About the Prize

The Mosman Youth Art Prize is an annual exhibition organised by Mosman Council which features the diverse talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists aged between 12 and 21 years. It was initiated in 1988 by the internationally renowned artist and local resident Ken Done AM.

Mosman Council and Mosman Art Gallery acknowledge Audi Centre Mosman as the gold sponsor of the Mosman Youth Art Prize. Council would like to thank the following silver sponsors for their generous support: Julian Ashton Art School, the National Art School, Fourth Village Providore, and Rotary Club Mosman. Council also acknowledges the kind support of the Australian Watercolour Institute, Mosman Art Society, Friends of Mosman Art Gallery and Hype DC.

Driven by Audi Centre Mosman

Winners of 2015 Mosman Youth Art Prize announced

A crowd of over three hundred people attended the opening of the 2015 Mosman Youth Art Prize on Friday 6 March at Mosman Art Gallery. The awards were handed out by Mayor of Mosman, Councillor Peter Abelson and this year’s judge, Zoe Johnson. The awards were supported by Gold Sponsor – Mosman Audi, and Silver Sponsors – Fourth Village Providore, Mosman Rotary, The Julian Ashton Art School and the National Art School.

An exhibition showcasing the selected artwork will be held at Mosman Art Gallery until 29 March 2015. Download the full list of awards below.

Tertiary Category Awards (18-21 years)

1st Prize – Harriet Mitchell, Harry and Daffodil (Self-Portrait)

2nd Prize – Lani Toke, Figmentum

3rd Prize – Natasha Walsh, The dish of the RAF

Highly Commended – Alexander Golovin, Orwellian Futures 2

Encouragement Award – Lili Stromland, Jack the boy

Encouragement Award – Eden Payne, The persistence of childhood

Encouragement Award – Natasha Walsh, Café in a bottle

Senior Category Awards (15-17 years)

1st Prize – Tom Henry, The news so – far

2nd Prize – Domenic West, Isaac

3rd Prize – Gabriella Shaoni, Wrapped

Highly Commended – Astro Spiller, A city Sunday

Encouragement Award – Emelia Jones, Scales

Encouragement Award – Kathleen O’Hagan, The honest artist – a self portrait

Encouragement Award – Isobelle Blair, Eye of the beholder

Junior Category Awards (12-14 years)

1st Prize – Isabella Kitching, Self portrait

2nd Prize – Antony Xavier, Emu

3rd Prize – Lachlan Gromek, My Auntie Jill

Highly Commended – Kaluum Maple, Boxed Inn

Encouragement Award – Tara Gray, Reverse Snow Leopard

Encouragement Award – Ebony Toke, The lazy but lovely life of Atticus

Jullian Ashton Full art scholarship

Matthew Clube, Trains, toothbrushes and telecommunications

Jullian Ashton Summer school scholarship

Catherine Bauer, Jonathon

National Art School Short Course Award

Claudia Kuo, Portrait of a boy

Full list of selected entries on exhibition

Conditions of Entry

Maximum of two entries per artist. Entry form must be completed on-line and two printed copies are to be submitted with the artwork on the day of receipting.


The competition is open to all young artists from 12 to 21 years of age (excluding primary school children).
There are three sections:
(A) Junior 12 to 14 years
(B) Senior 15 to 17 years
(C ) Tertiary 18 to 21 years

HSC major works are eligible. Any Mosman Councillor, Mosman Council staff and members of their immediate families are ineligible.

Media Categories

Submitted artworks can be in a range of media including; drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture/installation, textile, video


The maximum size/weight of an artwork is:
> 2 sq metres for two-dimensional works (inc. frame).
eg 1.50m × 1.33m = 2sq metres
eg 2.00m × 1.00m = 2sq metres
> 40kg maximum weight, any medium.

Presentation of Work

The following methods are acceptable:
1) Professionally framed, including mount board under glass,
2) Works on canvas may be mounted on a stretcher frame,
3) Works on paper (e.g. drawing or prints) without frames must be
mounted on foam-core (an art cardboard available
from art supply shops).
4) Video must be 10 minutes maximum on DVD only
No unprotected glass edges or wet paintings will be accepted. Works may be rejected due to poor presentation. All entries should be clearly labelled on the back with title, price (if for sale), category entered (A,B, or C), name of artist, address and telephone number.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of $5.50 (inc. GST) is payable for each art work entered. Artists may submit a maximum of 2 artworks. A separate entry form is required for each entry. If artwork is not selected for exhibition, the entry fee is NOT refundable.


The adjudicator will be Carrie Kibbler , Curator/Exhibition Program Coordinator at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre. The adjudicator’s decision will be final and no subsequent discussion will be entered into.


Over $14,000 of cash prizes, scholarships and art materials will be awarded.

Receipt of Entries

Entries will be received at Mosman Art Gallery, cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman on Tuesday 24 February between 8.30am and 6.00pm.

Sale of Works

All works shall be for sale unless marked Not for Sale.
A commission of 33.3% will be deducted by Mosman Council from the selling price of each work sold.

h3(nonselected). Non-selected Works

If your artwork does not appear in this list you must come and collect it from the gallery on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 4th March 10am – 5pm. Works not collected cannot be stored at the gallery so collection on these dates is essential for the safety of the artwork.

Selected entries will appear on the Gallery website. Unsuccessful entries must be collected from Mosman Art Gallery between Monday 2 March – Wednesday 4 March, 10am – 5pm. Works not collected at this time can only be collected by making an appointment with the Gallery administrator on (02) 9978 4178. Works not collected by 1 May 2015 may be disposed of.

h3(#presentations). Award Presentations

The Award Presentations function will be held at the Mosman Art Gallery on Friday 6 March at 6.30pm. Entry will be $8 per person, $6 concession, $20 per family.
FREE entry to exhibited artists.
Entrants short listed to win a prize will be notified and are required to attend the Awards Presentation.

Exhibition of Artworks

The exhibition will be held at Mosman Art Gallery, Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman. All works must remain in the exhibition until it finishes on 29 March 2015 . The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 7 March to Sunday 29 March during the following times: 7 Days, 10am to 5pm.

Collection of Exhibited Entries

Entries must be collected between 10.00am and 6.00pm Monday 30 March, Tuesday 31 March, Wednesday 1 April or Thursday 2 April at Mosman Art Gallery. Works not collected at this time can only be collected by making an appointment with the Gallery administrator on (02) 9978 4178. Works not collected by 1 May will be disposed of.

h3(#entryform). ENTER HERE

Fill out my online form.

Care and Responsibility

The Mosman Art Gallery will exercise all reasonable care with the works submitted for this exhibition. However, it does not insure them against damage or theft, this is the responsibility of the artist.

Mosman Council Privacy


The personal details requested on this form are being collected, and will only be used for the purpose of processing your application, keeping records, & establishing your identity in accordance with Mosman Council’s Privacy Management Plan (August 2000). Access to the information is restricted to Council Officers and other authorised people.

Interpretation of the Rules

In the event of a dispute regarding the interpretation of the rules and conditions, the decision of the Council shall be binding on all parties.



Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Rd, Mosman

Open 7 days, 10am – 5pm

Closed public holidays

(02) 9978 4178



Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Kindly Supported by

The Australian Watercolour Institute

Mosman Art Society

Friends of Mosman Art Gallery

Hype DC

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 29 March