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Entries are now open for our annual art prize. 

This prize is open to all Australian citizens and residents, whether professional or amateur artist. The major prize is a $5000 cash prize(non-acquisitive) with over $7000 in total prizes, awarded by a panel of guest judges (yet to be announced). 

Opening night Saturday 31st August, 7-9pm. All are welcome to attend opening night so please feel free to bring guests. 

Criteria for selection:

Requirements for art prize

  • Must have been completed in the 12 months prior to cut off date. 

  • Entrant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Artist may use any preferred medium

  • Applications open to professional and amateur artists

  • Piece must not exceed 80cm x 80cm (including frame) in any orientation. 


Over $5000 in prizes including:
First Prize: $5000 Cash Prize (non-acquisitive)
Package prize by sponsors Artisan Framing and Canvases
People's Choice Prize: 3 week exhibition with Hue and Cry Gallery Opening 26th July 2025.

Notes for entrants. 

  • All works will be exhibited

  • Prize is non acquisitive

  • Hue and Cry will take 30% commission on any works sold (incl GST)

  • Applicants may enter more than once. 

  • Applicants must adhere to strict drop off and pick up dates. 

  • Payments for works sold will be made to artist within 30 days after the closing date of exhibition

  • Artist name, artwork name and price should all be on the back of artwork

  • Application deadline 18th July at 11:59pm.

  • This show will run until 2pm on 21stSeptember 2024.

  • Judges and sponsors to be announced

Please ensure you read and understand all details below before entering. 

Important Dates

  • Entries Open:  -  14th May 2024

  • Entries Close:  -  18th July 2024 - 23:59pm

  • Entries to be delivered from:  -   3rd August 2024

  • Last day to deliver entries:  -  17th August 2024 (Hue and Cry Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 11am- 4pm and Saturday 11am- 2pm, Couriered work should arrive no later than 17th August).

  • Exhibition Opening:  -  Saturday 31st August 7-9pm

  • Exhibition runs from:  -   Saturday 31st August - Saturday 21st September

Terms & Conditions



Over $5000 in prizes including:

  • First Prize: $5000 Cash Prize (non-acquisitive).

  • People's Choice Prize: 3 week exhibition with Hue and Cry Gallery Opening 26th July 2025.

  • Package prize by sponsors Artisan Framing and Canvases:



Artworks will be assessed by one or more of the following criteria:

Evidence of exceptional technical skill.
Aesthetically outstanding.
Clear, concise concept.
Innovative approach to your chosen medium.

The decision of the judges is final. Judges to be announced soon.


Hue & Cry Gallery
64-66 Ryrie St, Wathaurong Country, Geelong VIC 3220




With thanks to our  sponsors Kate and Pete at Artisan Framing and Canvases who are donating a package to one lucky winner! Entrants to the Hue and Cry Art Prize are also eligible for a special 15% discount on framing for works entered. 


You can contact Artisan Framing through the below:



Phone: 0402 091 315

Our second sponsor is Michael from Aeterna Lab in Breakwater. Aeterna Lab is a bespoke fine art printing lab dedicated to colour accuracy and paper expertise.


Michael has generously offered a 10% discount to any entrant who may need any printing done for their prize entry. 



6/21 Leather St.
Breakwater, East Geelong, VIC, 3219.
Same building as Coffee Cartel Café/Roastery (entrance through the café)

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, their involvement in this year's art prize and their continued support. 

Application Criteria:

All 2D artworks must measure 80x80cm or less, INCLUSIVE OF frames/display apparatus.

Sculptures are accepted. All 3D works must be no larger than 80cm in any direction

We believe that if you pay to enter an art prize, your work should be exhibited, so please note that all entries will be exhibited during the Hue and Cry Art Prize exhibition 31st August to 21st September 2024.

Entries from all levels of experience are welcome. All entries will be exhibited so please ensure you are clear on all key dates, including drop off and collection dates.

Maximum of ten artworks per entrant.

The artwork statements are to be used for judging contention only, and will not be displayed in the exhibition.

It is the artists responsibility to ensure their artwork does not infringe on copyright.

Gallery commission on all artwork sales of 30% apply. This includes GST.

While all care is taken to ensure safety of artwork, in line with best industry practice, the gallery takes no responsibility for damaged artwork. Artists are encouraged to insure their work if they are concerned.

Only Australian citizens and residents are eligible to apply.

Artists must be aged 16 years and older.

The decision of the judges is final.

Copyright or licensing of each artwork must belong to the artist.

Hue & Cry Gallery will not accept content that is inflammatory, defamatory or racist to any person or group of people.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Hue & Cry Gallery reserves the right to cancel any entries or not display work that is in breach of any of the Terms and Conditions. 


To enter you must fill out our Entry Form

$50 per artwork (Max 10 works accepted per entrant).

All entries exhibited from 31st August - 21st September 2024.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Delivery of artwork:

Delivering in person: Artwork must be delivered between 3rd and 17th August. Hue and Cry opening hours are as follows:
Wednesday- Friday 11am- 4pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm

Works may be delivered by proxy. 

