is open for entry.


Capturing the world's best images........

The Macquarie Photography Prize (MPP) is a global photography competition that has sections for pure photographs and a section for enhanced/altered photographs.

For further information go to the MACQUARIE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE home page.





Finding the words that matter....... 

The Cowley Literary Award is an annual global short story competition which commenced January 2013.
Comprising two sections, fiction and non-fiction, the Cowley Literary Award will have no subject theme.It is for writers to decide their subject. Your ideas. Your sources. We just want quality stories

For more information please check the COWLEY LITERARY AWARD home page.

Searching for the next great song....... 

My Song Award is for Australian Singer Songwriters.

With concerts held each year, the inaugural My Song Award was in 2013.

For more information please check the MY SONG AWARD home page.



The finest in short films....... 

This award is a global competition for short films. The inaugural My Video Award commenced in January 2013.  Films can be either live action captured as it unfolds, animated, CGI or scripted & staged stories - we don't mind.  Your ideas. Your sources. Your themes. Anything goes. We simply want high quality films.

For more information please check the MY VIDEO AWARD home page.





The very best in Realism....... 

The Mortimore Art  Prize is a Realism art competition. With sections for  Landscape, Waterscape, Still Life, Figurative, Smalls, Drawing and Surrealism, the Mortimore Prize covers all the Realism genres.

The Mortimore Prize is open to any artist from any country. 

For further information go to the MORTIMORE ART PRIZE home page




Art of the noble Thoroughbred........ 

The Inglis Equine Art Prize is for art depicting thoroughbred racehorses.

Coordinated by Mike Coward from Australian Art Sales in partnership with William Inglis & Son, Australia's premier thoroughbred racehorse auctioneers, this prestigious international competition is open to any artist from any country. 

For further information go to the INGLIS EQUINE ART PRIZE home page. 




The 30 Realists are a group of multi award winning painters, illustrators and sculptors who exhibit regularly in combined shows at venues around Australia.

Included are 6 Mortimore Prize winners - Ross Harvey, Peter Smeeth, Neil Taylor, Di King, Barry McCann and Tricia Reust, dual Archibald People's Choice winner Evert Ploeg, 2010 Archibald Packers Prize winner Nafisa Naomi, dual Camberwell winner Kasey Sealy and many other accomplished artists and emerging stars.
Recent inclusions to The 30 Realists are Janelle Fisher, Graham Cox, Steve Harris, Greg Coates and Guy Troughton.

For further information go to the 30 REALISTS home page.


  1. Australian Art Sales February 2013 Mike Coward 01-Feb-2013
  2. 2012 Mortimore Art Prize Mike Coward 01-Nov-2012