$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”



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 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)

Entries Close: Monday 10th May at 5:00pm (AEST)


2021 Key Dates

Monday 10th May 2021

Entries close at 5:00pm

Monday 24th May 2021

Finalists announced online

Monday 7th June 2021

Delivery of finalists art works to be received at Panorama—1 Quail Street, St Helens 7216 by 5:00pm

Friday 11th June 2021

Winner of art prize announced at festival opening


2019 WINNER: Robert Ryan ′Festival′


For enquiries please contact

John Avery
0437 069 603

Dr Malcom Bywaters
Wayne Hudson
Tracy Puklowski
Tracy Puklowski