The Young Artists Awards are held in August/September each year and are open to artists between the ages of 16 and 25 who live or attend school within the wider Mt Eden area.

Culminating in an exhibition of work and judged by well known artists, the awards comprise of generous cash and other grants to further the winners’ art careers.

The aim of the Young Artists Awards is to provide a platform for young artists to exhibit their work, to place it in a professional gallery environment and to encourage adventurous experimentation and creativity. Eden Arts has been supporting young artists in this way for 30 years.


Welcome to this year's event as we celebrate our 30th year!

We will be accepting entries on Thursday 31 August 5 - 7pm and Friday 1 September 12 - 4pm at the Mt Eden Village Centre. We encourage all eligible young artists to apply for this opportunity to be part of a public exhibition, as well as the chance to win prizes for their art. With a total prize pool worth $7000+, we have cash prizes as well as art supplies on offer to winning entrants, including an Overall Winner, Highly Commended entries and a Siddell Memorial Award Winner. There is no registration fee - entry is free! Just please make sure you read the Rules of Entry and Eligibility carefully before submitting your work. Thank you.

This year's guest judge is artist Peata Larkin. 

Read Peata's bio here


Full details of the 2017 award can be downloaded below:

 Download the 2017 Area of Eligibility

Download the 2017 Entry Form

Download the 2017 Rules of Entry

PREVIOUS Young Artists Awards

For previous years' events please click here