CMAG Art Prize
The CMAG Art Prize is open to secondary students who attend schools within the Canberra region. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Year 7 to 10 and Year 11 to 12. A selection of student work submitted will be displayed in a digital exhibition at CMAG and on the CMAG website.
2021 theme: How do you see Canberra?
Visit CMAG to view the Seeing Canberra exhibition and learn about the way local artists, through the decades, have viewed Canberra and portrayed a sense of place. Be inspired and create your own work of art. The judges are looking for original, thought-provoking digital photography and striking imagery that excels at storytelling and reveals what it is that you love about Canberra.
CMAG's Inaugural Art Prize for Secondary students: Seeing Canberra has two categories:
Year 7 – 10
Year 11 – 12
All entries are due at the end of Term 1, 2021 on Thursday 1 April 2021.
Announcement of winners
Prizes will be awarded and announced during Term 2, 2021.
Two prize categories: Year 7 – 10 and Year 11 – 12. Prizes include:
- First Prize: $150
- Highly Commended Award: $50
- Encouragement Award: Dymocks book voucher to the value of $30
How to enter
- Entry is FREE. Please enter the CMAG Art Prize via Eventbrite
- You may enter up to four works. Entries can be digital or analogue photographs, colour or black and white. For analogue entries, please provide a scanned copy in jpg format.
- Please only enter works in landscape format.
- Once you have entered via Eventbrite, send a copy of your entry to the CMAG Bookings Officer at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entries must include the title of the photograph in the email subject heading. For example: Seeing Canberra – Civic Square
- Students must include their full name, age, year, school and contact phone number in the body of the email.
Terms and conditions
- By participating in this competition, students, teachers, parents and carers understand that student work will be used for promotional purposes.
- CMAG reserves the right to display selected works only.
- Captions will include the student’s full name and school.
- Students graduating from Year 12 in 2020 are eligible.
- The work may be that produced as part of study requirements, or individually (the entry is not based upon enrolment in a photography-related subject).
Ted Richards, Posties worn tyres - Melbourne building, 1964
Silver gelatin photograph
Richard Larter, Near Yass, 1989 (detail)