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Emerge: Youth Art Awards 2022

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:
  • Deadline: Friday 15 July, 2022
  • Artwork must be delivered to: Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands on either Monday 18 or Tuesday 19 July, between 3pm-7pm.


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


Friday 15 July Entries close

Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 July
3pm - 7pm

Artwork must be delivered to Tresillian Arts Centre,
21 Tyrell Street, Nedlands

Monday 25 July – 19 August
9am – 4pm

Exhibition open at Tresillian Arts Centre

Sunday 21 August
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 2021.
  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.