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Submissions

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​​​​​​​​Key dates for 2022

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19 April to 31 August

Submissions open for Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art

28 May to 21 August

​Central exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art – celebrating the 2021 Excellence Award winners

13 July to 19 Septemb​​er

​​Nominations open for In Residence

September

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art judging

September to November

Regional exhibitions and presentation events

29 November to 1 December

In Residence, Brisbane

​Early to mid 2023

​Central exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art – celebrating 2022's Excellence Award winners

​Submissions for the 2022 Visual Art Awards have closed. Submissions for the 2023 Awards program will open in early to mid-2023.

​Submission guidelines

  • All Queensland state and non-state schools offering senior visual art can submit up to 4 students' artworks.
  • The visual art head of department and principal of the school where the student is enrolled must endorse the artwork as appropriate and ensure that it is compliant with the eligibility and submission requirements.
  • Only one work per student may be submitted, and up to 4 entries per school.
  • To support the judging process and online gallery, digital images are required for each submission or 1 screenshot for video works.
  • The size of the submitted artwork must not exceed 1.8m x 2m x 2m once installed.
  • If the artwork has individual components, parts should not exceed 20kg.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a supporting artist statement of no longer than 100 words. The artist statement must be written by the student, be grammatically correct and approved by the teacher submitting the artwork.
  • A consent form signed by a parent/guardian must accompany the submission or the artwork cannot be exhibited.
  • Any work the department deems to be inappropriate for public viewing will not be accepted, and the program manager will contact the school to discuss any concerns.
  • Students must have the permission of the copyright owner of any work that has been reproduced in their artwork before it will be included in exhibitions. If permission has not been obtained, the work cannot be exhibited and the program manager will contact the school to discuss the concerns.

Judging process

A selection panel will shortlist up to 150 works from the total submissions. From the shortlist, up to 40 excellence winners will be selected, and 1 student from each region will receive a regional encouragement award.

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Last updated 14 September 2022