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Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize Eligibility

Applications for the 2023 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize are now closed.

Thanks to all that applied to the 2023 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize. We now have the tough task of picking the finalists, to be announced in January 2023.

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Applicants must be:

A ceramics artist

An Australian citizen or permanent resident

Not already holding another scholarship

Judging Criteria


Is your project an original idea?


Does your project show insight and imagination?


Does your project have a defined aesthetic appeal?


How does your project integrate and illustrate skilled craftsmanship?


How does this project consider the environment?

Community focus

Does your project represent or speak to a particular community?

Functional or Art

What category does your work fit in? We welcome all expressions of creativity.


Entries open — 8 August 2022

Entries close — 30 November 2022

Finalists/shortlist announced — January 2023

Winner announced — February 2023