Young Artist Awards

The Young Artist Awards aims to showcase and celebrate emerging young artists through a professional exhibition.

Connecting the community with up-and-coming young creatives, the City will exhibit the young artist works at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda.

2023 Theme: Medley of You
The theme emphasizes the importance of individuality and self-expression as a means of exploring one's identity. It encourages young people in Kalamunda to showcase their unique qualities and how they contribute to the community as a whole. The theme can be interpreted in a literal or abstract manner, with the main focus being on highlighting the diversity and unity within the Kalamunda community.

Prizes available in the following four (5) categories: Emerging Artist Award (Best Overall Piece) | Best Piece (16-25) | Highly Commended (16-25) | Best Piece (11 - 15)| Highly Commended (11-15) |
Applications open: Friday, 2 June 2023 @ 9am | Applications Close: Sunday, 6 August 2023 @ 8pm

Key Dates
Categories, Prizes & Judging
Awards Announcement & Exhibition Opening Night
Workshop: Preparing for an Exhibition
Terms and Conditions

2023 Young Artist Awards Application

Applications open:  Friday, 2 June 2023 @ 9am | Applications Close: Sunday, 6 August 2023 @ 8pm

Things to know before submitting:

  • If you are aged between 11 and 25 years and live, work, volunteer or study in the City of Kalamunda.
  • Incorporation of the theme ‘A Medley of You’
  • Complies with 2023 Terms & Conditions
  • Some use of arts practices: Line, shape, forms, space, colour, texturecontrast, rhythm, proportion, balance, unity, emphasis, movement, variety
  • Application includes an Artist Statement to explain your work and connection to the 2023 theme - 'Medley of You'.  
2023 Theme: Medley of You

Personal Details







Attach a copy of your artwork*

(required) Artwork must be an image (jpg, jpeg, png,) or PDF file. Please ensure the image shows the entire art piece and is of good quality and light. Images should be: • High quality image (300dpi) • Avoid including any background like walls • Remove works from glass frames if applicable to avoid reflections/flash • Maximum size permitted - 10MB


Select your artwork medium:*
Select your chosen category:*

(required) Width x Height (in millimeters) | 2D works are not to exceed 1100mm x 1100mm | 3D works are not to exceed 1m square or weigh more than 25kg.

Will your artwork be for sale?

(required) Explain your work and connection to the theme.

Parent / Guardian Details

If you are under 18 years, please can you provide contact details for a parent / guardian. These will be used in case of an emergency and where required to ensure consent and permissions is provided.


I declare I'm aged between 11 and 25 years and live, work, volunteer or study in the City of Kalamunda*

All applicants are required to have read, understood and agree to the Young Artist Awards 2023 – ‘Medley of You’ terms and conditions.

I have read, understood and accept the terms and conditions of this competition.*

* - mandatory fields

Please email our Youth Team for any further queries or information via

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