Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards is an annual acquisitive art prize and exhibition proudly delivered by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The Art Awards offer an acquisitive prize of $8,000 to an overall winner, four category prizes of $2,000 each and two supplementary $1,000 prizes for a Local Artist and People’s Choice Award.  Held annually, 2020 will mark the 27th year of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards with the exhibition open from 22 May to 31 May 2020. 

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How to enter

Applications closed 1 March 2020 at 11:59 PM.  Applicants are encouraged to use the technical guidance for submitting artworks into the Art Awards(PDF, 1MB) to assist with lodging their application. 

Delivery of finalist artwork for the exhibition

Personal delivery

Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (access via Mecklem Street)

Courier delivery

Date: Monday 11 May and Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (access via Mecklem Street)

Collection of artwork

Collection in person or by private agent

Date: Monday 1 June 2020 (except acquisitions)
Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (access via Mecklem Street)

Collection by courier

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (access via Mecklem Street)

Categories

  • Painting: Oils, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.
  • Works on paper: Any work on a paper substrate including but not limited to: pen, pencil, ink, collage and mixed media (excluding watercolour, see painting category).
  • Photography: Any photographic works either digital or analogue including digital art.
  • 3D works: Including but not limited to sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, textiles and wood work.

Prizes

Acquisitive Award

The $8000 acquisitive award is selected from any of the categories, with the winning works becoming part of the Moreton Bay Region Art Collection. The winning artwork will have met the criteria of Moreton Bay Regional Council's acquisition policy criteria of:

  • Relevance: the artwork should reflect the vision, diversity and character of the region focusing on the culture, identity, spirit or sense of place
  • Maintenance and conservation: the artwork should have manageable maintenance and conservation requirements.

All artists are eligible.

Four non-acquisitive prizes

$2000 prize for each of the four categories: painting, 3D works, works on paper, photography. Open to all artists.

People's Choice Award

$1000 prize as the result of a public ballot counted at the end of the exhibition. All artists are eligible.

Local Artist Award

$1000 non-acquisitive merit certificate. Awarded to an eligible local (Moreton Bay Region) in any of the four categories.

Terms and conditions

Past winners

View past Moreton Bay Region Art Award winners: