Little Sellers Art Prize

The Little Sellers Art Prize is an annual competition for aspiring local artists aged 5 to 18. Established in 2016 as a satellite event for the prestigious $20,000 biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize, Little Sellers Art Prize provides an authentic exhibition experience for emerging artists in Eurobodalla.

Each year entrants are asked to create an artwork reflecting a theme, participants are encouraged to interpret the theme creatively in a way that is meaningful to them. The theme for 2021 is Hands, Head, Heart.

The Little Sellers Art Prize is supported by Mr. Basil Sellers AM and Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts, Youth and Children’s Services teams.

There are four age categories:

  • ages 5 – 8
  • ages 9 – 12
  • ages 13 – 15
  • ages 16 – 18

The winner for each category will receive a $50 voucher to art supply store Amanda’s of Mogo, and runners-up will receive $30 vouchers. The overall winner of the Little Sellers Art Prize, chosen from the four category winners, will receive $200 from art collector, patron and philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM.

In addition, finalists will be in the running to win:

  • The Eurobodalla Children’s Award (5-12 years) of $75 judged by Coordinator Children’s Services, Louise Hatton
  • The Eurobodalla Youth Award (13-18 years) of $75 judged by Community Development and Youth Coordinator, Zoe Morgan

2021 key dates

  • Entries opened: 8.30am, Monday 15 March 2021
  • Entries closed: 4.30pm, Friday 25 June 2021
  • Judging period: 1–9 July 2021
  • Finalists notified by: 30 July 2021
  • Winners announced: 10am, Thursday 19 August 2021 on the website
  • Exhibition dates: Saturday 14-22 August 2021

The three major prize winner’s artwork will be acquired by Council and form part of the permanent collection.

2021 winners announced Thursday 19 August

2020 winners announcement


Bas kids

Bas kids is a resource for children to develop their artistic skills and to get creative at home or in the classroom.
Get inspired by our creative videos that provide ideas and an introduction to a variety of creative techniques.

Ink blots

Ink blots have been used to explore our personalities. Now you can use them to express your personality. What pictures can you see in the blot?

Wax resists

Try this simple technique to create lovely artworks.

Mask making

Make cool masks with simple materials you have around the house.

Eco dyes

Simple eco-dye techniques are fun and easy to do. Make beautiful wearable art on fabric using things from around the house.

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.