The Napier Waller Art Prize is open to all current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force. The prize encourages artistic excellence, promotes the transformative power of creativity, and raises awareness of the experiences and talent of service personnel.
Serving personnel and veterans are invited to enter an original artwork and artist statement. Entries will be judged by a panel of art experts and professionals, and a winning artwork selected on merit. Entries using diverse artistic media and original concepts are encouraged.
Finalists’ works are displayed on the Australian War Memorial’s website for the general public to vote for the People’s Choice award, the winner of which will receive $5,000. An exhibition of highly commended works is held at the Australian War Memorial. The winning work is accessioned into the Australian War Memorial collection, with the winning artist receiving a $10,000 cash prize and a two-week, all expenses paid residency with the Art Section at the Australian War Memorial.