Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival

Art Competition

Art Entries Drop Off & Collection

Artwork must be delivered to Boonah Cultural Centre 9am – 4pm on Tuesday 30st August.  Late artwork will not be accepted.  Alternative arrangements can be made before this date for special circumstances by emailing artsfestival@boonahculturalfoundation.org.au

Artwork must be collected from the Boonah Cultural Centre 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 13 September or can be collected on the night of Saturday 10th September after the Awards Ceremony.
The Foundation has no storage facilities for uncollected works.


  • Paint: Oil, watercolour and acrylic.
  • Works on Paper: Pastels, pencil and ink.
  • Mixed Media: More than one medium or material has been used
  • Photography
  • 3D: Sculpture, pottery, jewelry, felting and other art forms that are not attached to a board, canvas or paper.
  • First Timer – For adults only who have never entered this or any other competition before.  Entries may be in any media. 
  • Youth (High School): Any media of choice.
  • Youth (Primary School): Any media of choice.


  • General categories 1st $500, 2nd $250     
  • Youth (High School) 1st $100, 2nd $75      
  • Youth (Primary School) 1st $60, 2nd $30
  • People’s Choice $200 
  • First Timers 3 prizes of $50.

  Prizes will be presented on the night of the Fashion & Festival Awards at the Cultural Centre on Saturday 10 September at 7pm.
  If the Awards Night is cancelled due to social distancing, we will advise you of the alternative arrangements.

Entry Fees

All open entries $15, Foundation Members $10, Youth entries free

 Art Entry Conditions

  1. Entries close on Friday the 19th of August.
  2. Artwork will be received at the Boonah and District Cultural Centre from 9am – 4pm Tuesday 30 August. Artwork outside this time cannot be accepted.
  3. Each work must be clearly marked on the back with name of the artist, title of work, category and selling price (if applicable).
  4. Each Work must be ready for hanging using D hangers or steel wire, except Youth Primary School where paper entries are accepted.
  5. Artwork must be collected from the Boonah Cultural Centre between 9am – 1pm on Tuesday 13 September or collected on the night of 10th September.  
  6. It is optional for artwork to be sold there is a 10% commission fee on all sales.
  7. People’s Choice Award – Raffle tickets will be sold during the exhibition.  Each ticket gets one entry into the People’s Choice Award.


The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival is about promoting the cultural heart of the community. It gives everyone an opportunity to display their talent in the art, writing, and fashion competitions, or on stage in lively and entertaining shows.


Get involved: onstage, backstage, social media, logistics, clerical, or general help. Make friends and contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the community. It’s lots of fun.

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