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Melt Portrait Prize

2018_MELT_PotraitPrize_CallOut_Image Credit_2017 Melt Portrait Prize winner_Lesley Turnbull

Now in its third year, the MELT Portrait Prize is an opportunity for visual artists across the globe to celebrate their heroes in the LGBTI+ Community.

During MELT a selection of shortlisted artworks submitted by artists from Brisbane and beyond will be exhibited in the annual MELT Portrait Prize, with the overall winner to be announced during the Festival and will receive $1000 in prize money.

Submissions close Mon 26 Mar 2018 (originally 19 Mar, extended)

The subject of your portrait must be a member of the global LGBTI+ community – you as the artist do not necessarily have to identify as LGBTI+. All mediums that can be hung are encouraged.

There are two cash prizes this year– $1000 for the adjudicator’s choice, and $1000 for the People’s Choice Awards (voted via Facebook).

Once you have completed your artwork, submit here using the below form.

Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.

Terms and conditions

Short listed entries will be included in the MELT Portrait Prize exhibition, hung in Brisbane Powerhouse from approximately 14 May – 25 June during the MELT Festival. Please provide the height x width of the submission– artworks greater than A0 won’t be accepted. Submitting an entry means you confirm that the artwork is an original work created by yourself. It is also confirmation that the subject has agreed upon their artistic portrayal in your work. Entries need to be received by Mon 26 Mar, 2018. Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.

For any enquiries, please email: [email protected]

Image Credit: 2017 Melt Portrait Prize winner, Lesley Turnbull

Melt Portrait Prize Submission form

  • Height x width. Artworks greater than A0 won't be accepted.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf.
    Please send through a high resolution image of your chosen artwork. Artworks to be picture medium.