Entry Details

Entries for 2024


Entry 2024 – Open 22 March

Click HERE to view our Online Registration Form or our Offline Registration Form. 

Sections of Entry


Woollam                                                                                              $3000

Art on Show Award

All entries in all sections are eligible for this award. The winner is then precluded from winning a further section.

Local Artist Award                                                                             $1200

To be eligible for the Local Artist Award entrants must be a resident of at least three months duration, within the Mackay, Whitsunday or Isaac Regional Council regions Queensland. Entries in all sections are then eligible for this award.

Arts Patron Leonie Wood $   1200


Easel Painting Award

Mixed media, acrylic, oil, collage, print, canvas, masonite on non-paper based supports

Tempus Design Studio & Everyday Roofing and Plumbing $1,000  
MineMech Services $   350
TJ Picture Framing $   150


Daly Bay Works on Paper Award

Drawing, watercolor, pastel, collage, mixed media, printmaking on paper based supports

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal $ 1,000
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal $ 350
Queensland Crane Maintenance $ 150



7 Mackay Local News Miniature Award

Any subject, any medium. The artwork to be no larger than 13cmx18cm (or 234sq cm or 62cm when all dimensions are added together), excluding frames i.e. approximately 5″x7″ or 35sq in or 24″. Subject must be miniaturised as per ruling of International Miniaturist Societies

7 Network Local News $ 1,000
Life Design Homes $ 350
Signarama $ 150



North Jacklin Motor Group, Emergent Artist Award

Works by residents turning 17 in 2024 – 25 years are eligible, all 2D medium including painting, drawing, printaking, digital imagery & collage work. 3D medium are also eligible, and the maximum dimensions of works will not exceed 50cm High x 50cm Wide X 30cm Deep.

North Jacklin Motor Group  $ 500
 North Jacklin Motor Group  $ 250
North Jacklin Motor Group  $ 150


Keith’s Mean Machine Excavations,
Emergent Artist Arts Practice Award

$ 500

Awarded to the first prize winner of the Emergent Artist section, as a further incentive. The Arts Practice Award is to be utilised
for workshop and tuition fees, text books, travel expenses, or equipment required as part of the winner’s further studies.



Artists’ Book Award

Works in all media. Those Works exceeding  40cm High x 52cm Wide x 20cm Deep when fully opened may be discussed prior to
entry for final dimensions approval.

Artspace Mackay & CFT Security $ 1,000
Milton Picture Framers $ 350
TFH Hire Services $ 150


People’s Choice Award

Voted by exhibition patrons, and announced on our website and social media platforms on the 6 August 2024.

Woollam $ 250
Mackay Christian College $ 150


Prize winners (excluding People’s Choice Award) will be announced on the official Exhibition opening evening on Friday 2 August 2024.

Entry fee is $17.00 (incl GST) per artwork and is non-refundable. No more than two works per artist may be submitted. All artists are to be turning 17 years in 2024 or over. Payment may be made securely online or via a cheque/credit card information or cash, accompanied by a hard copy entry form.

All entries in all sections are eligible for the Woollam Art on Show Award. The winner is then precluded from winning any other section.

To be eligible for the Local Artist Award entrants must be a resident of at least three months duration, within the Mackay, Whitsunday or Isaac Regional Council regions Queensland. Entries in all sections are then eligible for this award.

To be eligible for the Artists’ Book Award entrants must submit images online or a CD rom containing up to 2 images of entered work, together with entry form and fee. Entry form must contain dimensions of Artists’ Book (fully opened). Dimensions of works exceeding, H40cm x W52cm x D20cm when fully opened, may be discussed prior to entry for final dimensions approval. Images must be less than 2mb each, saved as jpegs and able to be opened on PC format. (All CD`s will be retained by AOS).

Entry fee, together with completed entry form either (online or hard copy), must be received by Tuesday 25 June 2024. Late entries cannot be accepted.

Appropriately labeled artwork must be received by 4:00PM Friday 26 July 2024 for assessment by the preview panel.  All works will be exhibited unless notified.  Late entries cannot be accepted.

All works must be original unaided work of the entrant and created during the last 2 years prior to June 2024.

Workshop projects, commercially produced kits, designs etc, works that have won major awards are not eligible.

The Mackay Show Association reserves the right to reproduce entries for publicity, catalogue & archival purposes in association with the Awards.

The Mackay Show Association exercises all due care in exhibiting & handling entries, but works shall at all times remain at the risk of the entrant. No liability for any loss or damage: either in transit or while in custody of the Mackay Show Association will be accepted.

All entries must be suitably prepared for display with “D” rings & wire securely attached 10cm from top of frame for larger works & 5cm for smaller works. Artists’ Book must include installation instructions, and supply cradle/ rest or mount if required. Maximum dimensions of works (with the exception of Miniatures, Emergent Artist 3D and Artists’ Book – see the individual entry sections of this form) will not exceed 1 square metre, excluding frames. Final decisions for display lay with Art on Show management.

All entries must be for sale, no works to be removed during the exhibition. The Mackay Show Association will act as sales agents. All works sold will attract a 25% commission; GST where applicable will be added to the listed price of work at the time of sale. When possible, entrants will be promptly advised of sales. and must provide bank account details on entry application, for payment of sold works.

Arrangement & expenses pertaining to the delivery and collection of entries are the responsibility of the entrant. All works must be delivered to and collected from the Mackay Show Association office.

Return freight must be pre-paid. Consignment notes, pre-paid vouchers or postage stamps etc. must be enclosed with entry form All works must have the label included in this entry form, completed in full and attached to back of work for easy identification.

Entries must be adequately packed on arrival, in cardboard or bubble wrap, suitable for re use for return of works.

All entry forms & fees either (online or hard copy), by (12.00noon Tuesday 25 June 2024). All works by (4.00pm Friday 26 July 2024) should be addressed and delivered to: Art on Show Awards Mackay Show Association Showground Office, 24 Milton Street MACKAY QLD 4740. All works will be viewed by the judge and preview panel, and will be exhibited unless notified. The Judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered.

Collection of work, from the 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds, Tuesday 6 August 2024 from 9.00am – 5.00pm. No responsibility taken for unclaimed entries.

Entry Form available HERE or email artonshow@mackayshow.com.au to join our mailing list. Entry Form also available from these participating businesses below:

AOS 2024 Entry Form

Artspace Mackay
Jubilee Community Centre
Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Mackay Regional Libraries
Mackay Regional Council
Mackay Showground Office
TJ Picture Framing
Crossroad Arts
Milton Picture Framers
Mackay Art Society
Printbank Mackay
Cedar Gallery
Sarina Art Gallery
Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Centre
Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop
Whitsundays Picture Framing & Gallery (Cannonvale)




Banner Image:  Bernhardine Mueller, Woman with a Past (Detail)