Suzanne Archer, 'The Fish Out of Water' (detail) Ink and chalk pastel on paper. 2024 Finalist.

2025 Perry Prize for Drawing

...entries for the 2025 Perry Prize are now open...

Adelaide Perry Gallery invites artists to submit their work for the 2025 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing.

The Prize

The Perry Prize will be awarded for the drawing chosen as the winning work, by the 2024 judge, Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, art historian, art critic and curator, completed within the period of 12 months prior to 8 January, 2025.  

The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, valued at $25,000.00, is an acquisitive prize.  Finalists in the competition are also eligible to be considered for The People’s Choice Award, valued at $2,000.00 (non-acquisitive).

How to Enter

To enter online you are required to complete the form below and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $50 per entry. Artists are requested to upload an artist CV or brief artist biography along with their entry.   

Please label digital files (images) as follows: lastname_firstname_title.jpg OR lastname_firstname_title_detail.jpg  Please use an abridged version for long title names, as the system may reject files where the title is too long. 

Before Submitting an Entry

Before you commence your online entry, please read the Terms and Conditions of the prize below. By submitting your entry you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to the T&Cs of the competition. 

Entries closed for the 2024 Perry Prize at midnight on Wednesday 10 January 2024.

Download 2024 Perry Prize T&Cs

  1. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2024 is $25,000 (acquisitive: the winning drawing will become part of the PLC, Sydney Collection).
  2. The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (people’s choice) for 2024 is $2,000 (non-acquisitive).
  3. Entrants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia.
  4. Works entered must have been completed within a period of 12 months prior to 10 January 2024.
  5. Each artist may submit a maximum of TWO entries. Entries must be accompanied by a $50 fee, per entry, to be eligible.
  6. THE UNFRAMED SIZE OF EACH WORK MUST NOT EXCEED 15,000 SQUARE CENTIMETRES (eg, 1.5m² = 1m x 1.5m). Three dimensional entries are eligible, to a maximum of three cubic metres. Animated and moving image works are eligible - file share needs to be arranged by contacting the Gallery directly.
  7. Entrants must lodge their entry online and pay the entry fee electronically, via the Adelaide Perry Prize online form at: Entry forms & a non-refundable $50.00 (GST inc.) handling fee, per entry must be received by 10 January, 2024.
  8. From the entries the judge will select approximately 40 finalists. The final drawings will be hung at Adelaide Perry Gallery from Friday 24 February to Friday 22 March, 2024. These finalists will be notified in writing, in late January, 2023 of their selection, and delivery of these drawings, suitably framed for hanging and handling, must reach Adelaide Perry Gallery by Friday 9 February, 2024.
  9. Though the gallery will exercise all care in handling finalists’ works, it will not be liable for costs incurred by the artist, should loss or damage occur while in its custody. Each competitor is responsible for acquiring his/her own insurance and freight to/from and during the exhibition.
  10. Finalists shall allow their works to be reproduced in print or electronic media to promote the Adelaide Perry Perry Prize for Drawing.
  11. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  12. The Adelaide Perry Gallery receives 20% commission on all works sold at exhibition

2024 Perry Prize Online Entry Form

Please make sure you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions associated with your Perry Prize entry.

Entries for the 2024 Perry Prize for Drawing have now closed.