Best Mega Mural
Original, permanent painted or projected artwork more than 10 metres tall that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes painted and projected murals on walls, buildings, bridges, infrastructure, silos, water tanks, and towers. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.
Image: Water tower on Bribie Island QLD)
Best External Mural
Original, permanent painted artwork less than 10 metres tall that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes lanescapes and wall murals on buildings. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.
Image: Wall mural in Nambour (QLD)
Best Landmark Sculpture (NEW)
Fame for that sculptural piece that defines your town or city! Original, 3D piece that on permanent display which has been specifically created for the space it adorns. It could have been created by a professional artist or your community.
The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.
Image: A nod to the magnificent whales that help make Esperance in WA a renowned destination, created by Cindy Poole and Jason Wooldridge.
Best Sculpture Park or Trail (NEW)
A collection of original 3D pieces which are promoted together as an experience in a park, outdoor gallery, garden or along a short or long trail. This includes mobile or movable art relocated on a regular basis. The pieces must be on view to the public and does NOT need to be sculpture in its traditional form - it can include any 3D artwork, including works created by the community.
Image: One of the sculptures that makes up sculpture park in Forbes (NSW)
Best Street Art Trail
A collection of original art which is promoted together along a defined route where each artwork can be viewed by the public. The artworks could have been created by professional artists, the community, or a mix of both.
Image: A "Lanescape" mural by Ian Tremewen that form part of the Goondiwindi Street Art Trail (QLD)
Best Metropolitan Art (NEW)
Original, permanent artwork in a metropolitan* setting of any size that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes building and water tower murals, permanent hoardings, sculptures and artworks in or around bridges or utility equipment.
* Using the Federal Government's Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA) definition, any place covered within the boundaries of one of the eight State or Territory capitals is deemed metropolitan.
Image: Lisa King mural in Port Adelaide (SA)
Best Rural Art
Original, permanent artwork in a rural setting of any size that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes quirky farm art, rural-art sculptures, silos, grain sheds, wind turbines, rural railway bridges or utility in a rural setting or used for agriculture.
Image: "Russ and his bus" sculpture created by the community of Hyden from scrap farm equipment (WA)
Best Monument or Memorial
OK, so many people refute that monuments and memorials are street art. However, there are some uber cool ones that have been created specifically for their location as a key destination drawcard. The monument, memorial or BIG thing you nominate must be an original, permanent, specifically created for the site and publicly visible. It can honour a person, an historic event, a conflict, an animal or a location, and must have been included in promotions that have benefited the town, region or destination in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.
Image: Light Horseman tribute in Tongala (VIC)
Best Festival or Event
Suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19 impacts.
Do you host a celebration that incorporates street art or public art? Shout it to the world. Public special events and festivals are eligible to enter as long as they incorporate street or public art and were been held in the 12 months before the submission closing date. The event must have incorporated some type of street art (chalk art, murals, sculptures, original projection etc) of a temporary or permanent nature.
Image: Street Art Awards' Kimmie on a 3D chalk work at Colour the Streets, Sunshine Coast (QLD)