The awards are offered across four categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Performing Arts and Digital Media, with prizes of $1,000 and $250 awarded for each section.
Work submitted for the awards will also be featured in an exhibition and showcase.
City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said the RAW Arts Awards provided a great opportunity to celebrate the creativity of local young artists.
“The City is committed to fostering the talents of young people in the region and these awards offer a wonderful platform to showcase their creativity,” Cr O’Rourke said.
“Over the past decade, the RAW Awards have attracted more than 900 entries and supported burgeoning young artists, many of whom are now practising professionals in the creative arts industries.
“I encourage all young artists to consider entering their work in this year’s awards.”
The Mayor will present the awards ceremony on stage at The Capital on Thursday May 14 at 6pm. The presentation will include a showcase of performing arts and digital media entrants. This is a free event and all applicants, family, friends and other supporters are invited to attend the evening’s celebration.
Following the presentation, the annual RAW Arts Exhibition will feature visual arts entries at Dudley House and literature entries will also be available on the night. The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday May 15 to Sunday May 17.