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Escape ARTfest presents


Shoalhaven Open Art Prize

Ulladulla Civic Centre - October Friday 11 - Sunday 13


Open for artworks in:

2D, Small 3D (displayed inside) and Large 3D (displayed outside).

  • First Prize 2D = $2000

  • First Prize 3D small = $2000

  • First Prize 3D large = $2000

  • People’s Choice Award = $1000

  • Emerging Artist Award = $500


Key Dates

  • 12/05/24 Registration open 

  • 22/09/24 Closing date for entries

  • 10/10/24 Delivery of artworks to Ulladulla Civic Centre from 10-3

  • 11/10/24 to 13/10/24 Exhibition open to the public

  • 12/10/24 Winners announced 12pm at the launch event

  • 13/10/24 People's Choice Winner Announced

Artwork by Talya Thompson

Conditions and Entry Process

  • Entry into this prize must be completed online, using the form below.

  • A maximum of two artworks may be submitted by an artist for the exhibition.

  • 2D works can be in any medium.

  • A fee of $40 for the first entry, and $30 for the second will apply.

  • Fees are payable upon submission of the online entry and a screenshot of the receipt supplied via email, if paying manually.

  • Entry must also include a quality image of the artwork labelled with surname and title.

  • Sales of artworks in the exhibition will be subject to a 20% commission charge.

  • Each artwork is to be clearly labelled with: Artist's  name, contact details, the title of the work, size, medium used and sale price (which includes commission), and for portraits, a release signed by the sitter.

  • 2D artwork should be a maximum of 1.5m in either height or width, and be ready to hang with D rings attached.

  • 3D artworks up to a maximum of 1m in any direction are able to be displayed inside, but can also be outside if the artist prefers.

  • 3D works exceeding this size will be displayed outside and thus open to the elements.

  • The judges will select the artworks to be awarded the First and Emerging Artist prizes.

  • The judges' decisions are final and based upon their joint consideration of the artistic merit of the entries. No correspondence will be entered into in relation to the selection.

  • The People's Choice award will be based upon returned voting forms and will be awarded based upon the votes received by Sunday 13/10/24, 4pm.

  • The works must have been completed after October 2022.

  • Whilst all care will be taken by the committee in handling of works, insurance of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist.

  • The work must be ready to hang (specific instructions will be provided at a later date).

All questions regarding exhibition entry should be emailed OR call Nadja 0403997297




Please upload one quality photo of your entry. Ensure the filename includes artist name and title.

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Please upload one quality photo of your entry. Ensure the filename includes artist name and title.

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ENTRY FEE - before hitting SUBMIT please log on to your bank and pay the appropriate entry fee to Escape ARTfest Inc - 633000 - 124320706, using your name as the reference

Thanks for submitting!

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