Delivering by post/courier: Works should not arrive later than 17th August 2024.
Delivery Address: 64-66 Ryrie Street, Geelong, Vic, 3220


Please ensure your FULL NAME, TITLE OF WORK, PRICE are on the back of EACH work

Due to storage requirements, artwork will not be received in person drop off before 3rd August.

If artwork is not delivered by these dates, it will not be included in the exhibition and fees will not be refunded.

Delivery costs are at the expense of the artist.

All artwork must arrive at the gallery ready to hang.

Packaging will not be stored by the gallery. Artists are responsible for bringing the appropriate packaging for transport of works upon collection.

Artwork Specifications:

All artworks measure 80 x 80cm or less, INCLUDING frames/display apparatus.

If measuring over 80 x 80cm AFTER FRAMING for 2D works or larger than 80cm in any direction at the base of a 3D work- it will be ineligible for inclusion.


All framed prints must be wired (picture hanging wire) or have d-rings attached for hanging. Our sponsors Artisan Framing and Canvases are available to help you with all your framing needs.


Thanks to our sponsors at Artisan Framing and Canvases, when you enter The Hue and Cry Art Prize, you are eligible for a 15% discount on framing with them. Just mention that you have entered when arranging with Kate and Pete. 


All unframed works will be pinned through unless alternative tabs supplied in advance. If you would prefer your work be pinned through tabs, the artist is responsible for providing and preparing works for such installation before drop off.

If magnets are required they must be supplied by the artist.

If your work does not have a sufficient hanging mechanism on the back that will hold the work up for the duration of the exhibition the work will not be hung and you will not be refunded your entry fee.

Works on canvas will be hung via their stretcher frames where appropriate.

The artist's name AND title of the work MUST be written or labelled on the back of the work itself for clear identification. Unlabelled works may not be exhibited at discretion of gallery management, and in these cases the exhibition fee will not be refunded.

Artists can enter multiple works (such as a diptych or triptych) as a single work only if they are approved by Prize staff and must adhere to the following:

All components/artworks, when installed together as a whole, measure under 80 x 80cm. Any works that measure over this will be treated as multiple works.

All components/artworks must be listed as a single price and will not be sold separately.

All components/artworks must be listed as a single work (with a single title) and will not be labelled separately. 

In the event they do not meet these requirements the components must be entered as separate works with an artwork fee for each.

Collection and Return of Works: 

Artist/courier collection in person: Unsold works MUST be collected from Hue & Cry Gallery between 11am-4pm between Wednesday 25th September and Saturday 28th September. Work not collected by this date will be charged a $25 late fee.

Works not collected by Saturday 2nd November will be disposed of.

A proxy may be nominated by the artist to collect on their behalf. Proxy’s names must be emailed to the Prize team ( and their matching ID must be shown to collect the artwork.

Packaging will not be stored by the gallery for artists dropping off works in person. Artists are responsible for bringing the appropriate packaging for transport of works upon collection.

Interstate and remote artists: Unsold works can be posted back to artists via courier. This is the ONLY option for postal return of works. Do not send stamps or pre-paid labels/packaging with your artwork as they will not be used.

It is the artist's responsibility to contact the gallery prior to the exhibition closing date to request this service and confirm their address by Saturday 14th September 2024. Due to the high number of entries, packaging will not be stored.

Courier returns process:

Courier return must be requested by Saturday 14th September 2024.

Once the artwork is packaged at the conclusion of the exhibition, Hue & Cry will obtain a quote for courier delivery back to the artist. Please note that this can take 14 days after the closure of an exhibition due to our short turn arounds between bump out and bump in of new shows.

Return of works via courier is at the artist's expense.

Upon payment of our return invoice, Hue & Cry will arrange for a courier to deliver the works back to the artist. If the artist wishes to make their own in person or proxy collections arrangements, they must inform the gallery before exhibition's end so it can be made ready for collection on the appropriate day.

Due to the volume of works, those returned by courier may take up to 30 days to be delivered.

If no request is made by the artist for courier return, artworks will be treated as uncollected and disposed of on the aforementioned date. You must notify Hue & Cry of your courier return details by Saturday 14th September: entering your address on your application form does not count as requesting courier return.

To request your work be returned by courier, please email 

Sale of artworks:

30% commission on artwork sales applies. This includes GST where applicable.

In the event of a sale, the bank details supplied on your entry form will be used for payment of sales. Bank details are requested on entry due to the number of entries received.

It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure bank details are correct at time of entry.

Artist Settlements are prepared and finalised up to 30 days after exhibition ends.

No online catalogue will be available in the Hue and Cry Art Prize.


While we take the utmost care of artwork, following industry best practice, Hue & Cry takes no responsibility for theft, loss or damage of artwork. It is advised that concerned artists purchase their own insurance.


Bank details will only be used in the case of your work selling!

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