Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the 2016 Kennedy Prize have the sole category of Painting and not all visual media as it had in previous years?

At any given year it is at the discretion of the Foundation members to select entry categories. This year they have selected paintings only.

Keep an eye out for next year’s prize as the categories may change.

I am a permanent resident or international student, can I enter the 2016 Kennedy Prize?

No. Entrants must be Australian citizens, resident in Australia for twelve (12) months or more in the last eighteen (18) months immediately prior to the Entry Closing Date and currently residing in Australia.

For example, if you have or are elligble for an Australian Passport, and meet the residancy requirements, you can enter.

I was born and raised in South Australia but now live in Tasmania, can I enter the 2016 Kennedy Prize twice?

You have to be a South Australian Resident to enter twice.

To be resident in South Australia, an entrant must have been resident in South Australia for twelve (12) months or more in the eighteen (18) months immediately prior to the Entry Closing Date and currently residing in South Australia.

In the terms and conditions it says you can keep the artwork for up to 12 months, could you please clarify this?

The Kennedy Arts Foundation is more than willing to work with its artists in returning artworks after the exhibition, if unsold.

I have a triptych painting or a painting with 100 panels, can I enter it as one entry?

Yes! If you consider it as one artwork then it can be entered as one entry. Remember it does have to have a total dimension less than 2m X 2m.

Are pastels eligible to enter?

Yes! Pastel Paintings are eligible to enter.