Draw Student Drawing Award 2020

Entries closed.

Entries have now closed. An online exhibition of finalist works will be available for viewing from Friday 31 July.

2020 has seen unprecedented changes to the ways in which we all live and work. This has also meant that Noosa Regional Gallery has been unable to remain open for its usual program of exhibitions.

In an effort to continue to provide opportunities to artists in these difficult times, we have decided to go ahead with the DRAW STUDENT DRAWING AWARD in 2020, albeit exclusively online. We recognise that the experience of an art work in person cannot be captured on a screen, however we hope that making this opportunity available in some form is better than not going ahead with the prize at all.

Draw 2020 is a contemporary Drawing Award open to all Year 9 to 12 students living on the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Region. Draw 2020 aims to promote drawing as a fundamental step in arts practice.

Draw 2020 will have FOUR competition categories: Year 9; Year 10; Year 11; Year 12.

A single winner will be announced and awarded per category.

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to a single winner, selected from any of the four entrance categories.

$2000 plus worth of prizes to be won!


Year 9 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 10 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 11 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
Year 12 – $500 gift voucher from Oxlades Art Supplies
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award – $250* cash.

Donated by Friends Noosa Regional Gallery

Finalist Judge: Michael Zavros

Michael Zavros is a leading Australian artist. His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.


Entries open: 11 May 2020
Applications close: 19 July 2020
Shortlisted entries notified: 30-31 July 2020
Official Online Exhibition Opening and Winner announcement: TBC
Exhibition dates: 1 August – 4 October 2020
People’s Choice, Winner announcement: 20 September 2020

All entries for must be received by midnight Sunday, 19 July 2020

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Main image: Carly Schwenn, A Dramatic Portrait, 2019, pen and ink on paper, 15.5 x 13.5cm. Courtesy of the Artist. Winner DRAW 2019 STUDENT DRAWING AWARD – YEAR 9 CATEGORY.