Townsville City Council established the Young Artist Awards in 1994 to support and develop the artistic talent of young people in the community. 

Young artists from prep through to the final year of secondary school are encouraged  to enter the 2017 Townsville Young Artist Awards

Young artists can enter individually or as part of a school group. Prizes are offered for each section and all artworks submitted will be exhibited at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.  

For further information, please contact Perc Tucker Regional Gallery  on (07) 4727 9011.

Entries Close 
2pm Sunday 24 September 2017  

Delivery of Works 
Artwork and artwork label must be delivered to:
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery,  Cnr Denham and Flinders St, Townsville
Friday 22 September 2017 (10am-5pm),
Saturday 23 September (10am-2pm)
or Sunday 24 September (10am-2pm).  

Presentation of Awards
Saturday 30 September 2017
at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Exhibition Dates 
29 September - 22 October 2017

Collection of Works
Artworks must be collected  between 10am - 5pm  Monday 23 October 2017.  Unclaimed works will be recycled.
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Applicants must reside within the Townsville City Council local government area or attend a school in the Townsville local government region. 

All entries must be original and unaided work of the entrants. 

Each entrant may submit a maximum of ONE ENTRY PER SECTION.  Works entered must have been completed in 2017. ALL WORKS MUST BE ON PAPER (excluding sculptures or digital works in sections I - K) 


Paintings and drawings may be in any medium. Collage is acceptable. 

Print includes traditional prints such as lino, etching and screenprints. Digital works include photographs and computer generated works. Sculpture can include clay, papier-mâché, wire, plastic, textiles, natural and found materials. Size limits must be observed.

Sections A-H: maximum 30 x 42cm (A3) - minimum 14 x 21cm (A5)
Sections I, J, K : maximum 100 x 100cm 

Works must be clearly labelled using the ARTWORK LABEL provided. All works (with ENTRY FORM securely attached) and completed ARTWORK LABEL must be delivered to Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Cnr Denham and Flinders St, Townsville, between Friday 22 September (10am - 5pm), Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September (10am - 2pm). Late entries will not be accepted. 

There is no entry fee.  Works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 29 September - 22 October 2017. Artworks must be collected between 10am - 5pm Monday 23 October 2017. Unclaimed works will be recycled. 

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decision. 

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded 11am Saturday 30 September 2017 at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Parents/guardians and young artists grant permission for Perc Tucker Regional Gallery to reproduce photos taken of young artists involved in the awards for media and promotional purposes. 

The completed ARTWORK LABEL will be placed next to the artwork on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.
Section (A-K)

Section winners will receive a gift voucher as outlined below:

SECTION A: Prep Drawing or Painting. $50 first prize.
SECTION B: Grade 1 and 2 Drawing or Painting. $50 first prize 
SECTION C: Grade 3 and 4 Drawing or Painting. $70 first prize.
SECTION D: Grade 5 and 6 Drawing or Painting. $100 first prize.  
SECTION E: Grade 7 and 8 Drawing or Painting. $100 first prize.
SECTION F: Grade 9 and 10 Drawing or Painting. $100 first prize.
SECTION G: Primary Print (see conditions of entry). $100 first prize.
SECTION H: Secondary Print (see conditions of entry). $200 first prize.  
SECTION I: Primary Digital Works (see conditions of entry). $100 first prize.
SECTION J: Secondary Digital Works (see conditions of entry). $200 first prize
SECTION K: Open (Prep to Grade 12) Drawing, Print, Digital, Painting or Sculpture. $300 first prize.

DI BRESCIANI AWARD: For the best work on paper using a painting medium $300 first prize across Sections A - K Certificates will be issued for highly commended artworks in each section. Open section is for ages up to and including  18 years. The judging panel will view all works. Artworks that do not meet the conditions of entry will not be considered for judging. All artworks submitted will be exhibited.

Which section A-K are you entering?
Entrant Name

Full name of entrant

Artwork Title

Medium of work

Age of entrant

Please provide the contact details of the person who will be collecting the artwork in case we need to contact them in relation to the exhibition:

Contact name

Thankyou for entering! You should receive an email shortly with an artwork details label you can cut out and stick to your work so that whoever delivers your work will be able to give the full information to the Gallery! Please have a look over this information, because if it's spelled incorrectly there, then that is how we have received it!

Deliver your artwork with artwork label to:

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery,
Corner Denham and Flinders Streets

Friday 22 September (10am - 5pm) or Saturday 23 September and Sunday 24 September 2017 (10am - 2pm).

 Thankyou for entering!
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