Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards is an annual acquisitive exhibition proudly sponsored by Council.

Held in May each year the Art Awards offer an acquisitive prize of $8000, four category prizes of $2000 each, and two supplementary $1000 prizes for a Local Artist and a People's Choice Award.

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How to enter

Entry registrations closed 10 March 2019 at 11:59 PM.


  • 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.
  • Photo digital
    Any photographic works either digital or analogue including digital art.
  • 3D works
    Including sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and wood work.


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, identify, spirit or sense of place
  • Maintenance and conservation: the artwork should be 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: