Best Mega Mural
Original, permanent painted or projected artwork more than 300 square metres 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: Ravensthorpe silo art by Amok Island, part of the WA PUBLIC Silo Trail
Best Sculpture Park or Trail
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 the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail by Milynda Rogers (QLD)
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: 'Under the Sea' by E.J Zyla forms part of the Maryborough Street Art Trail (QLD)
Best Metropolitan Art
Original, permanent artwork in a metropolitan* setting of any size or type 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 or collection of artworks in a rural setting of any size or type that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes quirky farm art, rural-art sculptures, water features, silos, grain sheds, wind turbines, rural railway bridges or utility in a rural setting or used for agriculture.
Image: Licking good fun in Monto, North Burnett, by The Zookeeper and DRAPL (QLD)
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: ANZAC memorial, Emu Park (QLD)
Best Festival or Event
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: Awards' Director Kim on a 3D chalk work at Colour the Streets, Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Best External Mural
Original, permanent painted artwork 300 square metres or smaller that has been specifically created for the site and is publicly visible. This includes wall murals on buildings. The artwork must have been promoted in the 12 months leading up to the submission closing date.
Image: "George Rose painting "Looking Glass Fish in the Deep Hue Sea" in Caloundra (QLD)
Best Landmark Sculpture
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 Laneway (NEW)
A collection of three or more original murals located and promoted together in a laneway, alleyway, open arcade or covered walkway where each artwork can be viewed by the public 24/7. The artworks could have been created by professional artists, the community, or a mix of both at any time in the past in a metropolitan, regional or rural setting.
Image: Laneway works in Goondiwindi, outback Queensland by Kate Owen and Sarah Sculley.
Best Entrance Art (NEW)
An original piece of any type of permanent artform that has been specifically designed to announce the town or precinct name and welcome visitors. It must be located in a prominent position at the entrance to the precinct or town, and more than one copy or version of the art can exist if the town or precinct has numerous entrances. It must be able to be viewed by the public 24/7 and been created specifically for that location.
Image: Murrurundi's eye-catching town entrance in the Upper Hunter, NSW.
Best Street Art Tour (NEW)
A tour is a guided experience of any duration which is provided free or ticketed to the public where one of the major promotional aspects of the experience is street and / or outdoor art. The tour must have run one or more times in the eligibility period of 1 November 2020 to 1 November 2021. Tours can include guided walking, boat, coach and tag-a-long vehicle tours during the day or night.
Image: Sheep Hills silo in the Mallee (VIC) by ADNATE visited by a group on a bus tour.