Kennedy Prize Entry Form

2022 Entries Closed

Theme: Beauty


The Kennedy Arts Foundation presents the Kennedy Prize, an annual Australian arts award of $25,000. The prize is based and exhibited in Adelaide but open to Australian artists nationwide, and is awarded to works that embody, comment on or celebrate the theme of beauty.

The prize is open to Australian artists, with the sole category of painting for 2022.

Emerging artists are especially encouraged to apply.

The prize is designed to showcase emerging and previously un-exhibited artists alongside established Australian luminaries.

The winning artist will receive $25,000, and their artwork will be acquired by the Kennedy Arts Foundation, and at its absolute discretion, auctioned at the next year’s Kennedy Prize exhibition.

The Foundation’s Choice, showcases work chosen by the foundation members.

NABThe $2,000 NAB People’s Choice Award will also be awarded to the audience’s preferred entrant. Voting is conducted at the exhibition and only the finalists are eligble for the People’s Choice Award. Please see the terms and conditions for full details.



The Mintaro Hanger’s Choice Award is chosen by the hanging team and the prize is some beautiful bottles of wine from Mintaro.

All artworks, except the Prize Winner, from the final selection will be available for sale during the exhibition.

The Kennedy Prize is open to all Australian Citizens, residing in Australia.

Entry fee is $50.

Category: Painting (For example: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Pastel Paintings)

Exhibition Location: Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Level One, corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 10th September to Saturday, 24th September

Extended Entries Close: 5th August 2022

Sally Robinson "Bruce Squared"