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Entry Information

Who could enter?

Female artists aged 18–35 working in any medium. Artists are invited to enter images of multiple works for consideration, and there is scope for an artist to propose new works as part of their submission.

It is free to enter the award.

What's the timeline?

  • Friday 27 August 2021 (5pm): Closing date for entries
  • End September 2021: Announcement of the shortlisted artists
  • October 2021 – May 2022: Development of work
  • Late June 2022: Delivery of artwork
  • Saturday 2 July: Exhibition Opening and announcement of winner
  • Sunday 28 August 2022: Exhibition closes

What's the process for selecting finalists?

Six finalists will be selected from the entries and an exhibition of their works will take place in 2022 at the Bayside Gallery. All finalists will receive an artist fee of $3,000. Travel and accommodation costs will be provided to assist finalists to attend the exhibition opening and announcement.

There is no theme and artworks in any medium will be considered. Bayside Gallery Curator, Joanna Bosse, will select the 6 finalists and work with them to present a body of work. Artists will be allocated 6-8 running meters or 5 x 4 square metres exhibiting space. The judges will decide the winner of the award based on the work in the exhibition.

Who are the judges?

Max Delany, Artistic Director & CEO, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and Professor Marcia Langton AM, Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne.



Banner image credit: Ellen José, Untitled (from the Landscape-life series) 1985 (detail), 22.2 x 32.6 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. © The estate of Ellen José.