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The Gosford Art Prize

The Gosford Art Prize is the premier art prize of the Central Coast region, with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $25,000 in total prizes.

The exhibition of finalists at the Gosford Regional Gallery is an annual highlight of the exhibition program.


Changes for 2020

In 2020 the entry procedure has changed in line with our COVID-safe guidelines. This year finalists will be selected online and we will not be receiving entries in person at the Gallery. Only finalists will be invited to deliver their work to the Gallery and the prizes will be judged in-person prior to the exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery. Please read the full terms and conditions of entry below.


  • First Prize – $15,000

  • Second Prize – $5,000

  • Aboriginal Artist Prize– $2,500

  • Gosford Ceramics Prize – $2,000

  • Highly Commended – $1,000 (two prizes)

  • Viewer’s Choice Award – $500


Key dates

  • Entries close - 30 August

  • Finalists announced - 7 September

  • Delivery of finalists - 7 to 11 September     

  • Prizes announced - Friday 25 September

  • Exhibition dates - 26 September to 29 November 2020

To Enter


  1. Read the full conditions of entry.

  2. Prepare! You will need:

  • A good quality image of each artwork (limit of two) – see our Tips on documenting your artwork below.

  • Information about the artwork including title, medium, dimensions, sale price (or insurance value if not for sale)

  • Credit card to pay the entry fee online ($30 for Gosford Art Prize, $20 for Gosford Ceramics Prize).

  1. All entries must be submitted online, we are not accepting walk-in entries this year.

  2. You will be notified if your work is selected as a finalist. You do not need to deliver your artwork to the Gallery unless you are notified that your work has been selected.


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On clicking submit you will be redirected to the payment portal. Entries are only valid once payment of the entry fee is complete.