2017 Inspired Prizes
A Special Guest Judge will award the prizes.
A maximum of three prize winning works may be selected for acquisition.
$5,000 - Major Prize ‘Best of Show’ all categories
$2,000 - Commendation prize all categories
$500 - People’s Choice Prize
The People’s Choice Award will be presented after the show is closed to the artist with the highest number of in-exhibition votes for the artist’s work.
$250 - Emerging Artist Prize
This prize is only open to emerging artists between the age of 18 and 35, who are a resident of the Newcastle or Hunter Valley districts. An emerging artist is roughly defined as an artist who has continually practised as a professional artist for less than five years and wishes to further develop their chosen art form. To be eligible for the prize category you must indicate this in the space provided on the entry form.
$1000 - 2D abstract painting
$1000 - 2D painting
$1000 - 2D painting in watercolours
$1000 - 2D drawing (pen, pencil and other drawing media)
$1000 - 3D sculpture
$750 - 3D ceramic works
$750 - 2D printmaking
$500 - 2D miniatures any medium
$100 - Youth (Limit of one work per student who is currently enrolled at HVGS)
$50 x 3 - Youth Encouragement Awards