The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2012

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2012

Entry in the churchie national emerging art prize 2012 – one of the richest and longest running awards of its kind in Australia – opened on Monday, March 5.

Being featured in this public contemporary art facility at the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University’s South Bank campus, offers professional development opportunities for emerging artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.

To enter ‘the churchie’, emerging artists need simply to register their application and upload images of their artwork online at

Eligible entrants in ‘the churchie’ are emerging artists with or without specialised training in their field and who are at an early stage of their career. They can come from just about anywhere, be any age over 18 years and may not even have studied at an art college.

Entrants vying for the 2012 award can submit up to three works completed in the 12 months prior to 5 March 2012, for an entry fee of $35.

Entries close on May 11 and pre-selection is on May 28. The exhibition of finalists opens on 13 July and the winner is announced on July 27.

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