Art and photography awards

This page provides information about the City of Stirling's art and photography awards.

Art Awards 2019

The Art Awards 2019 will showcase innovative and original new work from Western Australian artists in different phases of their practice.

Entries are welcomed in the categories of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing/Mixed Media and Digital. Prizes will be awarded from a $13,000+ prize pool, with a major Acquisitive Award of $5,000.

How to enter 

Entry is via a simple 3-step online process.

Step 1 Carefully read the Art Awards 2019 conditions of entry for full instructions on how to enter, photo and file naming specifications and judging processes before submitting your entry. Incorrect, late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Step 2 Register your entry and pay the non-refundable $20 entry fee via the button below. Entries are open to Western Australian based artists and there is a limit of 1 entry per person.

Step 3 Check your emails for your Eventbrite confirmation and click on the link provided to upload your JPEG image file. Please note that entries registered without an image cannot be accepted.

Register your entry

Shelley Cowper

Art Award key dates

Entries close Monday 16 September (non-refundable fee applies)

Opening and Awards Presentation Wednesday 30 September (invitation only)

Exhibition open Thursday 31 October - Sunday 3 November

Art Market Saturday 2 November

Venue City of Stirling Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling

Image: The Boatyard Shelley Cowper - City of Stirling Acquisitive First Prize 2017

Art Market 2019 - expressions of interest

Build your profile and get your work out there at the inaugural Art Market, presented in association with the Art Awards 2019 exhibition.

The Art Market offers a new platform through which artists can showcase their work to potential customers and network with other artists.

Western Australian artists, with a collection of original artworks ready for sale, are invited to submit expressions of interest. Stall numbers are limited and first priority will be given to Art Award entrants.

Successful stallholders will be notified by Monday 30 September and must confirm their stall allocation with full fee payment by Monday 7 October. Stalls with unpaid fees after this date will be reallocated to another applicant.

Please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions for stallholders before submitting your expression of interest below: 

Submit your expression of interest

Art Market

Art Market key information

Expressions of interest close Monday 16 September

Art Market 10am to 4pm, Saturday 2 November

Venue City of Stirling Forecourt, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling

Notified by Monday 30 September and must confirm their stall allocation with full fee payment by Monday 7 October. Stalls with unpaid fees after this date will be reallocated to another applicant.

Image credit: The Shape of Things (detail) by Rachel Doller - Art Awards 2017 entry

For more information, contact the Arts Officer on (08) 9205 8555 or email

City of Stirling Art Awards 2019 is supported by sponsor logos - Barrett, Rotary Club of Karrinyup, Westfield and Jacksons Drawing Supplies.

Blink Photography Awards

The Blink Photography Awards 2018 received an incredible response from both amateur and professional photographers and resulted in one of our best exhibitions to date. It is our pleasure to share with you the award recipients for 2018 below.

The Blink Photography Awards 2018 were proudly supported by Ilford, Barrett Exhibition Group, Signage WA, Advance Press and Arts Edge Photo & Frame.

For more information regarding our next photography awards, scheduled for 2020, contact the Arts Officer on (08) 9205 8555 or email

ArtistAwardName of piece
Emma ThorpWinner - Best PhotographPink
Jordon FearWinner - Highly Commended: Colour CategoryTough Like A Ukelele
Candy GoldsmithWinner - Highly Commended: Monochrome Category

Two Ends

Chris HawkinsWinner - Highly Commended: Mobile CategoryDone For The Day
Bernard TaylorWinner - Highly Commended: Altered CategoryIntrinsick
Aminah HughesWinner - Stirling Resident AwardMale Rider, Uisneach Celtic Fire Festival, Ireland
Luke AttenucciWinner - Youth AwardDad Jokes