Sculpture By the Bay Sponsors generously contribute awards for the best sculptures in each category as follows.
$10,000 Dianne Laurance Sculpture Award
Judged on its craftsmanship and creativity.
$10,000 City of Busselton Acquisitive Award
Judged on the criteria set out by the The City of Busselton, to suit the location of the Dunsborough Sculpture Trail.
$1,000 Happs Wines Emerging Artist Award
For a work by an artist who has not previously exhibited their work publicly in a competitive exhibition. Sponsors’ discretion to split the award.
$2,000 Braeco Sales DarnArt Recycling Award
Judged as a work of sculptural merit constructed from more than 60% by volume recycled material. Sponsors’ discretion to split the award.
$2,000 Christian Fletcher Environmental Award
Judged on the strength of its environmental message.
$1,500 CapeCare Living Well Award
Judged on its durability and safety as a public artwork.
$500 Dianne Laurance Artists of the Future Award
$500 JMW Real Estate People’s Choice Award
For a work judged by the Public to be the most popular piece of the exhibition, awarded on the final day of the exhibition.
A $50 gift voucher will also be presented to a member of the public named on a randomly drawn voting slip.
$500 Nature’s Atelier Children’s Choice Award
For a work judged by children aged 16 or under, to be the most popular piece of the exhibition, awarded on the final day of the exhibition.
One each $25 gift voucher will also be presented to 2 individual children named on two randomly drawn voting slips.
Sculpture by the Bay Exhibition is held on the March Long Weekend
The vision of Sculpture By The Bay is to be inclusive, to encourage more and more people to express themselves through sculptural works that are relatable, tell a story, and are accessible to those that appreciate the art.
The objective is to; foster interest in Public artwork, to provide a venue for artists of outdoor works to exhibit, and in particular, to develop a Sculpture Trail within the Dunsborough area.
Entries open 1st Sept 2021 and close 30 Nov 2021