International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Each year, Randwick City Council hosts an art exhibition in honour of International Women’s Day. The competition is open to female artists. Encouraging women to showcase their creative talents, recognising the important contribution women make to families, workplaces and communities.

Up to 150 artworks will be displayed at the Randwick Community Centre from 2nd to 9th March 2024. The top 50 artworks will be on display at Lionel Bowen Library Gallery from 12th March 2024 during library opening hours.

Enter online now!

Click here to enter into the Women’s Art Prize 2024. Entries close on Monday 19 February 2024.

Terms and Conditions 2024

Who can enter?

You must be female and aged 12 years and over and live, work, study or have some connection with the City of Randwick.

How do I enter?

Complete the online entry form and submit by Monday 19th February 2024.

After you complete the entry form, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a link to book a time slot to drop-off your artwork to avoid queues.

Your entry must be delivered to the Randwick Community Centre, Munda Street, Randwick, on 25 February 2024 from 2pm to 6pm or on 26 February 2024 from 2pm to 6pm.

There is a limit of one entry per person and late entries will not be accepted.

Please note that this competition is capped to 150 entries due to space restrictions. Please ensure you get your entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Exhibition Dates

Randwick City Council is authorised to display entries in the Randwick Community Centre on the following dates:

Exhibition Dates Timings
Event Award : Saturday 2 March 2024 10:30am to 12:30pm
Monday 4 March 2024 4pm to 6pm
Tuesday 5 March 2024 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 7 March 2024 4pm to 6pm
Saturday 9 March 2024 10am to 12pm
Exhibition Dates
Event Award : Saturday 2 March 2024
10:30am to 12:30pm
Exhibition Dates
Monday 4 March 2024
4pm to 6pm
Exhibition Dates
Tuesday 5 March 2024
7pm to 9pm
Exhibition Dates
Thursday 7 March 2024
4pm to 6pm
Exhibition Dates
Saturday 9 March 2024
10am to 12pm

The selected top 50 will then be exhibited at the Lionel Bowen Library Gallery from Tuesday 12 March 2024 to Sunday 21 April 2024.

You will be notified by Council staff after the award presentation if your artwork has been selected.

Entrants must give permission for their artwork to be photographed for promotional purposes.

What type of art can I enter?

Visual art can only be entered and must be original work by you within the last year. Artworks may be drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, installation or digital.

Note: Digital artwork entry must be submitted on a USB in PowerPoint presentation format as it will be displayed on a screen.

Artwork previously entered in the competition cannot be re-entered

What is the theme?

There is no theme for this art prize.

How big can my entry be?

Maximum size of work accepted is 1 square metre by 1 square metre including the frame and no more than 10 kilograms in weight. Paintings on canvas need not be framed but must be properly stretched with D-rings (image below) or screw eyes screwed into stretcher sides 100mm from the top.


Works on paper including photographs must be framed in a picture frame. Artworks not suitably prepared will not be accepted.

Will my artwork be safe?

All care is taken with artworks however Council cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage. All responsibility remains with the artist. Council does not insure works in transit, storage or on exhibition.

What happens if I win?

All entrants are invited to the awards event at the Randwick Community Centre, Munda Street, Randwick, on Saturday 2 March from 10.30am to 12.30pm for the award ceremony.

You will be contacted if your work is shortlisted. If you are contacted, please make yourself available to attend the award ceremony. 

Note: The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

How do I get my entry back?

Artworks not selected to be exhibited at Lionel Bowen Library must be collected from the Randwick Community Centre on Monday 11th March 2024 from 3pm and 7pm.

Randwick City Council will not be responsible for works not collected on this date and will not provide storage, therefore works not collected will be disposed of.

Artworks to be exhibited at the Lionel Bowen Library Gallery will be transported to the gallery by Council staff and must be collected on Monday 22 April 2024.