NOW Contemporary Art Prize

2019 will be the fourth time the prize is held and will be the biggest to date, with a $10,000 non-acquisitive first prize. Artists across Australia are invited to submit works in any media. The prize is judged by a panel of representatives from the Arts, with finalists being exhibited at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Nowra from 5 October – 23 November 2019.


Entrants to the Prize must be 16 years or over and a permanent resident of Australia. An entry fee of $40 per entry ($30 for JBBArts Members) applies.

Entries are open for artworks in any style or medium. Artists are required to read the Terms and Conditions, and to supply a short statement with each entry that reflects on how the work responds to the theme of the prize.

The online entry form must be completed for a valid entry and should include up to three images of the artwork.