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2016 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
1 Feb 2016 Bundaberg Arts Awards and Festival
Over $18000 in prizes over 29 sections, the Bundaberg region's longest running competitive arts exhibition is excited to showcase your work.
1 Feb 2016 She 2016
Experienced and emerging female artists are invited to submit work for Walker Street Gallery’s She exhibition in March 2016.
2 Feb 2016 Maldon Portrait Prize 2016
Depicting a resident of Mount Alexander Shire
4 Feb 2016 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards 2016
Two acquisitive prizes are awarded, one print and one drawing.
22 Feb 2016 John Fries Award 2016
Call for entries for emerging and early career artists in Australia and New Zealand.
22 Feb 2016 Head On Photo Festival
3 winners per category will be awarded prizes. Total prize pool over $50,000
29 Feb 2016 Wetlands in Focus Photography Prize
Photographers of all ages are invited to share their photos of Australia’s breathtaking wetland environments 
1 March 2016 The Moth Art Prize
Inviting artists worldwide to enter its new art prize. Prize based in Ireland
4 March 2016 Tumut Art Society 59th Annual Art Exhibition
Annual Art competition/exhibition attracting both city and regional artists. 7 Sections. Prize pool $5650
4 March 2016 The Calleen Art Award
Entry into the Calleen Art Award is open to persons over 18 years, living and working in Australia. An entered artwork must be the original painting by the artist in any subject, style and painting medium including oils, acrylic or watercolour. 
14 March 2016 Art Town 2016
$8,000 worth of prizes - and a first prize of $5,000! 
17 March 2016 The Nillumbik Prize 2016
Entrants must demonstrate a connection to the Shire of Nillumbik as a local artist or through a Statement of Connection. 
21 March 2016 Stanthorpe Art Festival 2016
The competition is open to local, national and international artists. Entries close Monday 21 March 2016 and costs $30 to enter.
8 April 2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2016
The award is worth $12,000 and is acquisitive for the Gallery collection.
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.
30 June 2016 The Bellarine Print Prize 2016
The prize is non acquisitive and reflects the commitment to printmaking of its host Tussock Upstairs Gallery Point Lonsdale. The finalists for The Bellarine Print Prize will be hung at Tussock Upstairs Gallery – 89 Point Lonsdale Road Point Lonsdale Victoria
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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