The health and safety of our visitors, veteran community, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders is a top priority for the Australian War Memorial. These are challenging and uncertain times. We believe art and creativity can play an important role in providing respite and fostering resilience during difficult times. With this in mind, the Napier Waller Art Prize will go ahead in 2020. Entries open on Monday 20 April 2020 and close midnight Sunday 21 June 2020. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
We are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and will continue to follow advice from the federal government and local health authorities. We request that all entrants in the Napier Waller Art Prize follow advice from the federal government and local health authorities when preparing their entries.
The 2020 Napier Waller Art Prize is open to 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. For more information, click here.
- Download Napier Waller Art Prize Terms and Conditions 2020 (PDF file)
- Download resources for entrants (PDF file)
The Memorial invites entries in all visual art mediums, including (but not limited to) painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital, decorative, and installation. The work must not exceed 2 x 2 x 2 metres and must have been completed in the 24 months prior to submission. There is no theme for the award, and entries do not have to address military or service topics. Entries using diverse artistic media and original concepts are encouraged.