Any artists that paint want $50,000? / by Kian West

If you are a Painter of the artistic kind you could win $50,000 from the Newcastle Art Gallery.
What do you need to do?

Image: Dallas Bray Burning Bush 2008 (detail) oil on canvas 140.0 x 160.0cm Recipient of the 2008 Kilgour Prize from the Jack Noel Kilgour bequest as administered by the Trust Company of Australia Limited Newcastle Art Gallery collection

Image: Dallas Bray Burning Bush 2008 (detail)
oil on canvas 140.0 x 160.0cm
Recipient of the 2008 Kilgour Prize from the Jack Noel Kilgour bequest as administered by the Trust Company of Australia Limited
Newcastle Art Gallery collection

Head to their website: HERE 
Apply before April 28. Submissions may be made as a high quality JPEG and write an artist's statement, the entry fee is $50 to cover administration costs (go on, bet on yourself).

A few Terms & Conditions to consider:

  • The work must be a figurative or portrait painting, that is, representing the human form by means of a figure or likeness. The work must be executed in painting media including oil, acrylic, watercolour and/or mixed media.
  • The work should not exceed 250 cm in any given dimension. A work can consist of multiple parts but must not exceed overall size limits.
  • The entrant warrants that the work is original and does not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.
  • In any year, the entrant may enter one work only, completed during the 12 months preceding 28 April 2017.
  • Finalists will be selected anonymously. Your name and all other details will be denied to the judges at this stage, and the work will be considered based solely on the image file provided, therefore a high quality image is recommended.
  • Employees of Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Art Gallery, the judges and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  • The KILGOUR PRIZE is open to all Australians (citizens of Australia or residents for at least twelve months).

*More terms are available via the website. 

Taken from Newcastle Art Gallery Website

Taken from Newcastle Art Gallery Website

The KILGOUR PRIZE an annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting administered annually by Newcastle Art Gallery. It awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges. Each year the judging panel is comprised of Newcastle Art Gallery's Manager and two invited external judges. A further $5,000 is awarded through the People's Choice, with the winner chosen by visitor voting online and at the Gallery.