Key Dates

Open for Applications
12th June 2024

Applications Close
1st September 2024

Finalists Announced
1st October 2024

Finalists Exhibition Opening
30th October 2024

Finalists Exhibition
30th October – 10th November 2024

NEAP 2024 FAq's

Yes, all works must be less than $6000

Entries close 1st September at 11:59pm.

Only artists who are announced as finalists will be required to deliver their physical works.

If you are a finalist you will be advised by email when to deliver your works to the Michael Reid Art Bar in Pyrmont, which will be in the week prior to the Official Finalist’s Exhibition Opening.

No – there is no theme. We look forward to seeing a wonderful variety of entries this year.

Only those who are selected as finalists will have their work for sale however the work must remain available until the finalists announcement. Only finalists will be required to send their works to Michael Reid Art Bar.

Each entry is $25 non-refundable.

Open for Applications
12th June 2023

Entries Close
1st September 2023

Finalists Announced
1st October 2023

Official Finalist’s Exhibition Opening and Prize Announcement
 1st November 2023

Exhibition Duration
1st November – 13th November

Michael Reid Art Bar – Pyrmont

Please ensure that you double check your application before submitting as it is not possible to update the application after submission. We draw particular attention to your email address, name, image and banking details.

To ensure you receive an email confirmation it is important to check your address is entered correctly during the application process. If you have confirmed this please check your SPAM folder.

In order to receive payment you will need to connect Stripe with your NEAP account. At the end of your application you will see a link to Stripe, please click through and complete your signup. This will ensure your payment is processed efficiently on sale of your work.

The term ‘represented’ indicates that you have a formal or contractual agreement with a gallery to regularly exhibit your work, and to promote and build your career. This is often an exclusive arrangement and will preclude you from working with other galleries.

If you work with a gallery on a regular basis but do not have a formal agreement and are not precluded from working with other galleries you are still eligible to apply however you must list these galleries in your application.

The term emerging indicates that the artist is not yet formally represented by a major commercial gallery. Artists may have exhibited casually with smaller commercial galleries however are unable to sustain a career based on the sales of their work. 

Framing is optional, but all works must be ready to hang complete with D-rings AND wire.

Materials that will be considered for evaluation in the painting category include works on board, canvas or paper. As the prize is focused on the practice of painting works need to demonstrate the artists skill in this area. In the ceramics category, earthenware, stoneware or porcelain will be accepted. 

A painting must not be larger than 120cm including frame (longest side). A ceramic must not be larger than 60cm longest transverse measurement.

All initial judging will take place online by a selection panel. Only artworks chosen as finalists will be exhibited. The judges’ decision is final on all aspects of awarding The National Emerging Art Prize, and no correspondence or appeal will be entered into or considered.

Freight costs and all other charges relating to delivery and collection of entered artworks are the sole responsibility of the artist.

All artworks submitted must be made available for exhibition if selected as a finalist and must be available for purchase.

The artwork details entered on the NEAP Art Prize entry form are final and no changes can be made.

There is no limit to the number of entries per artist, however all entries will attract a non-refundable administration fee of $20. A receipt will be issued for each entry. Please note that only one artwork per artist will be selected for exhibition.

Up to two images may be submitted of each work, and one of these must represent the artwork in its entirety. The file size of any image is not to exceed 4MB. File names are to be in the following format:

All works submitted for the Award must be original works by the artist whose name appears on the entry form and completed between 2021 and 2023.

Artists must be residing primarily in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are encouraged to apply.

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