14th Solar Art Prize

Caring For Our Planet

Entry form and conditions

Due date for entries is 10 February 2023

Theme

Climate change, nature and the environment; expressed through landscapes, seascapes, wild fauna or flora or environmentally aware people or thought-provoking images.

All mediums accepted

Non-acquisitive

All works must be for sale

All work must be the original creation of the artist.  Copies and assisted works are unacceptable.

Prizes at judges’ discretion. Selection and Judging is anonymous by independent judges on merit and relevance – their decision is final.

Finalists will be notified of selection before 3 March 2023. Finalists then send the work of art for display and final judging.

Finalists to be exhibited in The Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery
Institute Building, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
25 March 2023 – 23 April 2023

Prizes

Winners receive Natural Technology Systems, Prospect vouchers for Solar Q Cell Panels/solar hot water/battery/refrigerator (low power)/ composting toilet /or solar pool pump – All fully installed.

Prizes are transferable to family or friends in South Australia.

Total prizes awarded to the value of $60,000.

Overall Prize

$9,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $500 cash

Plus 1 year RSASA membership

Second Overall Prize

$6,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $500 cash

NATURAL TECHNOLOGY PRIZE

Wild nature. Beauty of the natural environment.

$5,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect

Section Prizes

Section 1 Climate Change

Section 1A

Climate Change – results and causes

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Section 1B

Satire/caricatures expressing people’s irresponsibility

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Section 2 People who help the environment

Section 2A

People in action who help the environment

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Section 2B

Portraits of local people who take responsible action for combatting climate change – taken from life, not accessed through the internet

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Section 3 Natural Environment

Section 3A

Endangered or threatened fauna or flora

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Section 3B

Landscape or seascape or underwater world

$4,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Material prizes at judges’ discretion

oil / acrylic / encaustic / mixed media / works on paper – water colour / pastel / printmaking and drawing / photography / videos / installations / textiles / tapestry / sculpture / 3D / recycled materials / illustrated books / jewellery and others

Material prize 1

$3,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Material prize 2

$3,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

The Hangers’ Choice

$3,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prize

$3,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

People’s Choice

$3,000 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $50 cash

Merit Prizes at judges’ discretion

Merit Prize 1

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 2

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 3

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 4

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 5

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 6

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 7

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 8

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 9

$100 Metro ticket

Merit Prize 10

$100 Metro ticket

How to enter

Entry fees

Entry fees according to size including frame & stands:
$5 discount for RSASA MEMBERS


$10 – less than an A4 (60square cm) 2D or 3D base
$20 – average size – less than 1 square metre 2D & 3D base

$35 – large size- 1-2 square metres
$50 – very large size – 2-6 square metres


Weight limit 75kg for all 3D: it must safely stand alone

Selection will be by hard copy photo

Submit

  1. completed entry form
  2. entry fee
  3. high quality photo of the work of art, A4 size
    1. labelled on the back with name and title for selection and publicity
      1. titles must be less than 7 words
      2. optional statement describing the relevance of the subject, less than 25 words
      3. a jpg file may be emailed in place of a photo at the cost of an additional $5 to allow for processing into a hard copy image to be used in selection of the finalists. This should be emailed to solarartprize@gmail.com.
  4. post to PO Box 721 North Adelaide SA 5006 by 10 February 2023

How to Pay

Post cheque or postal order made out to ‘Solar Art Prize’ to Solar Art Prize PO Box 721 North Adelaide SA 5006

OR

Pay in cash at the front RSASA desk on the first floor of the Institute Building on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue

Email entries are not accepted.

Credit card & bank transfers are not accepted.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Sales

Sales of works will be at the artist’s nominated price.

A 30% commission will be retained by the RSASA.

Diptychs or triptychs will only be sold as one piece.

Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

14th Solar Art Prize entry form