Frequently Asked Questions

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How often does the KILGOUR PRIZE run?

The KILGOUR PRIZE currently runs annually. To stay informed throughout the year, sign up to our e-news  or add 'the KILGOUR PRIZE' to your preferences if you are already signed up. 

Who can apply?

You must be an Australian citizen or have been a resident for more than 12 months. Employees of Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Art Gallery, the judges and members of their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

How much can you win?

The KILGOUR PRIZE awards $50,000 every year, and a further $5,000 for the People's Choice award.

Is it acquisitive?

The KILGOUR PRIZE is currently non acquisitive, so you can enter works that have already been sold or sell the work you have submitted to the prize; so long as the work's sale or ownership does not affect its ability to be on display for the required time should it be selected as a finalist.

Can I enter more than one work of art?

You may only enter one work of art each year, but we welcome past entrants, finalists and winners to re-enter every year.

How can I apply?

Entries can be made online, using our online application form  or you can download the PDF   and submit your entry either in person at the Gallery Shop or through the mail.

Who was Jack Kilgour?

Jack Noel Kilgour was an artist and a philanthropist. Learn more about him on the About Jack Kilgour page  

Who are the judges?

The KILGOUR PRIZE is judged by the Manager of Newcastle Art Gallery alongside two guest judges. The guests are different every year, visit the History of the Kilgour Prize page  to find a record of all past judges.

I'm having trouble with the online form, who can help me?

2017 is the first year we have run the KILGOUR PRIZE using an online form, and we appreciate your feedback if you are having problems. If you would prefer, you can download the hardcopy version   of this form, and submit your application through the mail.

If you would still like to use the online form but need some help, please email us here  and provide us your phone contact details so we can get in contact with you. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 2 working days.