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Palliative Care Australia 2021 Art Competition Terms and Conditions


1. This competition is promoted by Palliative Care Australia limited (ABN: 85 363 187 904). Office: 113 Canberra Avenue, Griffith ACT 2603. Postal Address: PO Box 124, Fyshwick. Phone: 02 6232 0700. Email:

2. The theme of the art competition is ‘Live as well as possible, as long as possible ‘.

3. The competition will open at 10:00am AEST on Wednesday, 30 June 2021. The competition will close at 11:59pm AEST on Wednesday, 25 August 2021. Entries received outside of this time will not be considered.

4. Entrants must agree with the Terms and Conditions at the time of entry.

5. Entry is open to all Australian residents. Entrants aged under 18 years must seek parental/guardian permission before submitting their entry. By entering, Palliative Care Australia assumes parental/guardian permission has been sought and the parent/guardian

agrees with the Terms and Conditions set forth in this document.

6. The entrant affirms that the submission (and any part thereof) is their own work and they own the copyright to their artwork.

7. There is a total prize pool of $2,500.00 and 6 awards on offer in the 2021 competition:

Major Prizes:
a. Overall winners Award – ($1,000.00 AUD prize money) as voted by the judging panel.
b. People’s Choice Award – ($500.00 AUD prize money) as voted by the public via
c. First Nations Artist Award – ($500.00 AUD prize money) as voted by the judging panel.

Minor Prizes:
d. Young Artist Award – ($250.00 AUD prize money) as voted by the judging panel.
e. Emerging Artist Award – ($250.00 AUD prize money) as voted by the judging panel.
f. PCA Award – non-monetary prize. The winner of this prize will feature on marketing and promotional materials.

8. Palliative Care Australia will accept the following mediums:
a. Painting
b. Digital image
c. Drawing
d. Photograph
e. Object

9. Entrants must provide the following with their entry:
a. Full name
b. Over/under 18 (to determine Young Artist award)
c. Art experience (to determine Emerging Artist award)
d. Email address
e. State of residence and postcode
f. Medium
g. Description (max 100 words stating how the artwork relates to the theme)
h. A high-resolution image of the artwork (the artwork will be judged on this photo)

10. All artworks will be displayed in an online gallery available at

11. Individual entrants are limited to a maximum of three (3) entries in the competition. Additional entries beyond this number will be disqualified from consideration for any of the prize categories.

12. PCA will elect a panel of external judges who will judge all competition entries. Entries will be judged on the photo of the artwork and the maximum 100-word description of how the artwork relates to the theme.

13. Judges scores will be used to determine:
a. The Overall Winner
b. The Emerging Artist Award
c. The Young Artist Award
d. First Nations Artist Award

14. Only one winner may be named for each of the judged award categories. In the event of a tie, judges will convene a teleconference to determine a single winner. The judges’ decision is final.

15. The Australian public will vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’. The artwork with the highest number of valid votes will be deemed the winner.

16. PCA staff will determine the PCA award winner.

17. In the event of a tie between two artworks in the ‘People’s Choice’ awards, prize money will be split evenly between the entrants. In the event of a tie between three or more artworks, the panel of judges will determine the winner/s.

18. All entries are eligible for the overall prize, however an artwork may only be selected as the winner of a single prize category. In the event an artwork is selected for multiple prizes, the highest prize will be awarded, with the runner up selected in the secondary prize category.

19. During the entry process, artists will be asked to identify their level of experience as an artist, between “Professional Artist”, “Amateur Artist” or “First Timer”. This is for the purpose of selecting the ‘Emerging Artist’ award. This distinction is intended to support the recognition of new and aspiring artists, allowing them a fair and equal opportunity to be considered on their own merits and not against their more experienced peers. Entrants are encouraged to be honest in their assessment of their experience as an artist.
a. Professional Artists are those who engage in art as their primary source of income or have a significant amount of experience with art competitions.
b. An artist who identifies as an ‘Amateur Artist’ may engage in their art as a hobby or part time interest, but not as a primary source of income. Additionally, they will not have entered an art competition on more than three (3) occasions previously.
c. A ‘First Timer’ will not have entered an art competition previously.

20. Artist will also be asked to indicate if they identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. This information will be used to determine the ‘First Nations Artist Award’. This award aims to recognise and celebrate the rich history, and exceptional skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Only those who select “Yes” on this question may be considered for this award. All information will be held in accordance with PCA’s privacy and confidentiality policy and will not be used for any purposes outside of this art competition.

21. Artists will also be asked to identify if they are under or over 18, in order to determine the winner of the ‘Young Artist Award’. This category seeks to encourage entries from artists under the age of 18, by allowing them a fair and equal opportunity to be considered on their own merits and not against their more experienced peers.

22. All entries will be reviewed prior to publication in the online gallery. Palliative Care Australia reserves the right to remove any entry that does not comply with the Terms and Conditions.

23. As the competition is open to people of all ages and hosted online any artworks that are deemed offensive, violent, derogatory or racist, or those featuring full-frontal nudity will be disqualified.

24. The winner/s will be publicly announced via PCA social media channels, eNews and competition website. Further information about awards will be published via the above communication channels.

People’s Choice Award:

25. All entries will be eligible for ‘People’s Choice Award’ which will be voted by the public via

26. Voting opens at 10:00am AEST on Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Voting will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. Votes received outside this time will not be accepted.

27. Voters must provide their name and a valid email address.

28. You can vote once per piece of artwork. However, you can vote on as many artworks as you choose.

Privacy and publicity:

29. Palliative Care Australia will collect, manage, use and disclose personal information in accordance with all relevant legislation and standards as per the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Palliative Care Australia will not sell any part of information collected or posted as part of the art competition and exhibition, nor will we disclose it to any outside organisation unless approved by you or as authorised under law. Palliative Care Australia will take reasonable steps to securely store your information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access.

30. Entries may be promoted by Palliative Care Australia on their website and social media platforms, and in their weekly newsletter. By entering, entrants give permission for Palliative Care Australia to promote their entry and name on the PCA and Dying to Talk websites , social media and other platforms at the discretion of Palliative Care Australia.

31. By submitting your entry to the PCA Art competition, you authorise PCA to use the art for resources and other promotional material.

32. Palliative Care Australia may ask the winners of the competition to participate in media interviews and promotion of the award.

33. This competition is no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform where promotional material may be shared.

34. Please contact Palliative Care Australia on 02 6232 0700 or email for further information.

Palliative Care Australia’s Privacy Policy can be found here.


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