2021 Awards and Prizes

The 2021 Plein Air Down Under Festival has over $8000 in prizes and awards spread over multiple categories.

Major Awards

Major Awards

Presented at the Plein Air Down Under Exhibition at 2.30 pm on Monday 27 September

$2,500 Open Acquisitional, presented by the City of Mandurah

$1,000 Non-professional Category, presented by West Australian Society of Arts

$500 RFDS People’s Choice Award, presented by the Royal Flying Doctor Service

$500 Peel Region Award, presented by the Peel Development Commission

$500 Pinjarra Award, presented by the Shire of Murray & Pinjarra Connect

$200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Silver Sands Resort

$200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Catch 22 Tapas & Cocktail Lounge

$200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Diverse Glazing Group

$50 Youth Award under 13, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head

$150 Youth Award aged 13 – 18, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head


Chocolate Wheel Prizes

Presented at 6 pm Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September

Multiple Prize Draws:  Receive a ticket for every painting done on Saturday and Sunday

Quick Draw Awards

Presented at 12.30 pm Monday 27 September, outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

$500 in products, Best Oil Painting, presented by Michael Harding Paints & Leon Holmes Products

$500 Best Watercolour Painting, presented by the Watercolour Society of WA

$500 Best Pastel, presented by Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

$500 Best Painting (other mediums) presented by the Peel Chamber of Commerce & Industry

$50 Youth Award under 13, sponsored by Bust-a-Burpee

$150 Youth Award aged 13 – 18, sponsored by Bust-a-Burpee