About Prizes and Competitions
14th August 2012

There are a great many competitions and prizes for artists in Australia and internationally, all with their own particular terms and conditions and contractual obligations for entrants and winners.  Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch advocating fair and transparent contractual terms, especially where copyright and moral rights are affected. Arts law is highly critical of competitions which unnecessarily deprive artists of the copyright in their own work. It provides best practice advice to competition organisers and seeks to promote ethical and transparent conduct.

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Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards
15th April 2019

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards. This is an annual competition conducted by the Northern Territory Library (the “Library”), which consists of seven different awards.

The deadline for this competition is Monday 29 April 2019 and entries are open generally to residents of the Northern Territory (with the exception of the Library’s staff).

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My Rode Cast 2019 Competition Review My Rode Cast 2019 Competition Review
28th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of My RØDE Cast 2019, a competition being run out of New South Wales.

The deadline for this competition is 12 March 2019. It is an international competition (with the exception of certain listed countries).  

This is an inaugural competition for podcasters, where each entrant creates and submits an original 1–2 minute podcast for judging. The podcasts may be on any subject, in any creative format.

This competition is free to enter and offers several impressive prizes and an opportunity for exposure.

Arts Law has rated this competition 4 out of 5 stars.

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2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award
25th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 run by the Wangaratta Art Gallery (the Gallery) in Victoria. 

The competition is currently open with a submission deadline of 1 March 2019, 5pm AEST. The competition is open to all Australian professional practicing artists working in textile media.

Arts Law has rated this competition 4.5 out of 5 stars.   

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019
20th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 which is a national photography prize out of NSW organised by the Moran Arts Foundation (MAF).

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Review: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019 Review: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019
18th February 2019

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants should always take into account the possible profile-raising which may result from being a finalist or winner.  

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize in New South Wales, Australia. 

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Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 Review Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 Review
11th September 2018

We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award 2018 in the Northern Territory.

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City of Busselton Art Award 2018 Review City of Busselton Art Award 2018 Review
13th August 2018

We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the City of Busselton Art Award 2018 in Western Australia.

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