Youth Art Prize

With every wave, the ocean whispers secrets of forgotten tales, can you unravel the Mysteries of the Deep?

The Waverley Youth Art Prize returns for 2024. The Prize is open to everyone aged between 9-18 living, studying and playing in Sydney’s East. This year, we ask aspiring artists to respond to the theme Mysteries of the Deep. Mysteries of the Deep is a theme which asks young artists of Sydney’s Eastern Beaches to create an artwork exploring the possibilities of underwater worlds. Undersea cities of the past or future, strange creatures or something else entirely, we want you to make us see the possibilities of water, in a new way. Broad artistic interpretation of this theme is encouraged. Entrants may utilise ideas relating to popular culture, science fiction, sustainability, or something else. All mediums and interpretations are welcome.

Winners of the Youth Art Prize will receive a range of art materials to help with future creations while the winner of the senior section will receive a voucher for a week at the National Art School’s Summer School.

Applications must be submitted through the online portal before Friday May 24. Artworks must be delivered to the Waverley Library on Friday May 24.

Enter the Waverley Youth Art Prize

12 February
Waverley Youth Art Prize theme launched, and online portal opens. Judges and Prizes announcements commence.

Friday 24 May
Artworks due through the online portal and delivered to Waverley Library between 9.30am-5pm.

Thursday 6 June 
Waverley Youth Art Prize announcement at 5pm.

6 June - 25 July
Youth Art Prize exhibition open at the Waverley Library Galleries

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