Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln Art Prize

Register for 2022 Port Lincoln Art Prize

Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln Art Prize


    Opening & Awards Night & Exhibition

    The entries will be exhibited from 14th January to Friday 25th February 2022

    Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday 14th January 2022 from 7.00pm.
    All artists who enter work are invited to attend.

    How to Enter

    Port Lincoln Art Prize 2022

    The Artwork must include:

    • The Artists Name
    • Title of Artwork
    • Medium Used
    • Dimensions: Size in (mm)
    • Weight of Artwork in (kg)

    The above information should be under the artwork displayed on the electronic media or email so that the curator can see the details when the image or email is opened.


    • Entry form, with non-refundable entry fee of $40 or $22 for Youth Award (incl. GST) for each entry.
    • Please phone 08 8621 2351 to make payment over the phone via credit card or come into the Nautilus Arts Centre at 66 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA. Opening hours are between Monday – Friday 10am-3pm or Saturday 10am-1pm
    • Artist may submit a number of images on the same electronic media, but an entry form and entry fee for each work submitted must be supplied.


    Via email: (preferred)
    or hard copy to be sent to PO Box 1787 Port Lincoln SA 5606
    Or delivered to the Nautilus Arts Centre Gallery Shop, 66 Tasman Tce Port Lincoln SA 5606
    Phone 08 8621 2352


    All prizes are non-acquisitive
    • Major Award $8,500 Cash Prize - Bendigo Community Bank Port LincolnAll open entries will be eligible for this prize
    • Local Artist Award $1000 Cash Prize - Retire AustraliaEyre Peninsula residents entries eligible for this prize
    • Youth Award $500 Cash Prize - Port Lincoln Rotary ClubFor work by an artist under 18 years of age
    • Youth Highly Commended Award - Port Lincoln Arts Council$250 Cash Prize
    • Jane Hutchinson People's Choice Award - Port Lincoln Art Group$500 Cash Prize (To be announced after the close of the exhibition)
    • Sculpture Award - Lincoln Estate Wines & Glen Forest Tourist Park$200 Prize Package

    Art Prize Judging

    Works selected for the Port Lincoln Art Prize judging and exhibition, will be chosen by the Nautilus Arts Centre Art Prize Committee (NACAPC). All artists will be advised if their entry has or has not been selected for judging and exhibition.
    The final judging with be carried out by an independent art critic. The judge’s decision will be final and no explanation will be entered into. The announcement of the prize winners will be made at the official Opening Night.
    Date of delivery to the Nautilus Arts Centre will be between 10am – 3pm Monday the 6th to Friday to 17th of December 2021.


    • All works must be offered for sale. A 25% commission will be retained on sales.
    • Entries are limited to two (2) per artist and each work must be accompanied by a fee of $40 Open / $22 Youth
    • Entries of 2D and 3D works in any medium other than photography are invited to apply.
    • All 2D works should be ready for hanging with flat D rings and suitable hanging wire on the back of the work. 3D work should be able to be moved easily and be well supported to stand alone.
    • Wall based work to be no longer than 2 square metres in area excluding frame and 3D works no larger than 1m wide, 1m deep, 2m high and 100kg. These works must fit through a doorway of 1.5m wide by 2m high.
    • A clear and detailed label to be firmly affixed to back of artwork consisting of your name and contact details
    • If selected, artist agrees not to withdraw exhibited work before the close date of the exhibition
    • The NACAPC reserves the right to reject wet, dangerous or fragile works that cannot be safely exhibited.

    Delivery & return of work

    Entrants are wholly responsible for the delivery and the collection of artworks to and from the Nautilus Arts Centre. Works to be delivered / collected by the artist at his/her own expense.
    Entries are to be collected within 7 days of the conclusion of the exhibition. Entries not claimed shall become the property of the Nautilus Arts Centre.