Community Art Awards

Community Art Awards

It's nearly time again for the 2020 Community Art Awards. This annual event showcases the creative talent in the City and surrounding areas.  

Works are submitted in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolour, acrylic, resin, printmaking, photography, and sculpture, and are exhibited over several weeks. Works are available for purchase at the end of the exhibition.

Entries open Monday 7 September 2020 and close on Friday 2 October 2020

Click the link below to complete the online entry form.

Entry Form

We are also seeking expressions of interest for a curator for this year’s Community Art Awards Exhibition. If you are interested, please read the Request For Quotation document below and submit your Expression of Interest by Friday 25 September  2020.

Request For Quotation

The 2020 Community Art Awards Exhibition will be held from 1 - 14 November 2020. 

For queries, please contact the City's Events team on (08) 9272 0622.



Artworks are available to view and purchase at the Community Art Awards Exhibition at The RISE

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

To enter, you will need to complete an online entry form, with an image of your art, by the closing date.

Is there a fee to enter?

No - this year, all entry fees and sales commissions have been waived to support our local artists.

What type of art can I submit?

It's up to you! We have previously accepted painting in oils, watercolours and acrylics, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, collages, resin art, photography, digital media, and printmaking - to name a few.

We accept all types of art as long as it is within the specifications listed in the Conditions of Entry (which will be uploaded to this page on the day entries open ).

How many pieces of art can I submit?

There is a limit of one piece of artwork per person. If your artwork is comprised of more than one element or piece, such as a sculpture that requires a stand (two pieces), this is acceptable and will count as one piece.

No diptych or triptych works will be accepted.

When can I deliver my artwork for the exhibition?

The date and time for delivery and collection of artworks will be published closer to the event.

Please note: artworks will be not be accepted prior to the published delivery date on this page, and must be collected at the end of the exhibition on the specified date and time.

Is there a prize?

There is over $10,000 worth of prize money to be awarded, in several categories:

  • Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
  • Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750
  • Community Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $500
  • Best City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
  • Best Sculpture Award: $500
  • Best Photography Award: $500
  • Best Ellis House Member Award: $500
  • Best High School Entry (years 7-12): $500
  • Best Primary School Entry (Years 1-6): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)
Where is the exhibition held and how long does it go for?

The exhibition is held at The RISE community centre at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, and runs for two weeks. 

Can I sell my artwork?

All entries must be for sale, as the City of Bayswater Open Award is an acquisitive prize and the winner’s artwork will become part of the City of Bayswater art collection.

All other artworks must be available for sale to the general public.

Please note: if you do not wish to sell your artwork, you will not be eligible to enter the Art Awards and Exhibition.

2019 winners

Winners of the 2019 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Saturday 2 November 2019. The City received 176 entries in 2019 across eleven categories, including a new photography category.

CategoryWinnerTitle of artwork

City of Bayswater Open Award $5000 (Acquisitive)

Miik Green

Xylem series: avium24

Highly Commended

Matthew McAlpineDepartment of Land Theft VI
Highly CommendedRosemary SkinnerRobert
Highly CommendedAndy QuiltyDad and Alby  
Best Sculpture AwardJane ButtonNavigate
Best City of Bayswater Resident AwardGeorge LinkeLady of the Lake
Best Bayswater Art Society Member AwardBeauchamp PaineExodus
Best Ellis House Member AwardLaura PedenBaigup Wetlands
Best PhotographyMarnie RichardsonAtlantic Poppy
Best City of Bayswater Primary School Entry (Years 1 -6)Srinika Sambath KumarChasing your star dreams
Best High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Finn McKennaStrata
Runner Up High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Mia AntenucciPieces of Papa
Best Bayswater High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Miriam LobaughAbsent Minded

Terms and Conditions

Entry details
  • Entry forms and fees must be received by the closing date and time advertised. Late entries will not be accepted. Entry forms may be photocopied. Details on the entry forms will not be altered once received.
  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • Entries will be accepted online at or by submission of the completed entry form
  • All entries will be judged. The judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The curator will make a selection of works for the exhibition. If your work is not selected due to space restraints, you will be advised.
  • Failure to comply with the conditions of entry will result in the entrant forfeiting the opportunity to enter into the 2020 Art Awards and Exhibition.
Categories and prizes
  • All entries will be eligible to win the City of Bayswater Open Award (acquisitive) and the Peoples Choice Award.
  • The City of Bayswater Open Award is an acquisitive prize and the winner’s artwork will become part of the City of Bayswater art collection.
  • Residents of the City of Bayswater will automatically be entered in the Best Bayswater Resident Award.
  • Winning entries will be announced on the opening night, with the exception of the People's Choice Award, which will be announced on the final day of the exhibition.
Delivery and pick up details
  • Entrants are to cover all delivery costs.
  • No payment whatsoever will be made by the City of Bayswater for freight or other delivery charges incurred in the delivery or return of exhibits.
  • All artworks are to be clearly labelled on the back of the artwork indicating artist name, title, medium, dimensions and price.
  • Entries must be delivered to The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands.
  • All entries are to be picked up on the allocated day and time, which will be announced closer to the date. Identification will be required to pick up all entries. If you are unable to attend, please call the Events Team to make alternative arrangements prior to this date. Written consent will be sought if the Artist requires someone else to pick up the artwork on their behalf. Work not picked up by this time will be acquired and disposed of at the discretion of the City of Bayswater.
  • All artists who sell artwork during the exhibition will be contacted directly prior to the pick up date specified.
Sales and GST
  • No commission fees will be taken from art sales in the 2020 Community Art Awards.
  • All entries must be for sale and entrants must indicate ABN and GST details on the entry form where appropriate.
  • Artists who do not have an ABN must sign the statement of the entry form or 48.5% PAYG tax will be deducted from any payment to be made..
General rules
  • All works entered must be less than 12 months old from closing date, the original work of the artist and NOT previously exhibited.
  • All artworks must be a single item. (No diptych, triptych works).
  • Entries shall be presented to exhibition standard - they MUST be dry.
  • All works are to have a suitable hanging assembly. D-latches and cord are the preferred method.
  • 2D Works must not exceed 1.3m x 1.3m in any direction including frame. All 2D works must not weigh more than 10kg.
  • 3D artwork must be a maximum of 20kg and must not exceed 40cm deep (front to back), 60cm high (top to bottom) and 1m wide (left to right).
  • The City of Bayswater, whilst talking good care, will not take responsibility for the damage or loss of artworks. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide insurance for their works.
  • Incorrect entries or failure to comply with condition of entry will result in disqualification.
  • Entrants agree the organisers reserve the right to reproduce entries in print, film or digital format for promotion, education and documentation purposes in association with the City of Bayswater.
  • The Artist agrees the City of Bayswater reserves the right to reproduce work (in part or whole) in print, film or digital format for promotion, education and documentation in association with the exhibition.
  • Failure to meet any of these conditions will exclude you from exhibiting.
  • To be entered into the catalogue, entrants must provide an electronic photograph before the closing date.
  • Entrants cannot be awarded the City of Bayswater Open Award (acquisitive) prize in two consecutive years however, can be placed in any other category.
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