Portrait of a Senior Territorian 2018

Key Dates

  • Deadline for entry forms: 3 September 2018
  • Deadline for submission of work: 21 September 2018
  • Exhibition: 12-19 October 2018 
    • The Exhibition will be open to the public in the Main Hall of Parliament House daily from 9am to 4pm until 19 October.
  • Awards winners announced: 12 October 2018
  • People’s Choice winner announced: 22 October 2018

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and exhibition recognises outstanding Territory artists and celebrates the significant achievements and contributions by senior Territorians to our community.

The Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award originally commenced as a one off event to celebrate the International Year of the Older Person in 1999 with support from the Northern Territory Government and the Moran Arts Foundation who host the prestigious $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. The Award and exhibition has been held annually since 1999 and recognises outstanding achievement by Territory artists encouraging Territory wide interest and participation.

In 2018, the Award and exhibition celebrates 40 years of Self Government.

The exhibition will be hosted in the Main Hall at Parliament House from 12-19 October 2018. The Award and exhibition will be opened on Friday 12 October 2018 along with the announcement of the prize winners, chosen by an esteemed panel of judges.

  • First prize $7,000 Acquisition Award,
  • Second prize $2,000, and
  • Third prize $500.

The People’s Choice Prize of $1000 is determined by public votes submitted across the exhibition period and announced at the close of the exhibition.

Who can enter

The Award is open to artists aged 17 years and over who are residents of the Northern Territory.

Collaborative works are acceptable provided the name of each collaborating artist is clearly stated on the entry form.

How to enter

Step 1

  1. Read the Terms and Conditions
  2. Download an entry form here in either word (287.0 kb) or as a pdf (692.1 kb)

Step 2

Complete your entry form and email to poast.award@nt.gov.au by 3 September 2018.

Send an image of your artwork to poast.award@nt.gov.au


Complete your entry form and post to: PoAST Award GPO Box 1448 DARWIN NT 0801.

Send an image of your artwork to poast.award@nt.gov.au

Step 3
If your artwork is selected to be included in the award you will be notified by the 10 September. All selected artworks are to be delivered to Arts NT by 4pm on the 21 September 2018 to level 1, 9 Cavenagh Street Darwin.

More information

To find out more call 1800 678 237 or email poast.award@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 10 May 2019