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Emerge: Youth Art Awards 2021

Artists aged 12-25 years are invited to enter the City's Emerge: Youth Art Awards, with a chance to win one of five prizes of a $2,250 prize pool.

Young artists are invited to enter artworks such as print, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.


  • Enter online at:
  • Fill out the entry form below, and send it to Chris Cottle, via:
    - Email:
    - Post: City of Nedlands PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6009
  • Deadline: Saturday 26 June 2021
  • Artwork must be delivered to: Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands between 3-7pm, Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 July 2021.


Open Award First Prize
Resident's Award First Prize
People's Choice Award First Prize $500
Under 18 Award First Prize $250


Saturday 26 June Entries close
Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 July
3pm - 7pm
Artwork must be delivered to Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands
Saturday 24 July 
2pm - 6pm
Exhibition at Tresillian Arts Centre. Exhibition opening speeches,
entertainment, and Art Prize announced
Sunday 25 July
9am - 12pm
Collection of artworks from Tresillian Arts Centre



  1. Limit of two entries (piece) per entrant.
  2. The artwork submitted must be original anD have been completed after July 31 2020.
  3. All entries are eligible for the Open Award and People’s Choice Award. Only City of Nedlands residents will be eligible for the Resident’s Award (proof of residency will be required of the winner).
  4. All winners will need to show proof of age before collecting their prize.
  5. Artwork can be framed or unframed. Unframed artworks will be mounted by a method of the Curator’s choice.
  6. Any works submitted after the delivery deadline will not be included in the exhibition.
  7. Work left uncollected after 30 August will be disposed of.
  8. 2D work must not exceed 1m x 1m.
  9. 3D work must not exceed 60cm x 60cm x 60cm.
  10. Please contact organiser to discuss your display requirements.
  11. All works must be deemed appropriate to be exhibited at a family exhibition. The organiser retains the right to rule any works deemed inappropriate and therefore will not be eligible.
  12. Due to limited space, the City of Nedlands reserves the right to not display all entries.
  13. The City reserves the right to use any photos of the entries, the entrants and the event for future promotional purposes.

Emerge Judges 2021

Jo Darvall

Jo Darvall is an accomplished artist who responds to landscape, light and poetry by working with oil paint, printmaking and watercolour from her studio in Fremantle. Her art works have featured in eighteen solo exhibitions and forty two group exhibitions expanding across Australia, China and Singapore. A number of her artworks are held in many private, and major corporate collections.