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Watershed Creative Prize 2024

Get creative and make a start! Entries are now open!

The Watershed Creative Prize competition provides an opportunity to allow creative people to capture what 'Sustainability' means to them through art.

This annual event sees artists from all walks of life provided with the opportunity to present their creative submissions to the competition’s selected judges to compete for cash prizes and have their art displayed at the John Harvey Community Hall, Salisbury Community Hub.

Winners and runners up will be selected in each category:

  • Traditional Arts (Painting, canvas, photograph etc.)
  • 3D Arts (Sculpture, pottery, 3D design)

Plus a Youth Creative Artist Prize (12-25 years) from each of the two categories.

To read the criteria for submissions click here

Online submission form click here

Entries close 12 April 2024

Seeking inspiration? See the 2023 Watershed Creative Prize awards winners below.


First Prize: River of Life | Artist: Dawn Anderson

Dawn’s large and exquisitely detailed painting depicts a beautiful live-flowing stream over the rocks of a riverbed. It emphasizes water as the key to life on earth and urges us to treasure this precious resource.

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Youth: Cuttlefish | Artist: Lila Vassallo

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Category: 3D ARTS

First Prize: 'I’d like to be… the Octopus’ | Artist: Rachel Scholich

After watching “My Octopus Teacher,” touched by the connection of the filmmaker to the marine creature, Rachel came upon a unique piece of driftwood whilst exploring Stokes Bay in Kangaroo Island. This spurred her stunningly realistic 3D rendition of an octopus out of sticks and shells.

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Category: 3D ARTS

Youth: Kintsugi Girl | Artist: Sarina Fry

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Category: TRADITIONAL ARTS - Runner-up: Corellas in Nest | Artist: Carol Scholich

Category: 3D ARTS - Runner-up: Kurraka | Artist: Patricia Ingram

Mayor’s Choice: As the Sun Rises | Artist: Kathleen Knight

Editor’s Choice: Sea of Sustainability | Artist: Jean Bates


  • Salted Line | Artist: Ashley Pope
  • Country Cows | Artist: Rachel Scholich
  • Don’t let the Nature Die | Artist: Jahangir Amin

The artworks will be on public display at the John Harvey Community Gallery (34 Church Street, Salisbury) until 21 June 2023.