Art Prize

The River of Art Prize recognises exciting creators in the region, across a range of mediums.

A first prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the artist of the winning work, the runner up will be awarded $250 and the artwork most highly commended will be awarded $100.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of three well-known professional artists who will shortlist the finalists on the basis of digital imagery, and also select the overall winner, runner up and highly commended work.

Requirements for the digital imagery can be found in our Conditions for Entry and in the application form.

Entries are now open

We invite artists to apply for the River of Art 2019 Art Prize,
entries close Saturday 20 April 2019 at midnight.

Please read the conditions of entry before starting your entry form.

Please note that in order to complete your entry, a payment of $20 per work is required.
Your payment by direct debit, cheque, or money order must be provided to River of Art by Saturday 20 April 2019.

Finalists’ exhibition

Awards will be presented on Thursday evening, 16 May 2019 at the SoART Gallery in Narooma.

All finalists will be exhibited at the SoART Gallery in Narooma.

Other artworks submitted and not shortlisted will be invited for exhibition in the Salon de Refusés at the Narooma School of Arts’ Studios.

Both exhibitions will run from 16 May to 26 May 2019.

Key dates

  • 20th April 2019:  Deadline for Entry Forms with digital image, either online, or by email or post.  If by post ensure image/s is/are included on a thumb drive or CD. Also deadline for the receipt of Fee of $20 per work, either by direct debit, cheque and money order.
  • 3rd May 2019: Finalists will be notified by email.
  • 14th May 2019: Artists to deliver to SoART, framed artworks of the dimensions specified in the Conditions of Entry. This includes finalists and artworks to be exhibited in the Salon de Refuses.
  • 16th May 2019: The Art Prize opening and the announcement of winners.
  • 26th May 2019: All works to be collected from the SoART Gallery and Salon de Refuse between the hours of 1 and 3pm. If you have any queries in relation to collection please contact Joy on 0451 976 376.

Conditions of entry

  • All work must be the original unassisted work of the entrant and completed within one year of the exhibition date.
  • Work entered can be for sale. Commission of 15% on sales will be payable to the River of Art.
  • All 2D work can be up to 1 metre (W) X 1.5 metre (H). These dimensions include the frame. 3D work can be up to 2 metre (W) x 1.5 metre (H) x 50cm (D) with a maximum weight of 15 kilos.
  • An entry fee of $20.00 per work is payable with the entry form by the closing date of 20 April 2019.
  • Entrants must submit a high resolution digital image/s of each entered artwork as a jpg file at 300dpi and no less than 3 megabytes in file size (able to be opened in PC format). Please name each jpg image with:
    • the artist’s name
    • title of work
    • dimensions in cm
    • (no more than two images for each entry).
  • Finalists and winning artworks will be selected by a panel of judges.
  • All care will be taken with entries received, but the River of Art Committee and the School of Art Committee will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any work. Insurance, if required, is the responsibility of the exhibitor. No responsibility will be taken for work not collected at the end of the display period.
  • A limit of 2 entries per artist.
  • Finalists and exhibitors in the Salon de Refuse will be required to sit the exhibition on a roster organised with SoART.


Get in touch with the Art Prize coordinator: