John Villiers Outback Art Prize

Entries Open: 19 Aug 2023 - 12 Jan 2024
Exhibition: 23 Mar - 19 May 2024

This is a prize for painting, drawing, print and sculpture – but no photography or digital media accepted. Artworks must correspond to the theme “Outback: A Sense of Place”.

The John Villiers Outback Art Prize is an annual art competition open to all Australian artists and presented by the Outback Regional Gallery and the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, Qld. Generously supported by The John Villiers Trust .


The major prize is acquisitive and is $10,000.
Second prize is for $2,000.
Third prize is for $500.
People's Choice wins $500.
New Emerging Youth Category for ages 15-26 years

Youth First Prize $1500
Second Prize $1000
Third Prize $500