International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is: ‘Break the Bias’.

Each year, Randwick City Council hosts an art exhibition in honour of International Women’s Day. The competition is open to female artists who live, work or study in Randwick City.

This competition encourages women to showcase their creative talents, recognising the important contribution women make to families, workplaces and communities.

Council’s International Women’s Day Art Prize provides a unique platform for local women to celebrate their creative side and local women are encouraged to submit their art and showcase their talents. Young women from 12 years are eligible to enter.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in early March at the Randwick Community Centre.

Use this form to enter the 2022 Women’s Art Prize.

See the entire exhibition at Randwick Community Centre.

  • Sunday 6 March: 10am -2pm
  • Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 March: 2-4pm
  • Thursday 10 March: 4-6pm

Or see selected works at Lionel Bowen Library Gallery Tuesday 15- Friday 25 April (during library opening hours)

2021 Winners

Photo Randwick City Council

2021 Prize winners:

12-19 Years old category

1st – Gabrielle Collins, Brigidine College  Randwick, For “My Indeigenous and Egyptian Identity”
2nd – Niamh Robb, Brigidine College Randwick, For “Emote”
3rd – Ellen Chiem, age 13, For “Now and Us”

20 Years and over category

1st prize –  Philipa Granwal, for “My Daughter’s Bedside Table”
2nd prize – Lucy Deverall, for “Submerge”
3rd prize – Alana Best, for  “Somewhere 2”

Councillors’ Commendation

Each year a Councillors’ prize is awarded, which is judged by Councillor Kathy Neilson, Councillor Lindsay Shurey and Councillor Alexandra Luxford. For the first time in eight years of judging, the councillors couldn’t come to a conclusion on who should be awarded their prize, so two joint winners were declared and awarded to:

Chelsea De Jong,  OLSH Kensington, for “Bondi Blues”
Patricia Maradno, Brigidine College, for “In Hand”

Learn the stories behind the winners’ artworks:

More information can be found on the Randwick City Council website: