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CQU Creates 2021 Online Art Awards

CQUniversity Australia is pleased to sponsor the CQU Creates 2021 Art Awards, an annual visual arts prize now in its eighth year.

The Deadline for entries is Friday 16 July. Enter today with your best work!

Entrants are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the September 2021 online group exhibition and catalogue. There is no entry fee. The competition is open to current and past students and staff of CQUniversity and its antecedent institutions, including the CQ TAFE. The competition was launched in 2014 to celebrate the accomplishments of our CQUniversity community and to encourage and inspire diverse contemporary art practice.

All prizes are non-acquisitive and the categories are the CQU Creates 2021 Art Award of $500, the CQU Creates 2021 Indigenous Art Award of $500, the CQU Creates 2021 Current Student Award of $500 and the CQU Creates 2021 Highly Commended Awards (up to eight prizes) of $250. An independent judge will be appointed by CQUniversity.

We are excited to announce that the Opening Night and announcement of the winners will be an online event planned for 6pm Friday 3 September; join us then as we celebrate the University’s fine visual arts talents.

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Awards and Prizes

  • CQU Creates 2021 Art Award – $500 cash
  • CQU Creates 2021 Indigenous Art Award – $500 cash
  • CQU Creates 2021 Student Award – $500 cash (for a current student)
  • CQU Creates 2021 Highly Commended Awards – $250 (up to 8 awards)

Enter Today

Please refer to the CQU Creates 2021 Terms, Conditions and Disclosure when submitting your entry.

CONGRATULATIONS 2020 FINALISTS

CQ Creates Awards Presentation 2020. Transcript
Cameron Curd
Cameron Curd

We thank all the artists who entered the CQU Creates 2020 Art Awards. All prizes are non-acquisitive and the categories are the CQU Creates 2020 Art Award of $500, the CQU Creates 2020 Indigenous Art Award of $500, the CQU Creates 2020 Current Student Award of $500 and the CQU Creates 2020 Highly Commended Awards (up to eight prizes) of $250.

We also thank our judge this year, Cameron Curd, the Manager/Curator (Director) at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, who previously held museum positions in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are excited to announce that the Opening Night and announcement of the winners will be an online event planned for 6pm Friday 4 September; join us then as we celebrate the University’s fine visual arts talents.