Awards and Prizes

The 2020 Plein Air Down Under Festival has over $8000 in prizes and awards spread over 6 categories.

Youth Awards

Young artists are invited to take part in all aspects of the festival, with awards presented in the following categories:

  • Quick Draw under 13
  • Quick Draw aged 13 – 18
  • Youth Award under 13
  • Youth Award aged 13 – 18

Image: Xanthe Turner, Youth Award Winner 2019

General Awards

Presented at the Judge’s Invitational Exhibition at 2.00 pm 4 October, Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

  • $2,500 Professional Category, presented by the City of Mandurah
  • $1,000 Non-professional Category, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head
  • $500 People’s Choice Award, presented by Mandurah Holiday Rentals
  • $50 Youth Award under 13, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head
  • $100 Youth Award aged 13 – 18, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head

Quick Draw Awards

Presented at 4.30 pm Saturday 26 September, Mandurah foreshore near TODS Café

  • $500 in products, Best Oil Painting, presented by Michael Harding Paints & Leon Holmes Products
  • $500 Best Watercolour Painting, presented by the Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park
  • $500 Best Painting (other than oil or watercolour) presented by the Peel Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • $200 Highly Commended, presented by Silver Sands Resort
  • $200 Highly Commended, presented by Catch 22 Tapas & Cocktail Lounge
  • $200 Highly Commended, presented by Diverse Glazing Group
  • $50 in art supplies, Youth Award under 13, presented by Jacksons Drawing Supplies
  • $100 in art supplies, Youth Award aged 13 – 18, presented by Jacksons Drawing Supplies

Pinjarra Awards

Presented at 4.00pm Sunday 27 September, Pinjarra Town Square

  • $500 Pinjarra Award, presented by Pinjarra Connect.
  • Prize Draws:  Receive a ticket for every painting done as part of the Pinjarra Heritage Trail.
  • Prizes include:  Jarra Infusion meal vouchers, art supplies, wine and more…

Virtual Paint Out presented by Senior Art Supplies

Prizes drawn at 3.00pm Sunday 4 October, Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

  • $1000 in total art supply vouchers: 10 winners at $100 each

Silver Chain Award

Presented at the Silver Chain Painting Area

  • Silver Chain Trophy