Prizes and Awards

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Total Prize Pool over $10,000 – details below



Well Covid has beaten us for a physical show.

For our primary school children – we still want to have a category for you so here are your options

Create your artwork in whatever format you wish

When it’s safe to do so, get Mum or Dad or a friend to fill in the entry form linked here – make sure you put your school name on the entry form.

Drop the entry form and your exhibit/s into Tom at the Post Office or Amani at the Bendigo Bank no later than Monday 11th October at 5 pm when they close.

The lovely Rhonda will collect all these and they will be judged on the Wednesday 13th October.

Whether we can have a presentation night will depend on what happens with Covid.

There is $300 in prize money for the judges to distribute at their discretion and we will make sure this and the certificates are sent back to your school for distribution.

You can enter yourself or your school can enter your entry – it’s your choice!

  • Any painting, any media (Landscape – Portrait – Flora/Fauna – Contemporary Abstract – $1000 sponsor Sadie and Co Boutique.
  • Photography – $500 sponsor Integrity Real Estate Kinglake
  • Textiles (any textile article, felting, knitting, quilt, patchwork, crochet, sewn by machine or hand) $500
  • Single or Mixed Media – $500 sponsor Kinross Farm
  • Laser/CNC/3D Printing – $500
  • Sculpture (any media) $500 sponsor Stone the Crows Festival
  • Any article any media – created during Covid-19 lockdowns – $300 sponsor Kinglake Berry Growers Group

Total prize money virtual exhibits only $3800

As can be seen all forms of artistic creations are welcome


In addition to cash prizes for first place in each section, there is a cash prizes for Best in Show, Emerging Artist and Encouragement Award plus you may vote in the Viewers’ Choice award.

Cash prize of $2,000 for the Best in Show Award. The Judges will choose this winner, which might or might not be the winner of any individual category.

Bendigo Bank Kinglake returns to sponsor our Emerging Artist Award (for any artist aged 25 years or under as at 1st October 2021 in any media) and the Encouragement Award (for any artist in any media, aged over 25 years at the same date). Each award is valued at $250.

General Information

Other supporters of the Art Show are listed on our Sponsors page.

The Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges is proud to sponsor the schools category as part of its scholarship program. For the schools in the Kinglake Ranges catchment, the art teachers are invited to select ten entries from each school to participate in a schools only category, with cash prizes for place getters. Primary School students are also encouraged to enter this section with individual entries separate to the school exhibits – with the consent of their parent/guardian. The Judges will decide the disbursement of the $300 prize for this category.

Previous entry from Linda Robinson

The details we need on your entry form include

* Title of Work
* Medium (e.g. oil, acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, textile, photograph, wire, glass, timber, metal or such other items as make up the composition of the entry)
* The size of the exhibit – this will help us plan our display
* Prize category – this will be one of the categories listed above
* For sale price for each exhibit.

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