of fly fishing and can be in any media including sculpture, rods, reels, knives, nets, river landscapes, fish paintings, bags - anything.
31/07/2017 Story writing and art competition (SWAC)
Victorian Residents. | Open to current and ex-servicemen and women (including National Service, Peacemakers and Peacekeepers), their spouses, widows, eligible children and grandchildren (over the age of 18), who reside in Victoria.
31/07/2017 WTP Art Competition: Painting
First Prize: Creative Retreat in the Legendary Hamptons, NY Destination for artists from around the world; home to the Pollack-Krasner House, Parrish Art Museum, contemporary art galleries; seven nights; accommodations for...
04/08/2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
The Black Swan Prize is one of Australia's richest Portraiture Prizes
15/08/2017 9th International Drawing Biennale
The 9th International Drawing Biennale is proudly hosted by the Polish Art Foundation. 
18/08/2017 Gippsland Print Award
The winning work will be automatically acquired by the Gippsland Art Gallery. FIRST PRIZE $5,000 (ACQUISITIVE) 
27/08/2017 Mission to Seafarers ANL Art Award and Exhibition
All 2017 submissions will be able to be viewed in our online gallery and are available for purchase! Artists have generously submitted their artwork for sale and 33% of all proceeds raised will go towards the charitable work of the Mission to Seafarers.
01/09/2017 2017 Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize
The Graeme Hildebrand Foundation has decided to focus on holding this 2017 Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize which will be a "Grand Finale" - Major Art Exhibition for Young Artists in October 2017 which will give the successful award winners an opportunity to enhance their artistic skills in the World of Art. 
The Paddington Art Prize
The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
06/09/2017 Life Abstracted Online
Open to Australian residents. All artworks must be original (owned by the artist) and created in the previous two years.
15/09/2017 St Johns Southgate 2017 Art Prize
VIC | A non -acquisitive art award with a total prize money of $4,500. Works in all media are invited, except video and installation art.
15/11/2017 Eleanor Worthington Prize
for students in tertiary education
28/11/2017 Contemporary Art Awards 2018
Works submitted must have been completed from 2016 and must be the original uncopied work of the artist.
31/12/2017 Apocalypse Prize
The purpose of this prize is to encourage interest in Medieval Art.
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