RAW Arts Awards 2021

RAW Arts Awards

Entries are now open for the 2021 RAW Arts Awards aimed at young artists aged 25 and under living in Greater Bendigo!

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 are also featured in an exhibition and showcase. To enter, you need to:

1) Submit your completed application form by Wednesday 31 March

2) Submit your entry for judging: 

  • Digital Media, Literature and Performing Arts entries must be received by Wednesday March 31. 
  • Visual Arts entries must be delivered to Dudley House, 60 View St, Bendigo on Tuesday May 11.

Please see the guidelines document below for more information, or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

The RAW Arts Awards Announcement and Showcase will be held at The Capital Theatre on Thursday May 13, at 6pm. The presentation will include a showcase of performing arts and digital media entrants. This event provides an opportunity to acknowledge the winners and celebrate the creativity of all the young artists participating in the 2021 RAW Arts Awards.

The RAW Arts Awards Announcement and Showcase is a free event and all applicants, family, friends and other supporters are invited to attend the evening’s celebration. 

The announcement of winners will be interspersed with a showcase of Performing Arts entrants and screening of films submitted in the Digital Media category and the whole event will finish around 7.30pm. The Visual Arts entries will be on display in Dudley House after the Awards Announcement (until 8.30pm). The RAW Arts Exhibition is then open Friday May 14 to Sunday May 16, 11am to 3pm.

Literature entries will be available on the night in hard copy and available online.

Applications for the 2021 RAW Arts Awards have now closed.

The presentation and showcase will be held on Thursday 13 May at The Capital Theatre, with the RAW exhibition held in Dudley House from 14 to 16 May.

2021 RAW Arts Awards guidelines