Prospect Portrait Prize - Submissions

Prospect Gallery invites contemporary approaches to portraiture. We seek the artists’ unique interpretation of the subject, revealing aspects of the subject, human or animal.

Selection process

The 9th Prospect Portrait Prize is a juried exhibition. Members of the Prospect Arts Action Network (PAAN) will assess and select the finalists for the exhibition which opens 26 November 2017. Finalists will be selected on the artistic merit of work and conformation to conditions of entry. The selection panel will consider the work in relation to presenting a cohesive Prospect Gallery exhibition.

The Prize 

The Prospect Portrait Prize is a non-acquisitive prize generously donated by Terry Howe Printing.

Prize winners will be chosen from those works selected for exhibition in the 9th Prospect Portrait Prize 2017.

  • First Prize             $5,000
  • Packers’ Prize        $500
  • People’s Choice     $1,000

First prize and Packers’ Pick to be announced at opening of exhibition.

Independent judge, Liz Nowell, CEO of ACE Open has been invited to determine the entrant to be awarded the First Prize.

Packers’ Prize will be determined by City of Prospect Council staff and Elected Member votes.  People’s Choice to be announced at the closing of exhibition, determined by public vote.

Important dates
  • Applications close Friday 29 September 2017
  • Artists advised of selection by Friday 20 October 2017
  • Shortlisted artworks selected for exhibition to arrive at Prospect Gallery on Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Prospect Portrait Prize Exhibition Opening and Announcement of Prizewinners on Sunday 26 November 2017
  • Exhibition dates 26 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

* Mandatory Field

Application Details
First Name*
Last Name*
Street Address*
Entry Details
Title of Artwork*

Please provide 20 words (max) about the artwork for promotional/display purposes


In centimentres


In centimentres


In centimentres

Method of Display*

i.e. wall mounted, plinth, DVD, etc

Retail amount*

Please note: 30% commission and GST needs to be included


Artists name and title of artwork appears as the file title.

Artists name and title of artwork appears as the file title.


Application Fee: $55 (inc GST, non-refundable)

Once your online submission has been received, you will be sent an invoice for payment. Your application will not be final until payment has been received.


By submitting this application, I agree that I have read the 9th Prospect Portrait Prize - Conditions of Entry(167 kb), and agree to abide by the conditions therein.

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