Prize Details

[Image credit: Jodie Wells Zealous Search | 2014 | oil on canvas | 105 x 105 cm ]

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 offers a major prize of $25,000 cash plus a residency at Montville Country Cabins. The winning work is added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. A non-acquisitive Highly Commended $5,000 prize sponsored by the Proost-De Deyne family and People’s Choice $2,500 prize are also on offer. The award is open to any Australian resident.


Major Prize – $25,000 cash 
Sponsored by Audi Centre Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council, plus artist studio residency sponsored by Montville Country Cabins

Highly Commended Prize – $5000 cash 
Sponsored by Proost-De Deyne Family

People’s Choice Prize – $2500 cash 
Sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Key dates

  • Entries open: Monday 1 February
  • Entries close: Friday 15 April
  • Finalists announced: mid-May
  • Exhibition dates: Thursday 18 August to Sunday 2 October
  • Official Opening and winners announced: Thursday 1 September
  • Exhibition venue: Caloundra Regional Gallery

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Last Updated 17-Jun-16