Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition

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Applications close
31 August 2021
Announced
30 September 2021
Prize money
AUD $20,000
Location
VIC, Australia
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Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition

The Mission to Seafarers’ Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for nineteen years and is returning once again in 2021.

Last year more than 200 entries were received and 107 were shortlisted from a highly competitive field – including a greater number of emerging artists than previous years – all of whom responded to the theme ‘The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’. The jury were impressed with the high standard and diversity of entries, ranging from traditional to contemporary mixed media.

The annual event is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV). Entrants compete in five categories – Maritime Art Award, Best Traditional, Runner-Up, Emerging Artist and People’s Choice Award.

Summary
Application dates
1 May 2021 - 31 August 2021
Exhibition dates
01 October 2021 - 17 October 2021
Finalists notified
6 September 2021
Eligibility
National and International Entries Allowed
Prize frequency
Annual
Judges
to be announced
Prize genre
Maritime Theme
Location
The Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands
VIC
Australia
Prizes
AUD $20,000
Fees
$45 per entry and there is a commission of 33% on sales.
Last updated
4 June 2021
Prior Winners
2019: Jenny Viney - Best Traditional Maritime ($5,000)
2019: Maria Kontis - Winner ($15,000)
2018: Ben Tankard - Emerging Artist Award ($2,000)
2018: Joni Dennis - Winner ($15,000)
2017: Ted Dansey - Winner ($15,000)
2016: Barbara Tyson - Winner ($15,000)
2015: Richard Claremont - Winner ($15,000)
2014: Jane Flowers - Winner ($15,000)
2012: Martin Campbell - Winner ($15,000)
2011: Lisa Radford - Joint Winner ($15,000)
2011: Sam George - Joint Winner ($15,000)
2011: Sharon West - Emerging Artist ($5,000)