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2015 Art Competitions, Art Awards, Art Prizes
Closing Date
1 March 2015 St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s $25,000 ANZAC Art
Accomplished and aspiring artists from around the country are being invited to submit their works for judging and exhibition in the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital $25,000 ANZAC Art Prize.
The ANZAC Art Prize, themed ‘Healing after Conflict’, is a central element of St Andrew’s activities to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary — the occasion is of great significance to the Brisbane hospital because it was founded in memory of those who had served in the World Wars.

The competition will be judged by Dr Claire Baddeley, Senior Curator of Art at the Australian War Memorial. Former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce will announce the winner of the $25,000 Art Prize and open the exhibition of shortlisted works on 20 April 2015.
Entries can be completed in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels, charcoal or ink. Entry is free;
2 March 2015 ART-Town
Painters, illustrators, photographers, street artists, sculptors – ART-Town is calling for artists from across Australia to participate in this unique live art making experience.  ART-Town invites expressions of interest from artists to create a work of art in-situ in the Chapel Street Precinct over two weekends, Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March and Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 April 2015.
6 March 2015 The Art in the Hills Art prize
Artists are invited to enter this competition which has a $7000 first prize. The Theme for the Prize is UNITY.This acquisitive Art Prize is run in conjunction with Art In The Hills exhibition, a premier show in the Hills district of Sydney. Entry cost of $25 per artwork.This year we have Archibald prize winner Cherry Hood as our guest judge
8 March 2015 Head On Awards
The Head On Awards are Australia's most critically acclaimed photographic competition, exhibiting some of the best emerging and established photography from across the globe.
Award: Over $50 000 in Prizes awarded across 5 categories open internationally. All finalists will exhibit for a month in May as part of Head On Photo Festival Key Dates: Competition closes 8th March with winners announced 1st May
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 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.
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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