Basil Sellers Art Prize

Medium / category: 2D artworks in traditional medium

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre

The Basil Sellers Art Prize is a biennial competition which offers a prize pool of over $30,000. The Award was founded in 2004 by businessman, philanthropist and art collector Mr Basil Sellers AM. In 2018 the prize was opened to include artists from NSW and the ACT.

In 2022 the prize became a nationwide prize with a new direction for the latest evolution and an increased major prize of $25,000. The prize champions 2D artworks in traditional mediums and will call for entries from across Australia. The Eurobodalla award will continue to support local artists, ensuring their important place within the prize is safeguarded, while showcasing our local talent on a national stage.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Michael Thomson, An Encounter on the Path that Leads to the River.

Winner: Basil Sellers Art Prize

The Different Award Categories

The awards include the $5000 Eurobodalla Award, the $25,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize and the $500 People’s Choice Award. The Eurobodalla Award honours a local entry into the prize and the work is acquired for the Council’s permanent collection. The Eurobodalla Award artwork is acquired by Basil Sellers AM. The People’s Choice Award is chosen by the exhibition vitiators.

Information up to date from June 14 2023