Does the prize have a theme?
The National Student Art Prize 2021 Theme is: Our Celebration of Australia
Celebrate your vision of Australia, be inspired by Australia’s Colours, Flora, Fauna, Landmarks, People, Traditions, Sports, Foods. Everything and anything that means Australia to you.
Artwork can be 2D (e.g. drawing, painting, sidewalk chalk drawing etc.) or 3D (e.g. sculpture, construction).
Do I have to be an Australian enrolled student to enter?
Yes. This National Student Art Prize is ONLY open to students currently enrolled into a Primary and Secondary School, within Australia, including Special Education students and Australian Home School Students.
Can students enter an old artwork?
All artwork entered into the prize must have been created in the last 12 months preceding the entry closing date. It must be the original and unaided work of the entrant and cannot infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.
Who are the judges?
There are three Zart judges, each are Zart employees.
How many artworks can a student enter?
A student is only allowed to submit one artwork.
What are the Prizes and entry Categories?
Category 1: Primary School (Foundation to Level 3)
Category 2: Primary School (Level 4 to Level 6)
Category 3: Secondary School (Level 7 to Level 9)
Category 4: Secondary School (Level 10 to Level 12)
Category 5: Special Education Primary (Foundation to Level 6)
Category 6: Special Education Secondary (Level 7 to Level 12)
1. The National Student-Art Prize will be awarded to ONE entrant, in EACH of the SIX categories as judged by the nominated judges – with winners receiving a $250 Zart Art & Craft Voucher and a $450 Zart Art & Craft Voucher for their enrolled school.
NB: Australian home-school students can enter into their relevant category but are only eligible to win the student portion of the awarded prize. The remaining school portion of the prize will be distributed equally amongst the other SCHOOL category winners.
2. Twenty Shortlisted Prizes will be awarded per prize category as judged by the nominated judges. The student winners will receive a $50 Zart Art & Craft Voucher.
3. A People’s Choice Prize will be awarded to one entrant per prize category who’s work receives the most votes during the prize. Each student winner will receive a $250 Zart Art & Craft Voucher.
What is the total prize pool?
1. The National Student Art Prize will be awarded to ONE entrant, in EACH of the SIX categories, and SIX schools.
• Total prize value per category $700
• Total first prize poll value $4200
2. Shortlisted Prizes will be awarded per prize category.
• Total 120 winners, 20 from each category
• Total Shortlist prize pool value $6000
3. People’s Choice Prize
• 1 winner per category, 6 winners in total
• Total People’s Choice prize pool value $1500
Can students enter a collaborative artwork?
Yes, however entries representing partnerships between individuals will be accepted as one entry and on the understanding that each contribution is deemed equal, and MUST they be enrolled at the same school. The Student Prize will be split equally if the entrant is awarded the National Student Art Prize, a Shortlisted Prize or the People’s Choice Prize. The School Prize will only go to the one school.
How do I vote in the People’s Choice Prize?
Votes are registered through the online gallery.
How many times can I vote?
You may vote on as many different artwork entries as you wish, but you can only vote once per artwork.
Can parents, students or school community vote in the People’s Choice Prize?
Can I promote or share my artwork on social media to get more votes?
Yes, of course. We encourage you to share your journey and outcomes with us as well!
Can home school students enter?
Australian home-school students can enter into their relevant category but are only eligible to win the student portion of the awarded prize. The remaining school portion of the prize will be distributed equally amongst the other SCHOOL category winners.
How do I know if my entry was received?
A certificate will be sent to the email provided at the time of entry. This is your confirmation of entry.
How do I know if my entry is approved?
A notification will be sent to the email provided at the time of entry.
Will student’s name and school be published?
For privacy reasons only the student’s FIRST name will be published. All other student details remain confidential and will not be used for any other purpose than to verify that the student meets our terms and conditions of entry and can be contacted in relation to this prize.
Why might an entry not be approved?
An entry may not be approved if the entrant does not qualify for entry (if not enrolled into an Australian primary, secondary school, home school or Special School, or if entry form is not completed or if the images submitted do not meet the required specifications.
Should my images be of high quality?
Yes. Judging will occur digitally. If your images are clear and descriptive, then the judges can properly appraise your submission.
How can I ensure my images are high quality?
Images need to be high-resolution jpeg format only digital images 300dpi/2MB. Please submit unaltered photographs that are a true representation of the artwork entered.
How many images can I submit?
One Entry per student. Entrants may submit up to two images for their single entry, each no greater than 2MB.
What mediums are accepted?
There are no limitations to the media, artwork format. It is open to both 2D and 3D entries.
What are the prize dates?
Entries Open: 14 June 2021 at 9:00am
Entries Close: 19 July 2021 at 11:59pm
Shortlisted Finalists announced: 23 July 2021 at 1pm
People’s choice judging closes: 28 July 2021 at 5pm
National Student Art Prize Winner Announced: 30 July 2021 at 1pm
Do the winners get to choose the art materials they will receive from Zart?
Yes – art and craft materials of their choice from Zart to the value of the voucher.
Can international student enter?
No. This National Student Art prize is open to ALL and ONLY students currently enrolled into a Primary and Secondary School, within Australia, including Special Education students and Australian Home School Students.