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Submissions are now open for the Omnia Art Prize, one of Australia’s premier art prizes. We are excited that, alongside original artworks in any medium, we will also be accepting small sculptures for 2023. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works at the Omnia Art Prize and exhibition.

$15,000 for most outstanding work in any medium including small sculptures.

$1,000 for most popular artwork.


You may enter up to three artworks by completing the application form and paying  $35 non refundable entry fee.


Submission Open          December 15, 2022
Submission Close          April 14
Selection Notification    May 2
Delivery of Artwork          May 12 – 13 (9am-4pm)
Gala Opening Night      May 19 (7pm-10pm)
Art Exhibition                 May 19 – 22 (9am-5pm)
Artwork Collection         May 22 (6pm-8pm) &
Artwork Collection         May 23 (9am-4pm)


All entries will be initially assessed by the Omnia Art Prize selection panel to select a shortlist for exhibition. All entrants will be contacted by email and advised whether or not their artworks have been shortlisted. All shortlisted artists will receive one complimentary ticket to the Gala Night.

The Omnia Art Prize guest judge will decide the recipient of the Omnia Art Major Prize and the winner will be announced at the Gala Night on Friday 19 May 2023 . All shortlisted artists will receive one complimentary ticket to the Gala Night. The Audrey Culliver People’s Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

The significant prize money should not deter artists from submitting smaller and/or more affordable works. All artworks will be given equal consideration during judging and the Omnia selection panel is seeking to shortlist artworks across a range of price brackets and mediums.

All artworks must be available for sale for the full exhibition period. The organisers shall retain 25% of the nominated price for any works sold throughout the exhibition, or afterward, as a result of the exhibition of the Omnia Art Prize.


Our guest judge for 2023 is Dr Victoria Lynn, Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art. She is the author of three books and over 70 articles and catalogues.


The Omnia Art Prize will accept submissions of original artworks, completed recently in the following formats.

Two-dimensional artworks
• not exceed 153cm in height or width, including frame.
• be able to be mounted on the wall.

Diptychs and triptychs are accepted where they are considered as one work and the finished size complies with the overall size limit.

Small sculptures
• be freestanding, non-site specific three-dimensional objects.
• not exceed 80cm in any dimension.
• have a stable base.

Medium – mixed media, paintings, works on paper (drawing, collage, editioned prints), photography, ceramic and all sculptural mediums.


  1. The Friends of Art Committee (FOAC), St Kevin’s College is responsible for the management of the Omnia Art Prize. The Artist enters into an agreement with FOAC with regards to all the terms and conditions outlined below and for all purposes associated with the Omnia Art Prize exhibition and sale of artwork.
  2. Entry is open to Australian-resident artists and Australian-citizen artists living abroad.
  3. Artwork must be an original artwork, signed by the Artist.
  4. The Artist cannot submit artwork if it has been submitted previously.
  5. The Artist agrees to make available for sale all submitted artwork for the full exhibition period from 19-22 May with the option for extended sale through our online shop for two weeks following the exhibition to 5 May 2023.
  6. The decision of the appointed judge shall be final.
  7. A 25% commission fee will be retained of the sale price for any artwork sold as a result of the exhibition in the Omnia Art Prize.
  8. FOAC reserves the right, at its absolute and sole discretion, to reject, at any time, any artwork submitted by an Artist to the Omnia Art Prize.
  9. The Artist grants the right to reproduce their artwork and biographical material, by any means, in any media, for promotional purposes of the Omnia Art Prize. The Artist will be properly acknowledged in such promotional material.
  10. Artwork must be professionally presented for hanging and display. Paper and photography artwork must be framed and include D-rings or hanging wire.
  11. The Artist is responsible for the transport of their artwork to and from St Kevin’s College on the artwork delivery and collection dates. This includes freight and transport costs (including insurance) in both directions.
  12. Artwork delivered must be securely wrapped and clearly labelled.
  13. We will take all reasonable care when handling artworks.
  14. The Artist agrees that the FOAC is not responsible for loss, theft or damage whatsoever to the entered artwork from delivery of the artwork until collection by the Artist, or their representative, or purchaser.
  15. Where an Artist or FOAC is unable to perform its obligations under any terms and conditions because of acts of God, strikes, equipment issues, damage or other causes reasonably beyond their control, they shall not be liable to the other for any damages resulting from the failure to perform such obligations.
  16. If the Omnia Art Prize is cancelled for any reason, the Artists will be refunded the $35.00 entry fee.

Banner Image: Detail of artwork by Shirley Ploog

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