How to Enter the Stencil Art Prize


The next Stencil Art Prize Exhibition will occur in 2019. Entries for the next Prize will reopen in early 2018.

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$5000 Cash Prize

Finalists and the winning artwork will exhibit in 2017 at the Stirrup Gallery from the 8 – 17 September in Sydney. The winner will receive a $5000 cash prize (Australian Dollars).The Stencil Art Prize is an acquisitive prize, which means that the winning artwork is acquired and kept by the Stencil Art Prize. The winner of the $5000 cash prize will be selected by one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed street artists who began his career as a stencil artist – Rone.
This year for the first time, finalists will be able to sell up to 10 good quality prints of their artworks in addition to their stencil painting, through our online shop and at the exhibition.

Deadline for Entries – 6 June 2017


How to enter

1]. Pay the $35 entry fee on the payment page here (payment is via Pay Pal)
2]. Copy and paste the Entry Questions (see below) into the body of an email and answer all of the questions
3]. Attach a high resolution image of your completed stencil painting (on canvas, board or mixed media material) as a JPG or TIFF file (1MB – 3MB)
4]. If you are entering multiple entries, you may make one payment transaction to cover the entry fees,  however you MUST send each entry in a seperate email.
5]. Email your entry to entry [at] stencilartprize [dot] com
6.] The deadline for entries is 6 June 2017.

Once we have processed your payment, we will send you an email confirming that we have processed your entry.



You can read these here.
Key points include:

    • Maximum size for artworks is 150cm x 150cm. We can accept larger pieces, however you should contact us first for larger works before entering.
    • The Stencil Art Prize is an acquisitive prize, which means that we keep the winning artwork. The winner will receive a $5000 cash prize (Australian Dollars)
    • Entry costs $35 per artwork (Australian Dollars).
    • Artists must own copyright for their artwork. Copyright remains with the artist.
    • All Finalist artworks must be available for sale. In 2017, Finalists will be able to sell up to 10 prints of their work at the exhibition and through our online shop.
    • Finalist artworks may go out tour for up to 9 months after the Sydney Exhibition. Details of tours will be included in a Finalist Exhibition Agreement if you are selected as a finalist.
    • Finalists must cover the cost of shipping their artwork to Sydney Australia. If the artwork does not sell, Finalists must cover the cost or return shipping. If you’re concerned about shipping costs, consider entering a small artwork (under 25cm x 25cm) that can be sent through the post. We’ve got some info here on this subject
  • Artworks must not have exhibited in other exhibitions, competitions, festivals etc before. However a variation of a work will be accepted, as long as it is not identical in design or the same physical stencil.
  • Entrants must submit a photograph of their completed stencil painting. Computer generated images of the stencil that you intend to paint will not be accepted.


Please ensure that you read all of the Terms and Conditions before entering. 


Copy and paste the below questions into the body of an emailAnswer ‘yes’ next to the relevant fields and answer all sections with an *asterix.




First Name:*

Family Name:*

Artist Pseudonym:
If pseudonym is supplied, you will only be referred to by your  pseudonym in public materials

Do you agree to the Terms & Conditions here*: Yes/ No

Payment Amount:*

Payment Method:*

Name appearing on PayPal account:*

Are you over 18?:* Yes/No

Year of birth if under 18:

Email Address:*

Postal Address:*





Country of Birth:*


Phone (landline):


Brief Artist Bio:*

How long have you been an artist?:*

How did you find out about this art prize?:*

If selected as a finalist, do you wish to have your contact details  shared with media so that they may contact you directly?:*  YES / NO



Title of Stencil Artwork:*

Artwork Height (height in cm):*

Artwork Width (width in cm):*

Brief description of your stencil:*

My stencil painting is on:*
– Canvas
– Board (ply, wood etc)
– Found object
– Mixed Media
– Other (please detail)

The stencil was created using:*
– Spray Paint
– Oil Paint
– Watercolour Paint
– Acrylic Paint
– Fabric
– Crayons, Pencils, Permanent Makers, etc
– Other:

Stencil image originated from:*
– Hand drawn image by me
– Hand drawn image by someone else  – I have permission to use it*: Yes/No
– Photograph that I took
– Photograph that someone else took  – I have permission to use it*: Yes /No
– Image from Google
– Other (please detail)

Which stencil methods did you use:*
– Stencil layers computer generated
– Stencil layers hand drawn
– Stencil hand cut
– Stencil machine cut
– Stencil laser cut
– Screen printing
– Digital print
– Other (please detail)

3. Attach Your Stencil image to this email:*

Attach a high resolution image (between 1mb and 3mb – JPG, JPEG or TIFF)

4. Image declaration*

The attached image is a photograph of the finished stencil painting that I will  exhibit if selected as a finalist:*  YES / NO

5.  You may be required to provide proof of creating the stencil.

Which of the following can you supply if required:

– Images of the stencil in creation:
– Images of the stencil cut outs:
– A backlog of artworks that demonstrate your creative style:


Send your email, including payment details and stencil image attachment to entry [at] stencilartprize [dot] com by the 6 June 2017.

Contact us here if you have any questions.

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