Youth Art Prize

Dreams of the future and sparks of inspiration, how will we overcome challenges, make a better world and find our very own Climate Utopia?

The Waverley Youth Art Prize returns for 2023. The Prize is open to everyone aged between 9-18 living, studying and playing in Sydney’s East. This year’s theme, Climate Utopia, was decided by a young people’s focus group and is intended to get young artists thinking about hope, possible futures and the environment. We know that this theme is sure to create a thoughtful and provocative exhibition in June.

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.

We hope you will encourage your students to enter work. Please find posters, terms and conditions and postcards attached to pass to your students.

2023 Winners

Mayor’s Highly Commended - Patrick Kelly
Mayor’s Highly Commended - Kathryn Jordan
Mayor’s Prize - Mila Bell

Junior – Highly Commended – Romeo Barret
Junior - Third - Eve Toward
Junior – Second - Emelie Mitchell-Taverner
Junior – First - Luna Leis

Intermediate – Highly Commended - Hesper Kelso Black
Intermediate – Highly Commended - Austin Zhang
Intermediate – Third - Brideah Cronin
Intermediate – Second - Toby
Intermediate – First - Patrick Kelly

Best New Media - Sarah Toward
Best 3 Dimensional - Dallas and Summer Pumpa-Jones
Best Interpretation of the theme - Griffin Hincksman
Best Interpretation of the theme - Kathryn Jordan

Senior – Highly Commended - Siena Taylor
Senior – Third - Yana Dalglish
Senior – Second - Coco Batu-Sampson
Senior – First - Arfi – Angus Fisher

Key Dates

27 February – Applications open

25 May – Submissions close

26 May – Artworks delivered to the Waverley Library

2 June – Exhibition opening and awards announcement

2 – 28 June – Exhibition on view at the Waverley Library

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