$20,000 Art Prize



The $20,000 Bay of Fires Art Prize is back again in 2021 as part of the Winter Arts Festival.

Open to all artists worldwide, this year’s theme is Island Awakening”

Full details of events to be posted shortly





All entries must be submitted ONLINE.

The $50.00 AUD administration fee per entry is non-refundable, and must be paid at the time of submitting your online entry.

Multiple entries will be accepted, however each must be submitted as a separate entry.

Entries CLOSE: Friday 7th May 2021 at 5:00pm (AEST)

Finalists will be announced online on 21st May, with the winners announced at the competition exhibition opening on the evening of the 11th June 2021.

Entries are open to the following visual fine arts media:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Mixed media (any combination of the above media)

Entries of an audio visual nature cannot be accepted.


To enter, you will need:

  • Contact details of the Artist
  • Current Artist CV (word document or PDF)
  • Artwork details
  • Artist Statement
  • High Resolution image of the artwork being submitted (jpeg file, max. size 5MB)
  • Credit card (for secure online payment of entry fee)


2019 WINNER: Robert Ryan ′Festival′


For enquiries please contact

John Avery
0437 069 603

Dr Malcom Bywaters
Wayne Hudson
Tracy Puklowski
Tracy Puklowski