The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize celebrates the talents of emerging artists within the East Gippsland Shire.

Entries are open now and all must be submitted by 5pm, 10 August 2018. Entry into the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize is free and open to all young people aged between 12 – 25, who live, study or work within the East Gippsland Shire. There are no limits to the genre or medium of artworks submitted, although all entries must be the original work of the submitting artist and artists may submit one entry only.

The winner of the East Gippsland Youth Art Prize will receive $300.00 and a solo exhibition at the East Gippsland Art Gallery in the Sideshow Room. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the runners up.

Artists are encouraged to use any medium including but not limited to: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and beyond.

The East Gippsland Youth Art Prize is supported by the East Gippsland Shire CouncilEast Gippsland Youth Ambassadors, FReeZA and the East Gippsland Art Gallery.

An independent judging panel of local artists and community members will meet and select the winner and runners up. Submitted works will go on exhibition from the 24th of August, 2018.

Youth art offers a fresh perspective, and I am sure this exhibition will produce some of the most unique works you will see all year,”
says Crystal Stubbs, East Gippsland Art Gallery Director.

“The Exhibition will highlight and celebrate young people for their unique talents and their ability to interpret life through art”.

For further information, send a message to Youth Voice of East Gippsland on Facebook or contact East Gippsland Shire Council Arts and Cultural Coordinator or the Youth Engagement Officer at the East Gippsland Shire on (03) 5153 9500. You can also download the entry form.

Artworks are to be delivered to any of the East Gippsland Shire Service Centres. Artworks are to be clearly and securely labelled on the back with the artist’s name, contact details, title of work and date of birth. No late entries will be accepted. Entries must be submitted no later than 5.00pm on 10 August 2018.