Frequently asked questions

Make sure you read the full Terms and conditions before submitting your entry.

Basil Sellers AM is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and all-round superhero.

Mr Sellers has been a supporter of the arts in Eurobodalla since 2004, providing foundational support in establishing Eurobodalla as the arts destination for the southeast region of NSW.

The winner of the Basil Sellers Art Prize will have their work acquired into his extensive private collection, which includes post-war Australian art and works by European modernists.

The Basil Sellers Art Prize is an acquisitive biennial award celebrating artistic excellence and supporting creative practitioners.

Offering a prize pool of over $30,000, the prize champions 2D artworks in the traditional mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking (unique state).

Finalists from across Australia are eligible for the $25,000 acquisitive award generously supported by Mr. Sellers.

The Eurobodalla Prize offers $5,000 in recognition of an outstanding local entry.

At the Bas, we believe art begets art. When you enter the Basil Sellers Art Prize you're not just submitting an artwork for consideration in the prize; you're investing in something bigger – a thriving and sustainable arts sector.

Your contribution enables us to employ artists, provide professional development opportunities, foster creative literacy, promote the arts as a viable career path, and engage in shaping innovative and resilient community members for the future.

For more specifics, take a look at our achievements and aspirations.

There is no theme for the Basil Sellers Art Prize, so you can hit us with your best work.

The winning artwork will be acquired by Mr Sellers for his private collection and Mr Sellers is a traditional gentleman.

The choice of these traditional mediums aligns with his specific areas of interest.

Go for it!

You may enter as many times as you like, but only one work can be selected for the finalist exhibition.


Creating art is time-consuming and costly, and we would never want to restrict artists from exhibiting their work wherever they can.

Yes, artworks should not exceed 180cm in either height or width or exceed 20kg.

For sure, as long as the whole work remains within the 180cm x 180cm size limit.

No, you don't have to. We understand that writing artwork statements can sometimes be onerous.

If you'd like to share a few words about your artwork with the selection panel, we have provided a space for that.

If you prefer to let your work speak for itself, that's completely fine too.

Should you be selected for the exhibition, we will ask for some personal insight into your work and creative practice for the catalogue at that time.

Take a breath – it’s probably something easy to fix.

Firstly, have you filled out all of the required fields?

  • Required fields are indicated by an asterisk: (*).

Check your image size. Is the image you are trying to upload too large?

  • Image files must be under 3MB and in JPEG format.

If you are unable to resize your image, you can upload another smaller image you have available and email us the correct image, which we can update for you.

Still can’t submit your form?

  • Give us a call Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4pm AEST on 02 4474 1061, and we will help troubleshoot your entry.

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

No problem. Send us an email to with your name and artwork title, along with the detail to be amended, and we will edit your entry for you.

Photographing art can be difficult, and since we only accept one image of your artwork, you want to make sure it’s a good one. We have put together a handy video for photographing artwork with tips and tricks for getting the best image of your work possible.

All entrants will be notified by email on Friday 18 October 2025.

We are working hard to provide courier assistance so that artists anywhere in Australia can participate without it costing them a fortune to get the work to us. Courier assistance will be coordinated with the selected artists.