Woods Street Youth Art Prize – Call for submissions

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Young people with an artistic flair are invited to submit their artwork for the 2020 Woods Street Youth Art Prize.

Young artists are encouraged to submit artworks that can be drawings, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, film or even performance art pieces which respond to the theme of ‘A New Power-Finding a Voice’.

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize will be on exhibition at the Woods Street Arts Space, Laverton from 23 to 24 May, with prizes announced at the opening night on Friday 22 May.

Exhibited entries will be determined by members of the Emerging Curators Program, a new mentorship program which sees local curators and art professionals support young aspiring curators.

Works will be selected based on creative excellence and how well the work responds to the theme.

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize is open to young people aged 14 to 25 who live or work in Melbourne’s west. There will be a specific prize for artists living in Hobsons Bay.

Entry is via the online form available www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/youthartprize. Entries will open on Friday 21 February.


  • Winner open category – $600
  • Runner-up open category – $400
  • Hobsons Bay Artist – $400
  • Artist Encouragement Award (under 20) – $200
  • Artist Encouragement Award (over 20) – $200

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize is presented by Hobsons Bay City Council in support of its Creative City Arts and Culture Plan in partnership with Hobsons Bay UP (Youth Services).

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