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Biblio Art Prize 2022

Established in 2009, the Biblio Art Prize enters
its 14th year in 2022!

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Artists enter the competition by submitting a one-off payment of $25. You are then allocated a random book title. You, the artist, will read the book, and then create an artwork inspired by it.

 

The actual book can be obtained from any source - it is not required that you purchase the book from Blarney Books & Art. It can be borrowed from the library (did you know authors receive royalties for library borrowings?). The point is that the book informs the artwork. Through this competition, we aim to highlight and support our Australian authors, and put books into your hands which you might not have otherwise picked up.

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Artists from anywhere across Australia and New Zealand are eligible. We encourage all artists to enter - from amateur to professional, young and old. All mediums.

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Artists have from the date of entry to end of October to complete their works. From the images submitted in November, a selection will be made for our Summer exhibition. From those exhibited, the Grand Prize will be selected by independent judges, as well as a raft of other prizes (see below).

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PRIZES ON OFFER

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GRAND PRIZE 

(Non-acquisitive): $2000

Independent Judges: TBA


STORYTELLER'S PRIZE

(Non-acquisitive) $1500

(Selected by Blarney Books & Art)
 

RAINBOW PRIZE:

$500 (Sponsored by RWR McDonald) 

1 night Bed & Breakfast in a Queen Suite and dinner to $150 at Port Fairy's exclusive Merrijig Inn = total $350 (Sponsored by The Merrijig Inn)

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STARVING ARTIST'S PRIZE:

Dinner voucher for Coffin Sally

Grand High Tea for 2 at Time & Tide Tearooms by the High Seas

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YOUTH ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD:

$250 (Sponsored by Koroit's ethical giftware shop, Laughing Halfpenny)

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:

$1000 (Votes taken throughout the length of the exhibition, counted and awarded at the close of the exhibition.)

 

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Grand Prize Winner 2021:
Detail from
"Eye of a Rook"
by Dianne Jacono.
This artwork was 
inspired by Eye of a Rook 
by Josephine Taylor.

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