Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next call for entries?

  • The call for entries for the 2022 BAAP is open 11 October 2021 to 11 February 2022

My form won’t be accepted, why?

  • Have you filled out all of the required fields? Required fields are indicated by an asterisk: *

  • Is the image that you are trying to upload too large? Image files must be 2MB or less and in JPEG format (file extensions .jpg or .jpeg are acceptable). If you are unable to resize your image to a smaller size, you can upload another small file image that you have available and email us the correct image which we can update for you.

Can I enter a watercolour or gouache on paper?

  • No, unfortunately works on paper (watercolour or gouache on paper) are ineligible.

Can I enter an oil on paper?

  • No, unfortunately works on paper are ineligible.

Can I enter a painting that has been exhibited in another art prize?

  • No, works that have been exhibited in a previous award or prize are ineligible.

Is there a theme?

  • No there is not. You can enter a work of any theme.

Is there a minimum or maximum size for the artworks?

  • No there are no size restrictions. Works must be able to be lifted safely by 2 people.

Can I submit a multi-panelled painting?

  • Yes, a multi-panelled painting can be eligible for the prize. Please indicate in the Dimensions field of the Entry Form the overall size of the work as well as each individual panel.

If I submit a multi-panelled painting, do I need to pay an Entry Fee for each panel?

  • No, if a single artwork consist of more than one panel (such as a triptych), it will only attract one Entry fee.

I’m not from Bayside, can I still enter the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize?

  • Yes you can. The Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is open to citizens or permanent residents (at least 12 months) of Australia over 18 years of age. However, if you demonstrate a link to Bayside, in addition to the major Acquisitive Art Prize, you can also enter the Local Art Prize. A demonstrated connection is considered to be an artist who has lived, worked or studied in Bayside or the work entered into the prize is of local subject matter. See Terms and Conditions no.2.

Is there a restriction with the number of works I can enter?

  • No there is not. You can enter 5 works on one form, however if you want to enter more than that, then you can simply fill out a second online entry form. Entry fee is per artwork.

How do I know if I have filled out the form successfully?

  • Once your form has been submitted online, you will automatically receive an email confirming your entry form.

I made a mistake on my entry form, how do I update this?

How will I find out if my application has been successful?

  • All applicants (successful or not) will be notified by 18 March 2022 via email. If you have not received an email from us by this date, please check your junk mail box in case it has been diverted there or contact Bayside Gallery. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a letter to the postal address provided.