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In 1987, artist Jack Kilgour bequeathed funds for the creation of a major figurative and portrait art competition to be run in perpetuity at Newcastle Art Gallery. Today, the KILGOUR PRIZE is one of Australia’s major art prizes, and awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art as determined by a panel of three judges, and $5,000 for the People’s Choice Award, as determined by votes from the public.

Important dates for 2021:
Entries open: Monday 1 March 2021
Entries close: Sunday 30 May 2021 (12.00am midnight AEST)
Finalists announced: Friday 16 July 2021
Opening and winner’s announcement: Friday 13 August 2021
Exhibition dates: 14 August – 31 October 2021