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Prize Details

Sponsored by Friends Regional Gallery Inc. and Marie Pigott, and supported by the Sunshine Coast Council and Caloundra Regional Gallery, the Local Student Art Prize 2023 will be held on Friday 24 March to Sunday 7 May 2023 in the Artroom at Caloundra Regional Gallery.  

School students are encouraged to participate in this exciting opportunity by entering a two-dimensional artwork that celebrates their local region. 

A total prize pool of $1500 has been generously donated by Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. and Marie Pigott. Art supplies vouchers will be awarded across a range of categories to winning entrants and their schools. 

Thirty finalists will be displayed in the Artroom at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, held in conjunction with the prestigious annual Local Artists - Local Content Art Prize 2023 shown in Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Key Dates

  • Entries open: Friday 2 December 2022
  • Entries close: Sunday 19 February 2023
  • Artworks and completed entry forms are to be delivered to Caloundra Regional Gallery from Wednesday 14 December 2022 – Sunday 19 February 2023 between the hours of 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday or Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm (excluding Public Holidays) 
  • Finalists announced: Friday 10 March 2023
  • Winners will be announced on Saturday 25 March 2023 at 2pm 
  • Exhibition dates: Friday 24 March to Sunday 7 May 2023 
  • Return of finalists’ artworks: Collect from Caloundra Regional Gallery from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 May 2023 between the hours of 10am – 4pm and Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 May between the hours of 10am – 2pm.

Prizing

  • No cash prizes will be given. $1500 in prize vouchers for art supplies will be awarded courtesy of Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. and sponsor Marie Pigott.
  • The schools of the three winning entries will be awarded a prize voucher to the value of $200 for each age category. In the case of there being no direct school associated with the winning entry of a school-aged child, the awarding of the school prize will be at the discretion of Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc., Caloundra Regional Gallery and Sunshine Coast Council.