"...listen to your instincts,
believe in yourself and enjoy the process"


—  Kathryn Taunton

 Studio artist at NAS


photographic & art prizes

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newcastle emerging

artist prize

The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize is open to artists located within the Hunter Valley who are in the first five years of their art practice.

The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP) boasts over $10,000 in prizes. This prestigious prize uncovers our region's freshest emerging artists working in various artforms. Prize categories include Painting, Photomedia, Sculpture and Drawing, with each category winner receiving $1,000. We also offer two People’s Choice prizes of $500 and a $250 gift voucher, and a Youth Art Prize  at $500. The overall winner will receive $5,000. All prizes are courtesy of our sponsors.