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Land | Sea | Sky

Texture | Pattern


Best in Show winner has the opportunity to hang their work in the Manly Harbour Gallery for 3 months as well as a further 3 months on our digital platform.

Finalists will be short-listed from entries received. Their work will be made available for sale on our website and go into the People’s Choice Award which will be shared on Facebook.

People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 cash prize sponsored by Manly Harbour Gallery.
Short-listed finalists will be shared through our Facebook page. Share with your followers and get them to choose their favourite artwork by ‘liking’ the works of their choice.

Cost and Entry Details

  • Open to all artists 18 years and older.
  • The exhibition is open to 2D artworks illustrating the chosen theme. All painting mediums allowed: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolour, coloured pencil, digital paintings, pastel, mixed media/collage, photography etc. (no installation art or video)
  • To enter, visit, fill out the form detailing the artworks you would like to enter.
  • A $15 entry fee to be paid for each work submitted.
  • Payment can be made by Stripe (debit/credit card) during the online entry process.
  • The entry fee is non-refundable and contributes to administration.
  • It is important that submitted artwork images are of sufficient size and resolution to be easily viewed by the judges.
  • Uploaded image(s) should be:
    • a minimum of 750 pixels on the shortest side saved in .jpg or .png format maximum file size of each image not exceeding 2MB
    • File names should include the artist’s name, title of the work as listed on the entry form, dimensions in cm and price.
       eg: JaneSmith_BeachDay_34x48_$850
  • Entry details cannot be changed once entries are processed.
  • Artists consent to being added to the electronic mailing list for updates and further information on this and subsequent competitions. Your details will not be shared or used for any other purpose. An unsubscribe link is provided in each email you are sent.

Information for Finalists

  • The selected FINALISTS ONLY will be notified.
  • The list of Finalists will be made available on the Manly Harbour Gallery Art Competition website page.
  • Finalists paintings must be available for sale throughout the art prize competition. Paintings sold prior to the exhibition will be ineligible.
  • The Manly Harbour Gallery Art Competition has sole agency of finalist’s artworks for the duration of the exhibition and takes 30% commission on all sales.
  • The Best In Show winner is responsible for his/her own insurance cover while hung in the gallery.
  • The Best In Show winner is responsible for delivery of work to Manly Harbour Gallery at the artists expense. Unit 1, 11 Cambridge Parade, Manly Queenland 4179. ( delivery must be during Gallery opening hours unless other arrangements are made )
  • Maximum of 3 works to be delivered measuring no more than 1200 x 1200mm. (Diptych or triptych must fit within these measurements)
  • All artists selected as finalists authorise Manly Harbour Gallery to publish their works free of copyright, totally or partly, in all publications (catalogues, folders, posters, slide shows, brochures etc) related to this art competition, as well as on the official website or social media.
  • The Manly Harbour Gallery Art Competition reserves the right to exhibit online the selected finalists’ artwork only for the exhibition period.
  • All exhibited artworks from the Best in Show winner not sold during this period must be collected from Manly Harbour Gallery at the artist expense. Unit 1, 11 Cambridge Parade, Manly Queensland 4179.  Any paintings not collected by the dates provided after the 3 month exhibiting period are liable to be stored at the artists expense.