Burwood Art Prize 2023

Entries for the 2023 Burwood Art Prize are now open!

Entry to the 2023 Burwood Art Prize is free.

Download the Terms and Conditions of Entry(PDF, 135KB)

Enter now via the form below.

Entries close Friday 17 March 2023 at 5:00pm AEST.

Key Entry Information

Who can enter the prize: 
For the first time in the Burwood Art Prize history the 2023 Burwood Art Prize is open to all Sydney based artist who are either Australian Citizens or permanent residents. Entrants must have a Sydney residential address to enter the prize. 

Accepted artwork: 
Following community feedback the 2023 Burwood Art Prize has been expanded to accept the following mediums: 

  • Painting 
  • Printmaking 
  • Drawing
  • Photography 
  • Still digital artworks 
  • Moving digital artworks (with a maximum duration of 10mins) 

Artwork Specifications:

  •  Entries must be in the form of paintings, drawing, printmaking, photography, still or moving digital artworks. Wet artworks will not be accepted.
  • Physical works must be no larger than 100cm by 100cm (including the frame) and must be no heavier than 25 kilograms.
  • All physical works must be framed and/or have a solid backing to allow for a hanging device to be screwed to the back of the artwork.
  • Still and moving digital artworks size MUST be 1080px resolution  (1920x1080). This is for inclusion on the exhibition screens. 
  • All moving digital artworks must be submitted as MOV. or MP4 file types with a maximum 10min duration.

2023 Burwood Art Prize Theme: 
Visibility, Ritual and Legacy

The Burwood Art Prize invites artists across Sydney to engage, consider and reflect upon one or more of the following themes; Visibility, Ritual and Legacy. Each of these words can be examined and negotiated in a literal, abstract, formal and informal sense.

We encourage you to see these words as lenses through which your art can be perceived by different people in different ways. A portal and invitation to our audiences to explore broader ideas around identity, community, culture and personal experience. Artists are also invited to consider how each of these themes may connect or disconnect with their personal practice, experience, surroundings or environment.

2023 Burwood Art Prize Exhibition & Judging Process: 
For the 2023 Burwood Art Prize Exhibition only finalist and winning artworks, as selected by the 2023 Judging panel, will be showcased in Burwood's Library & Hub. All entries will be judged by the panel online by the image submitted with the entry form to select finalists. Finalists will be collected by Council in the Burwood Library & Hub and then winners will be selected in person by the panel. 

Please see the key dates tab for information around artwork collection periods and the dates for the Burwood Art Prize exhibition. 

For further enquiries, please email arts@burwood.nsw.gov.au.

2023 Burwood Art Prize Prize Pool

Burwood Art Prize (open to all Sydney entrants)
$10,000 acquisitive
Selected by the judging panel.
The Burwood Art Prize is acquisitive, meaning the winning artwork in this category will become the property of Burwood Council.

Burwood Local Prize (Burwood LGA residents only)
$1,500 non-acquisitive
Selected by the judging panel.

Burwood Youth Prize (open to all Sydney entranced aged 16-20 only)
$1,500 non-acquisitive
Selected by the judging panel.

Burwood People’s Choice Prize (open to all entrants)
$1,000 non-acquisitive
Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite artwork through an online portal. The artwork receiving the most votes will win this award. This award will be announced at the conclusion of the 2023 Burwood Art Prize Exhibition. 

Prize pool total: $14,000.

Winners will be announced at the Burwood Art Prize Opening Night in May 2023. 

2023 Burwood Art Prize Judge Panel

The 2023 Burwood Art Prize Judging Panel will be announced in late 2022. 


To enter into the 2023 Burwood Art Prize please fill out the below entry form: 

Click here to view form.

To view pervious Burwood Art Prize Winners, Judging panels and Catalogues please click here.

For further enquiries, please email arts@burwood.nsw.gov.au.