There are plenty of art prizes & competitions coming up in 2008 - here is a small selection:
CCP 2008 Kodak Salon
Photography competition - entries close 29th February. Conditions, prizes, and entry forms are available at the Centre for Contemporary Photography website.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 08
Open to all Australian artists working in any 2D medium. The winner will receive $15 000 and a 4 week residency at Maleny. Entries close 30th March - details and entry forms available from the library (see the noticeboard on the first floor) or online.
Head On Portrait Prize 2008
Prize for digital photographic portraits - this one is very specific about format etc., so please read the terms and conditions carefully if you are thinking of entering. Instead of cash prizes, cameras, lenses, software and other photography-related goodies will be awarded. Check the website for full details. Entries close 28th March.
Swell Sculpture 2008
One for the sculptors - like Sculpture by the Sea, this is an outdoor sculpture festival in a coastal environment. Entry forms, terms and conditions available here or from the library. Closing date for entries is 1st April (hmmm, perhaps that will be a source of regret for the organisers...)
2008 Fletcher Jones art prize
$30 000 acquisitive painting prize, entries close 30th May. Application forms available here or from the library.