2024 Festival Art Awards

Festival Art Awards 2024

The Moore Park Beach Art Awards are a drawcard for all artists, young and young at heart and a highlight of the Moore Park Beach Arts Festival.

If you have any questions please contact our Art Awards Coordinator Jess via text on 0405 440 411 or email:  [email protected].

Looking to pay your entry fees?

Click the button here to pay your entry fees for the 2024 Festival Art Awards online.

Conditions of Entry

Maximum 2 entries per section


  1. Entry Forms, together with entry fees must be lodged with Moore Park Beach Arts Inc. on or before Wednesday 31st July, 2024 by 5pm. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
  2. Exhibits must be delivered to Moore Park Beach Community Hall on Sunday 11th August between 2pm and 5pm or Monday 12th August 10am and 1pm. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.
  3. All exhibits must be signed out before collection from the Hall on Sunday 18th August between 10am and 1pm.
  4. Entries must be the original and unaided work of the entrant, completed in the last two years and not won a prize in any other art competition.
  5. Each artwork can only be entered into a single section. There is a limit of two artworks/entries per artist for each section.
  6. Competitors shall allow their work to be photographed without fee for publicity and documenting purposes.
  7. The responsibility rests with the exhibitor to ensure that the EXHIBITS MUST BE ABLE TO BE HUNG SAFELY. Wire must be strong enough to hold the weight of the artwork – therefore “D” hooks are essential. Stewards reserve the right to reject exhibits considered unsafe. Stewards also have the right to reject or remove works considered unsuitable. Only D type hangers with strong wire will be accepted, no open hooks, staples, or blue tack.
  8. Moore Park Beach Arts Inc. reserves the right to display entries as they see fit, including placing entries in a more appropriate section if entered incorrectly.
  9. Exhibits must be labelled on the back with Artist’s name, address and phone number, title of work, section, and price or NFS. Tags are supplied with the entry form paperwork.
  10. Moore Park Beach Arts Inc. will levy a commission of 20% on all sales of works sold during the Arts Festival. A 20% commission will be charged on all sales and will be deducted from the sale price on the entry form.
  11. All reasonable care will be taken with each exhibit, however work shall at all times remain the responsibility of the entrant. Neither Moore Park Beach Arts Inc. or Moore Park Beach Community Association will be liable for any loss or damage however it may occur. It is suggested that valuable works be covered by private insurance.
  12. The decision of the judges is final, and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.
  13. All works must stay on display during the entire exhibition and cannot be collected until Sunday 18th
  14. SIZE LIMITATION – The size of each exhibit must not exceed a maximum of 100 cm high X 100 cm wide including frame. Sculptures maximum 1 metre X 1 metre and weigh under 10 kilos.
  15. Section 10 is open ONLY to entrants who have never entered ANY art competition before.
  16. Section 11 is an open acquisitive entry. The winner of this section will be awarded $500 for the “sale” of their work, which will go to the category sponsor. Entrants, please keep this in mind when entering this section.
  17. Section 12 is an UNDER 18 acquisitive entry. The winner of this section will be awarded $250 for the “sale” of their work, which will go to the category sponsor. Entrants, please keep this in mind when entering this section.

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Entry Form

If you would like to enter our upcoming art competition, please complete the form.

We wish you luck. You never know, you might just win.

Remember, allow your courage to guide you forward, and you will be rewarded with a new acknowledgement of what you truly can achieve when you try.

Important Dates for Entrants to Remember

Wednesday 31st July
All entry forms and fees for all sections must be received by Moore Park Beach Arts Inc. by 5pm. No late entries will be accepted.

Sunday 11th & Monday 12th August
Delivery of artwork to Moore Park Beach Community Hall.

Friday 16th August
9am for 9.30am start – Junior Opening.
6.30pm for 7pm start – Official Opening Evening at MPB Community Hall.

Saturday 17th August
Festival Day. Exhibition open to public 10.00am to 5pm.

Sunday 18th August
Collection of artwork from MPB Community Hall between 10.00am and 1.00pm.

2024 Competition Categories

Like life, categories change and flow with the ebb and tides. Therefore, each year, stay tuned to see what’s new, and what remains.

What we are certain of is, that there is a category that everyone can enter.

So don’t be shy, be bold and start planning your entries now!

If you have any questions please contact our Art Awards Coordinator Jess on [email protected]

Main Categories



Any subject



Any subject



Any subject



A combination of two or more media or materials such as drawing, painting and/or collage. Wet media (such as acrylic paint, watercolour, ink, or other liquid media) combined with dry media (oil pastels, graphite, crayon).



Example but not limited to graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, coloured pencils, pastels, markers etc.



Open interpretation in any medium on paper or canvas



Any non-perishable material.
Maximum 1 metre x 1 metre and under 10 kilograms



Works of art created in natural or synthetic fibres



Any subject. Entries must have been photographed by the entrant and must be 100% photographic in origin. Images may be digitally altered or enhanced but cannot be created wholly or in part with the assistance of artificial intelligence.



Any subject in any medium



Any subject in any medium

Junior Artists



Any subject – Any medium


JUNIOR ARTISTS 6 – 11 years

Any subject – Any medium


JUNIOR ARTISTS 12 – 18 years

Any subject – Any medium

Other Categories


Overall Best in Show as awarded by the Judges


As voted by people attending the art festival exhibition

Meet Our Judges

Our judges come from a diverse background, where their individual approach and foresight is sought after when considering art prize winners. Every judge views entry pieces through their own lens and contributes valuable and worthy time and consideration to each artwork submitted.

Annually we have the opportunity to work alongside different specialists with a keen eye for what is deemed artistic flair and skill. What this means is that with the rotation of judges, everyone has a chance to win and be seen, and appreciated for their commitment and effort they took to submit their masterpiece in the arts festival.

Marlies Oakley

Kate Neil

John Learmonth

Moore Park Beach Art Awards Gala Evening

If have entered your work in the Moore Park Beach Art Awards, you will automatically be invited to the Awards Evening on Friday 16th August. Sponsors will also be invited to the gala evening with harps playing, fine food and a celebration of all things ART in Moore Park Beach.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


Winners of the Moore Park Beach Art Awards

All entries will be on display during the Moore Park Beach Arts Festival Saturday 17th August, with many for sale, and the chance for you to vote for your favourite for the People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions, please contact us.