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Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize Eligibility

Applications for the 2021 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize have now closed.

The Prize is open to students entering their final year of a tertiary or vocational degree offering Ceramics as an elective, and will be awarded based on an original ceramic project the student enters. A cash sum of $10,000 will be awarded to the winner of the Prize, which is intended to support the recipient’s living, creative and study expenses.


Applicants must be:

— Enrolled in Higher or Vocational Education which offers Ceramics as either an elective OR major

— This prize has been created to assist students in their final year – your intended final year must be 2022 (Masters, BA or Diploma)

— An Australian citizen or permanent resident

— Not already holding another scholarship

— In genuine financial need

Judging Criteria

Originality —

Is your project an original idea?

Ingenuity —

Does your project show insight and imagination?

Aesthetic —

Does your project have a defined aesthetic appeal?

Craftsmanship —

How does your project integrate and illustrate skilled craftsmanship?

Sustainability —

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 — August 2021

Entries Close — January 31, 2022

Finalists/shortlist Announced — February 2022

Winner Announced — February 2022