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The aRRRRRt Awards

Sustainable Futures Festival

Sustainable Futures Festival – The aRRRRRt Awards

Entries have now closed for the aRRRRRt Awards. Find out where to see the artwork here.

A special collaboration between EcoNetwork Port Stephens and Artisan Collective presents the aRRRRRt Awards. Open to everyone in the community, these awards encourage us to put the R into art: rethink, reduce, reuse, repurpose or recycle.

What a fantastic opportunity for you to use your imagination and create something eye-catching. From wearable art and jewellery to photography, cartoons and multi-media. Sustainability is the theme – let’s see your creativity run wild!

The awards are a competition for an array of visual media including, but not limited to, painting, wearable art, photography, ceramics, textiles, multi-media, animation, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and whatever your imagination desires!

With a combined cash pool of $1000 and other prizes, anyone can enter, categories are:

  • People’s Choice
  • Open Adult
  • Secondary School
  • Primary School – as well as cash, the primary school winner’s whole class receives a gelato!

Judging is based on relevance to the theme of supporting sustainable futures and artistic excellence.

We especially thank

  • Boomerang Bags Raymond Terrace and Hunter Region Landcare Network who are providing the cash prizes
  • Lion Studio Customs Framing Salamander Bay for the People’s Award prize
  • Jetty Gelato Shoal Bay for gelatos to the Primary School winner’s whole class (an extra prize to the cash prize).

Any additional funds generated through partnerships and commissions will be used for the Sustainable Futures Festival and reinvested to encourage artistic endeavour and sustainable ways of living.

Terms and Conditions

Registrations for the aRRRRRt Awards have now closed. Please check back soon to find out where you can see the artwork.

For enquiries, please contact

Published: 26 May 2022