Entry Guidelines & Information

The Entry Form provides all the information required to enter the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023, valued at $60,000.
An entry fee of $45 (including GST) is required for entry.

For assistance or information regarding entering the Prize, please call the Melbourne Prize Trust on (03) 9667 8199.


Entry criteria

  • The online Entry Form will close at 5pm sharp on 3 July. Late entries will NOT be accepted.
  • Individual sculptors and all group entrants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, and resident of the State of Victoria.
  • The criteria for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023 is outlined on the website and in this section of the Entry Form.
  • Any work submitted as part the information provided in an entry must be the original work of the artist.
  • Entry can be made by an individual artist or by nomination by an agent or other.
  • Entrants must demonstrate a professional career as a sculptor/artist.


  • Four finalists will be selected by the judging panel and announced on September 5th, only one of which can be selected as the winner. The remaining finalists will receive $1,000 plus a $1,000 Qantas voucher.
  • This year finalists are NOT required to develop/fabricate a work for exhibition at Fed Square as part of the judging process. A virtual reality digital exhibition will be produced, in conjunction with the finalists, to showcase their practice and will be available to the public using virtual reality technology at Fed Square between 1 to 15 November.
  • The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023 prize funds will be made available only to the winner, who is advised to seek professional advice regarding their GST or other tax obligations concerning their winnings.
  • The Trust can request further material or information from an entrant or nominator.

General entry considerations

  • By completing the Declaration in the Entry Form, entrants warrant that they will comply with the guidelines of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023.
  • If any part of the entry process has not been adhered to, the Melbourne Prize Trust reserves the right to reject or not accept an entry.
  • All entries will be handled in accordance with current privacy legislation in a secured online environment and only be seen by the judging panel.
  • The Melbourne Prize Trust, with the permission of the entrant or nominator, may request the use of the finalist’s entry material for media, promotions or exhibiting during the competition period.
  • A procedure will be in place to handle any conflict of interest should it arise during the judging process. No conflicts of interest by an entrant is permitted.


  • Copyright of information submitted in an entry remains with the entrant.
  • The entrant or nominator must ensure that they have all copyright permissions and any other relevant authorisations for information provided in an application before entering.
  • Entrants in the Prize warrant they do not violate copyright of or any other right in relation to the work  of another and will not defame any individual or group.

Conflict of interest

  • Where there is a conflict of interest, eligibility issue or an information request that has not been complied with, or is such other circumstance as the judges determine in the judging process, the Trust reserve the right to reject or not accept an entry or allocate the Prize or Awards. The entrant will be notified prior to the announcement of finalists and the entry material returned.


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