Churchie Emerging Art Prize

Medium / category: All mediums, up to 5 artworks

Eligibility: Emerging Australian artists aged 18 years or older

Associated institution: Metro Arts, Brisbane

Founded in 1987, the Churchie Emerging Art Prize is an Australian contemporary art award. Each year the prize profiles a diverse range of evocative and mesmerising pieces that showcases Australian contemporary art practice.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Nina Sanadze

Winner: Churchie Award

The Different Award Categories

The Churchie Award offers a $25,000 prize pool, with the Major Prize winner receiving a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize. Gallery visitors are invited to cast their vote in the $3,000 People’s Choice Award, which is awarded at the end of the exhibition.

Information up to date from June 14 2023