The Gallipoli Art Prize 2019

Opportunity details We believe that within the community there exists an obligation for all to preserve the special qualities of loyalty, respect, love of country, courage and comradeship which were personified by the heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign and bequeathed to all humanity as a foundation for perpetual peace and universal freedom.

What is on offer?

Works to be delivered on March 10, 11, 12 or 13, 2019 for judging.

Australian (and other eligible) artists are invited to enter one piece of original work in oil, acrylic, water colour or mixed medium for the acquisitive $20,000 Gallipoli Art Prize.

Dear Artists, as some of you are aware The Gallipoli Memorial Club has closed for redevelopment, but the Art Prize Competition will continue.

The venue for the 2019 Art Competition will be the Harbour View Hotel, 18 Lower Fort Street, Dawes Point Sydney NSW

Download the Application Form: 2019 Art Prize application form

The concept of conducting art prize competitions in both Australia and Turkey to commemorate the legacy of those heroes who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 was conceived in 2004 and developed during 2004-2005.

The first official announcement of this project was made on 15 April 2005 by the then Prime Minister of Australia, the Honorable John Howard MP, of the intention to conduct the art prize competitions in Australia and Turkey.

The project has achieved over a decade of successful competition due to the wonderful support from:

Artists in Australia, New Zealand and Turkey; and Governments and Communities in Australia and Turkey.

For information relating to the Canakkale Art prize competition in Turkey, visit website

For more information and to view past-years’ winners, visit

The winner of the Gallipoli Art Prize 2018. Steve Lopes “Mont St Quentin” Oil on canvas – 140cm x 160cm

Who is the opportunity for? Each competitor must either have been born in Australia, New Zealand or Turkey or hold Australian, New Zealand or Turkish citizenship.

Who is providing the opportunity? Gallipoli memorial Club

What is the closing date or deadline? 4:00 pm 13 March 2019

How much does it cost? See application for details

The Gallipoli Art Prize 2019