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Please note:

  • All artworks must original works by the artist entering– not made in a workshop, not from a pattern, or copied from another artwork.

  • All works must adhere to the size restriction of 110cm on the longest side for 2D works. 3D works must fit into 110cm squared. 

  • Judges will select all the winners, excluding the People's Choice, and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be selected using the criteria, firstly, of creativity and innovation and secondly on expertise in the medium used.



All paint mediums and substrates including: oil, acrylic and watercolour and mixed media where paint is the main media used.


Including but not limited to:  ink, pastel, graphite, pen, digital painting and drawing (need to be printed), intaglio, lino cut, wood block, etching, and mixed media.



Includes: film and digital, and alternative processes including, but not limited to, cyanotypes, albumen, bromoils, pinhole, platinum, wet plate, anthotypes, polaroid transfers, and photobooks (must provide white gloves if required and will be displayed flat on a plinth).

TEXTILE ART - The Hetty van Boven Award - $1000

Sponsored by the van Boven family + community donations

Open to all art quilters and other textile artists working with fibre, threads and fabrics and are encouraged to explore traditional and non-traditional practices: quilting, felting, embroidery, sewing, weaving, knitting, crocheting. Work that can be hung on display boards or displayed on plinths (artist must supply display device if artwork needs to be displayed on a plinth).


3D - $1000

Artworks created in three dimensions including the following processes: construction, assemblage, carving, modelling (clay) and casting.

Major Prize

The Bendigo Bank Award $6000

Winner selected from the categories

Additional prizes

Winners will be selected from the categories

The Susan Cory Contemporary Art Award - $500

The Somerset Artist Award - $500

The Youth Award - $500

People's Choice - $500 

Public voting will commence at the opening night and continue for the duration of the exhibition. The winner will be contacted via phone and email and will be announced on the SBBAA Facebook page and this website.


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