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Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020, Rural & Regional Development Award 2020 and the Professional Development Award 2020 recipients announced.

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Public voting for the Civic Choice Award 2020 is closed.

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Awards

The recipients of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020, the Rural & Regional Development Award 2002 and the Professional Development Award 2020 have been announced 11 November via an online event, presented by Fed Square and Creative Vision and Audio, in conjunction with Creative Partner PLAYGROUND and Studio Pancho, Encore Creative and The Mighty Wonton.

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AWARD RESULTS

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 – $60,000
Six finalists to share the Prize.

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Rural & Regional Development Award 2020 – $40,000
Winner – Laura Woodward

Professional Development Award 2020 – $10,000 + $2,000 Qantas voucher
Winner – Isadora Vaughan

Civic Choice Award 2020
Winner – Field Theory

GURNER™ Commission 2020
This category will not be awarded this year.

/ The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank all entrants and nominators this year, following a record number of entrants.

/ The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards has been able to proceed, following the COVID-19 outbreak, due to the support of our patrons and partners — thank you!

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/ Thank you to the 2020 judges for their time and dedication.

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Key Dates

ENTRIES OPEN
22 June 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE
27 July 2020 at 5pm

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED /
CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING OPENS

2 September 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS 
11 November 2020 at 6pm

CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING CLOSES
11 November 2020 at 5pm

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 WINNER 
13 November 2020

PARTNERS & PATRONS

Thank you to all our partners and patrons this year, whose generous support has made it possible to offer the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards.