Kids aged up to 13 years

Key dates

Entries can be submitted until Sunday 21 July 2024

Online exhibition opens on Sunday 4 August 2024 on this website.

Instructions and conditions

Can be vertical or horizontal.

Any art materials or combination of art materials may be used, and the artwork can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

The artwork must be photographed and submitted as a digital file saved as a JPG no larger than 5 megabytes in file size.

Fill in and submit the entry form online ensuring that a parent or legal guardian has signed permission for entry.

Exhibition and selection

Start Art Prize works of art will be exhibited on the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Start Art Prize website.

The Start Art Prize entries will be judged by an AGSA curator. Two winners will be awarded prizes from each age category.

The curator’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please keep any physical copies of the finished artwork – you may be contacted regarding future AGSA projects.

Here are some top tips for photographing artworks:

Place the artwork on or against a white paper or neutral background.

Photograph it in an area where there is plenty of natural light. Soft, diffused light is better than direct sunlight.

Make sure your artwork is in focus.

Terms and conditions

Entry is open internationally to kids aged up to 13 years.

The artwork submitted must be the original work of the entrant themselves and not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party. This means you must not copy an artwork or photograph created by another person or an image from another source such as the internet or a print publication.

Artworks that are deemed not to belong to or be created by the entrant will NOT be eligible.

Artwork containing photography of kids is not permitted.

Licensing the artwork: Entrants grant the Gallery non-exclusive rights to reproduce their artwork in material form, to photograph, publish and/or communicate it to the public for the following project-related purposes, and anything incidental to such purposes, by the Gallery, its program partners and sponsors (including the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation): marketing, publicity, educational and publication uses for the Gallery, the competition and its exhibition in all media, including but not limited to electronic/digital, broadcasting and print media in perpetuity.

As presenting partner of the Start at the Gallery program and Start Art Prize, the licensing permission extends to the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, who may wish to reproduce artworks via their communication channels.

Permission to reproduce the work must be conveyed by the entrant to any purchaser of the work. Where reasonable, the Gallery will attribute the artists as the author of the work and reproduce the work in full.

Details of the work may be used at the Gallery’s discretion.

Entrants will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

Entrants will be added to Art Gallery of South Australia's enews.