National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting

DEADLINE : 4th November, 2016

Entries are now open for The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting. This is a unique triennial art prize that aims to celebrate excellence and innovation in the watercolour medium.

This non-acquisitive prize is open to all Australian artists and selected finalists will be exhibited in the Webb Gallery, located within Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art at South Bank, Brisbane. 2017 marks the inaugural Bermingham Prize exhibition. The overall winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously donated by Elaine Bermingham.

‘Landscape’ is defined as any form of land or environment and does not exclude peopled landscape, seascape or urbanised and rural habitat. Artworks entered do not need to be representational; innovative and abstracted explorations of watercolour are encouraged.

Entries Open: Monday 19 September – Friday 4 November 2016
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 9th February – Saturday 25th February 2017
Award Night: Friday 10th February 2017, 6pm – 8pm

$20,000 – major prize (non-acquisitive)
$2,000 – two highly commended awards

$50 entry fee – up to three works allowed per entry.
Open to all artists 18 years and over who are Australian Citizens or permanent residents

All entries for the prize can be submitted online: