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Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize Eligibility

We’re delighted to announce our 11 talented finalists for the 2023 Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize. Thank you to everyone who shared their work with us. This year we received a record number of submissions, highlighting the diverse and compelling depth of contemporary Australian ceramics.

​The winner will be announced late February and receives a $10,000 cash prize to support either their studies or further pursue their ceramics career, as well as a mentor-mentee relationship with Shelley Simpson.

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Eligibility

Applicants must be:

A ceramics artist

An Australian citizen or permanent resident

Not already holding another scholarship

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.

Timeline

Entries open — 8 August 2022

Entries close — 30 November 2022

Finalists/shortlist announced — January 2023

Winner announced — February 2023