What is Street Art in the context of these Awards?

Outdoor visual art that is sanctioned, permanent (except in relation to the Festival and Event category, which can include chalk art and temporary installations), and publicly visible from or in a street, laneway, park or other public or publicly-accessible space.

This includes wall and utility murals, permanent audio-visual and lighting installations, commissioned graffiti, pavement art, sculpture collections, street installations, monuments and memorials. There’s a catch though - the entry must be an original artwork specifically created for the site where it is located.


One more thing… the artwork/s could have been created anytime in the past. They can be old, new or anywhere in between. Their age is not important. What's important is how you are using the artwork to attract visitors and bring the community together.

These Awards rest on an excellence framework, and the criteria reflects this excellence awards foundation, with questions about your objective in deciding to have the artwork commissioned, your strategy, planning processes, implementation, marketing and results. 


So these awards do not focus on the quality of the artwork. We’ll leave that to art critics! Judges want to know how you are using your public art to enhance visitor appeal and bolster community pride.


Why? Because The Australian Street Art Awards are designed to educate travellers about the magnificent array of outdoor art that can be found in every corner of Australia, and encourage them to see Australia first and in this way contribute to rural, regional, as well as metropolitan, tourism.

Who Should Nominate?

Local Government Authorities

Local and regional tourism organisations

Destination marketing organisations

Chambers and business organisations

Community organisations

Utilities companies



Joint submissions between one or more of the above and the artist/s are encouraged.

Why Enter the Awards?

The Australian Street Art Awards:

Expand the appeal of Australian towns, regions and destinations that have invested in publicly-accessible art

Promote Instgrammable destinations

Encourage travel beyond the capital cities, especially to winning regional and rural destinations

Enhance community pride in all nominees

Increase recognition of, and therefore employment opportunities for, artists.

Images below: Yeppoon Library mural in central coastal Queensland (left) and
Thallon silos in south-west Queensland (right)

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Australian Street Art Awards

Nominations open: Monday 4 March 2019

Early Bird* nominations close: Friday 28 June 2019

Submissions close: Monday 23 September 2019

Awards evening: Wednesday 6 November

Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach

(in conjunction with the one-day "Art of Attraction" summit

Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

* Save 20% on the full price.

Three nominations or more save an additional 10% on
Early Bird or Full-Priced fees.


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