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2016 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
31/08/2016 Wild International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.
31/08/2016 Moran Prizes 2016
For the past 28 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. 
02/09/2016 Clayton Utz Art Award
Queensland-based artists or artists with a strong connection to Queensland.
07/09/2016 John Copes Watercolour Prize 2016
All works must be framed or on a stretched canvas. Works must not exceed 1.2 m Width x 1.8 m Height on outside measurement of frame,
09/09/2016 The St George Art Awards
The biennial Art Awards provide an important opportunity for members of the local and wider community, including youth, seniors and multicultural communities, to display their artistic talents. 
10/09/2016 The Paddington Art Prize 2016
The Paddington Art Prize 2016 is now open for submissions. This year we have the pleasure in announcing an additional NON-ACQUISITIVE prize of $5000 for a young artist aged between 18-30. Online entries are available here.
12/09/2016 Grace Cossington Smith art award 2016
The winner will receive $15,000 and finalists will each be awarded $1,000. 
18/09/2016 Hornsby Art Prize
An annual award open to artists all over Australia, sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society.
30/09/2016 Portia Geach Memorial Award
The award celebrated it's 50th year in 2015, cementing the Portia Geach Memorial Award as Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists.
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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