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Annual Art Awards – Springsure

  • The awards

    The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Springsure is the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in March each year.

    Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and black and white art, each adult category comes with a $600 prize for first and $150 prize for second place.

    Each year, judges award a local artist the prestigious Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award to the most outstanding work from all categories.

    In style of an evening at the gallery, the awards night and exhibition opening has become a popular event in the Central Highlands social calendar. Artists and guests mingle over wine and platters, while nominating their favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

  • Award categories

    Category one | Easel-based works

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

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category two | Works on paper

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

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category three | Three-dimensional and fibre works

    Artworks can include pottery, sculpture, maquette, carving, assemblage, timber, metal, stone, plastic, fibre, mosaic and more.

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category four | Photography and digital art

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

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category five | Black and white

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

    First prize – $600
    Second prize – $150


    Category six | Youth – 13 to 18 years

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $150
    Second prize – $50


    Category seven | Juniors – 12 years and under

    Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

    First prize – $150
    Second prize – $50

  • Judges' awards

    Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

    Selected by the judge(s), the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award is chosen from entries in categories one to five. The award is open to residents of the Central Highlands and comes with a $2,000 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.

  • Key Dates 2022
    DateDescription
    4 February 2022, 5.00pmEntries close
    18 February 2022, 5.00pmFinal date for artwork delivery
    4 March 2022, 6.00pmOfficial Opening and Award Presentation
    7 March to 13 April 2022Exhibition open
    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
    15 to 16 April 2022Collection of artworks
  • Entry Form 2022
  • Terms and Conditions

The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Springsure is the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in March each year.

Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and black and white art, each adult category comes with a $600 prize for first and $150 prize for second place.

Each year, judges award a local artist the prestigious Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award to the most outstanding work from all categories.

In style of an evening at the gallery, the awards night and exhibition opening has become a popular event in the Central Highlands social calendar. Artists and guests mingle over wine and platters, while nominating their favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

Category one | Easel-based works

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

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category two | Works on paper

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

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category three | Three-dimensional and fibre works

Artworks can include pottery, sculpture, maquette, carving, assemblage, timber, metal, stone, plastic, fibre, mosaic and more.

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category four | Photography and digital art

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

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category five | Black and white

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

First prize – $600
Second prize – $150


Category six | Youth – 13 to 18 years

Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

First prize – $150
Second prize – $50


Category seven | Juniors – 12 years and under

Artworks can be in any medium and in any format.

First prize – $150
Second prize – $50

Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

Selected by the judge(s), the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award is chosen from entries in categories one to five. The award is open to residents of the Central Highlands and comes with a $2,000 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.

DateDescription
4 February 2022, 5.00pmEntries close
18 February 2022, 5.00pmFinal date for artwork delivery
4 March 2022, 6.00pmOfficial Opening and Award Presentation
7 March to 13 April 2022Exhibition open
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
15 to 16 April 2022Collection of artworks

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