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Annual Art Awards – Springsure

The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Springsure is the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery’s premier art event.

Established and emerging local artists can submit entries in up to seven categories, with prize money ranging up to $1,000 for council’s acquisitive awards.


  • 8 March to 15 April 2021
  • Exhibition open
  • 16 to 17 April 2021
    All works to be collected from the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery in Springsure

  • Award categories

    Category one | Easel-based works

    Artworks can be any medium, including mixed media, acrylic, oil, collage, print and more. Artworks should be on a non-paper-based support.

    First prize – $800


    Category two | Works on paper

    Artworks must be on paper and can include drawings, watercolour, collage, mixed media, print and more.

    First prize – $800


    Category three | Three-dimensional and fibre works

    Artworks can be freestanding or wall hung and include pottery, sculpture, maquette, carving, assemblage, timber, metal, stone, plastic, fibre, mosaic and more.

    First prize – $800


    Category four | Photography and digital art

    This category is for non-manipulated images, digital art and manipulated photography.

    First prize – $500


    Category five | Black and white

    Artworks must be in black and white and can be of any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $500


    Category six | Juvenile – 13 to 17 years

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $300
    Second prize – $75


    Category seven | Juniors – 12 years and under

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $150
    Encouragement – $50

  • Judges' awards

    Central Highlands Regional Council Artist Artwork Award

    Selected by the judge(s), the Central Highlands Regional Council Artist Artwork Award is an acquisitive prize selected from entries in categories one to three. The award comes with a $1,000 prize. Artworks must be listed for sale to qualify for this award.


    Central Highlands Regional Council Artist Photograph Award

    Selected by judges, the Central Highlands Regional Council Artist Photograph Award is an acquisitive prize selected from entries in categories four and five. It comes with a $1,000 prize. Artworks must be listed for sale to qualify for this award.


    People’s Choice Award

    Voted by guests at the opening and awards presentation night, the People’s Choice Award comes with a $200 prize.

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