FAQs

FAQs

How do I register?
Online registrations through the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's website will be opening soon. 

Alternatively, you can request a printed copy of the registration form to be emailed or posted to you (once registrations open) by calling into the Goldfields Arts Centre (35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie) or by phoning (08) 9021 9600.

Should you require any further information, contact Emma Price, Events and Projects Coordinator on (08) 9021 0996 or Emma.Price@ckb.wa.gov.au.
Am I eligible to register?
Artists of all ability are invited to register, and must be:
  • 12 years of age and over; and
  • ​An Australian resident.
​Please note, some awards have specific categories which not all artists will be eligible to enter.

Entries are limited to one per person. There are no limitations or restrictions in terms of the size of the artwork. 
How much does it cost to register?
A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required.  A limit of one registration per applicant applies. 
How are the winners notified?
Winners will be announced at the Awards Night, and attendance is by invitation only. Art Prize entrants will receive two tickets per person to attend the Awards Night. All artists are encouraged to attend as the Major Acquisitive Prize is only claimable if the artist or their representative is in attendance.

Dress Code: Cocktail (knee-length party dress, an evening pantsuit usually worn with heels, a casual suit, or a shirt and dress pants, tie optional).

The Awards Night is not a suitable event for children to attend. 
Who are the judges this year?
Each year features an original judging panel who are well qualified and experienced in the visual arts. Three judges are chosen who have professional careers in the arts, and are well versed in understanding the creative process.

The judges for 2020 will be announced shortly after registrations open. 
What are the judges looking for?
A combination of a good idea and the skill to realise it, is the key to creating art that engages interest and holds it. It is important to be clear about what you want to say, and to know how you are going to approach the subject.

 
What is the judging process?
The task is very specific and the criteria on which the judging panel decide are clearly articulated. Following an independent assessment of the exhibition, the judges regroup to discuss and a unanimous decision is made on the best works in each category. 

The major award winning category takes careful consideration, with all three judges needing to shortlist their top three pieces and making a final decision on a majority vote. 
What is the theme this year?
Media Release: 12 February 2020

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker has announced this year's theme is "Identity: Individuality in a Modern World". The theme is open to interpretations of self, and individuality in a variety of formats from Australian artists. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder places pride in its rich multicultural history and diverse community, and this year's theme seeks to highlight the breadth of diversity and individuality within the local community.

John Walker said the theme offered artists the opportunity to explore a range of concepts such as beginnings, ancestry, origins, belonging and identity. The Art Prize is a forum to share those stories and ideas, and to come together as a community. We are looking forward to receiving some exciting entries in the coming months, and artists can really get creative with this theme, and tailor it to their chosen medium. We encourage local artists, especially our young and emerging artists, to look at the theme, what identity means to them and how they can reflect it in their artwork.
Who are the Project Partners, Sponsors and Supporters of Art Prize this year?
Project Partners, Sponsors and Supporters are yet be confirmed and will be announced in due course. 

If you wish to be involved, contact Emma Price, Events and Projects Coordinator, on (08) 9021 0996 or Emma.Price@ckb.wa.gov.au.