2019 Entry Terms and Conditions


Entries Open: Thursday, 02 April 2020

Entries Close: Sunday, 20 September 2020, 6pm

Finalists Announced: Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Delivery of Finalist’s Paintings: Monday, 26 October 2020, 9am – 1pm

Opening Night: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition DURATION: 29 October – 08 November 2020, 10am – 5pm

Collection of (UNSOLD) Finalist’s Paintings: Monday 09 November 2020, 9am – 1pm


  1. The prize money of $30,000 is to be awarded to the artist of the single winning entry. This National acquisitive prize is for a painting inspired by the Australian Landscape, painted in the last 12 months and not previously exhibited at an art prize.
    • The DEFIANCE GALLERY PRIZE which offers two unrepresented finalists an exhibition at Mary Place Gallery, Sydney. The selected artists will also be invited to spend 3 weeks at ‘Giverny’, the NOCK ART FOUNDATION Residency in Queenstown, New Zealand, including studio facilities, vehicle access, flights and mentoring by the gallery directors of Defiance Gallery. The Nock Art Foundation gives artists an opportunity to be immersed in the culture and landscape of the rugged and beautiful south island of N.Z.Three weeks accommodation at ‘Giverny’ is provided with studio facilities and access to a vehicle during the stay. Flights are included.The recipients will donate a work to the Nock Art Foundation after the residency. The work will be exhibited at ‘Giverny’ and join the collection, creating a visual visitor’s book documenting the artists from around the world who have enjoyed the Queenstown residency.The exhibition at Defiance Gallery, Mary Place is generously supported by:
      • PIGMENT LAB: Art supplies to the value of $500 for each artist.
      • STEPHEN OXENBURY PHOTOGRAPHY: Professional Photographic documentation of all works in the exhibition.
      • ARTIST PROFILE MAGAZINE: Full page advertisement promoting the exhibition.
      • NOYCE BROTHERS WINE: Sponsoring wine for the opening night of the exhibition.
      • ARTEQ: Professional Installation and hanging of exhibition.
      • ART VAN GO: Transportation of artwork for the exhibition.
    • $3,000 Honourable Mention prize sponsored by CHRIS ANTICO.
    • $1,000 Highly Commended Prize (gift certificate).
    • $1,000 People’s Choice Award (gift certificate) sponsored by FINE ART IMAGING.
    • Print Prize sponsored by UNSW ART & DESIGN who will offer a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print under the tutelage of Michael Kempson.



  1. The PADDINGTON ART PRIZE is open to Australian citizens or residents of 12 months or more who are over the age of 18. Finalists may need to provide identification if requested.
  2. Marlene Antico OAM and members of her immediate family are ineligible to enter.


  1. A painting must not be larger than 1.5 x 2 metres including frame (or equivalent size/area ratio). A painting can consist of multiple parts but must not exceed overall size limits.
  2. Media used may be oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel or mixed media/collage.
  3. A painting may be a partnership between two (or more) artists, with the understanding that any prize awarded is divided equally amongst the partnership.


  1. Online entries must be submitted by 6pm, Sunday 20 September 2020.
  2. A limit of two (2) works per artist can be submitted.
  3. A $50 entry fee shall be paid for a single work and $90 for two works. Payment can be by PayPal or by cheque/money order made payable to the Paddington Art Prize.
  4. No receipts will be given. Your automated PayPal response is your receipt.
  5. The entry fee is non-refundable and contributes to administration and handling.
  6. The artwork image(s) submitted for each entry must be:
    • a minimum of 750 pixels on the shortest side
    • file size of each image not exceeding 2MB
    • saved in .jpg or .png format
  7. File name/s should include the artist/s surname then first name followed by the title of the work as listed on the entry form, with each word separated by an underscore “_” character, i.e., Surname_Firstname_Title_of_painting.jpg
  8. Entry details CANNOT BE CHANGED once entries are processed. Only finalists will have the opportunity to amend minor entry details for their selected artwork.
  9. By entering the Paddington Art Prize, you agree to become a subscriber to our regular newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time.


  1. FINALISTS ONLY will be notified on Tuesday 06th October 2020, by email.
  2. The list of finalists will be available on the website later that day.
  3. SELECTED FINALIST’S PAINTINGS ONLY must be delivered between 9am and 1pm sharp on Monday 26 October 2020, to Menzies Art Brands – 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington NSW 2033. NO CRATES PLEASE.
  4. Freight costs and all other charges relating to delivery and collection of artworks entered into the Paddington Art Prize are the sole responsibility of the artist. Artworks will not be accepted unless delivered and returned free of all freight and other charges.
  5. SELECTED FINALISTS PAINTINGS must be CLEARLY MARKED on the reverse with the artist’s name, address, contact details, the title of the work, medium, size and the current retail price. Delivery and collection details will be confirmed for all finalists.
  7. The Paddington Art Prize has sole agency for the duration of the exhibition and for 3 months thereafter. The Paddington Art Prize commission on all sales is 40%.
  8. The Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico OAM and its agents will exercise all due care with the works submitted but will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered whatsoever to any art work while in transit or under its control. Each entrant shall indemnify the PADDINGTON ART PRIZE, Marlene Antico OAM and its agents against any loss or damage suffered to his/her art work whatsoever. Each artist is responsible for his/her own insurance cover.
  9. All artists selected as finalists authorise The Paddington Art Prize and Marlene Antico OAM formally and irrevocably, to publish their works free of copyright, totally or partly, in all publications (catalogues, folders, posters, slide shows, brochures etc) related to this art prize, as well as on the official website or social media.
  10. The Paddington Art Prize reserves the right to exhibit the SELECTED FINALISTS’ ARTWORKS ONLY for the exhibition period.
    1. All exhibited artworks not sold during this period MUST BE COLLECTED between 9am and 1pm on Monday 09 November 2020 from Menzies Art Brands – 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington NSW 2033.
  11. Any paintings not collected after the exhibition will be stored at International Art Services at the artist’s expense.


  1. The judges’ decision is final on all aspects of awarding the Prizes, and no correspondence or appeal will be entered into or considered.
  2. A decision by a majority of the judges on any issue shall be deemed to be a valid and binding decision of the judges as a whole.