Meander Valley Art Award

Calling all artists! The Meander valley Art Award is open for entries with a total prize pool of $6,000!

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Themed Metamorphosis, the 2022 Meander Valley Art Award is an annual art competition open to all residents of the Meander Valley, financial members of the Launceston Art Society or by invitation. This year, the Launceston Art Society is offering a 50% discount on membership fees to all artists who do not currently meet the above eligibility criteria but still wish to enter.

The Award accepts a broad range of media and styles including watercolour, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, oils, textiles, glass, wood, digital and sculptural works.

The Art Award has been running since 2007 and with the support of Meander Valley Council, the Award is largely managed by volunteers from Arts Deloraine and the Launceston Art Society. This year, the Award could not have been delivered without the generosity of our sponsors. Thank you for supporting the development of the arts in Meander Valley!


Gold Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Launceston Art Centre
Great Western Tiers Tourism Association
Country Club Tasmania
Extractas Bioscience


Award Categories
Meander Valley Art Award $3,000

Sponsored by Meander Valley Council and Art as Mania for a work in any medium that the judges consider best reflects the Metamorphosis theme.

Cedar Cottages Digital Art Award $1,000

For a work that the judges consider best reflects the category.

Western Tiers Distillery Shed Art Award $1,000

For a work that the judges consider best reflects the category.

Essence of the Valley $400 (Framing Voucher)

For a work that the judges consider illustrates the best features of the Meander Valley.

Encouragement Award $300 (Launceston Art Society Workshop Voucher)

Awarded to an artist considered by the judges to be an inexperienced exhibitor that shows the most promise.

People’s Choice Award $300 ($250 cash plus Launceston Art Centre Voucher)

For a work that receives the most votes from the viewing public at the conclusion of the exhibition.


Terms & Conditions of Entry & Entry Fees

The Meander Valley Art Award is open to anyone over the age of 16 years who is a resident of the Meander Valley or a financial member of the Launceston Art Society. This year, Launceston Art Society is offering a 50% discount on membership fees to all artists who do not currently meet the above eligibility criteria but still wish to enter. Size limitations on artworks apply and all artwork entered must have been completed within the last 12 months.

The 2022 entry fee for Meander Valley municipal area residents and current financial members of the Launceston Art Society is $10.00.
Discounted membership to the Launceston Art Society and entry to the 2022 Meander Valley Art Award is $30.00

Please read the full Terms & Conditions before applying to enter the Award.


Key Dates

Entries Close: 5pm, Friday 16 September
Artwork Delivery:
10am- 1pm, Monday 25 September
Exhibition Awards:
7pm, Friday 30 September
Exhibition Opening:
Saturday 1 October
Collection of unsold Artwork:
4pm-6pm, Sunday 16 October & 10am-1pm, Monday 17 October

Meander Valley Art Award Entry Form
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Artwork must have been completed within the last 12 months and size limits apply. Please see Terms & Conditions.

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All entries are eligible for the Main Award, Essence of the Valley and People’s Choice Awards. Please tick to indicate if you are entering your work under one of the following categories:
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Entry Fee Type

Direct deposit payment to: Arts Deloraine Inc. - BSB: 633 000, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 125 931 69. Please use your surname as your reference. To pay by credit card over the phone please contact 0448 003 570