Huon Art Awards

HAEG runs the annual “Huon Art Awards” in the Cygnet Town Hall, starting on the first Friday of March every year.

Although the actual date changes every year, the Huon Art Awards always run for 2 weeks early in March and the following terms and conditions apply every year.
The entry form is refreshed every year and made available on this website and at various businesses in the area well before the entry forms are due.



Your artwork must be delivered to HAEG at the Cygnet Town Hall for registration on the Tuesday before the opening event between the hours of 10am and 4pm ONLY.
Deliveries outside these times can only be made by prior arrangement.
A receipt will be given for the entry fee during registration.
Please retain this receipt – without it you can not collect unsold artwork.


Unsold artwork is to be collected between 4.00 and 5.00pm on the last Sunday of the exhibition, or between 10.00am and 1pm on the following Monday.
All artworks are to be signed out by the artist or their agent. Please produce your receipt.


The Official Opening will be held at the Cygnet Town Hall on the first Friday of March commencing at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
Exhibition commences the next day (Saturday) through to closing Sunday two weeks later.
OPENING TIMES : 10.00am – 4.00pm Daily.

Further information:
Huon Art Exhibitions Group – PO Box 353 Cygnet, Tas 7112
T : 0419 839 157, 6295 0123, 6297 8209
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The submitted work must be the original work of the exhibiting artist and not have been exhibited before. Reproductions from originals will not be accepted. Due to hanging space limitations 2 Dimensional work must not be wider or taller than 1.5 metres.

Prints that are part of an edition produced using traditional print making techniques are accepted but must be numbered accordingly. Any image made using digital or a digital print process must be labelled accordingly.

A limit of two (2) entries per artist. This includes small pieces : eg: jewellery. Each piece entered in the exhibition must be available for sale. A multiple piece of work must be sold as one and cannot be sold as individual items.

Entry Forms must be received by 5pm on Friday 26th February 2016.
Postal entries postmarked after 26/2/16 will not be accepted.

An entry fee of $ 20.00 per artwork (Non HAEG/CRAG Members) $ 10.00 per artwork (HAEG/CRAG Members) must be included on return of entry form. Cheques to be made payable to HAEG Inc. or by credit card. Please note : Entry fees are not refundable.

A discount of $5.00 only, will be given to those exhibitors who contribute to the roster during the exhibition.

All artwork is to be delivered at the artist’s expense and registered (without packaging ) at the Cygnet Town Hall on the Tuesday before the opening event.
(10.00am – 4pm). No late deliveries.

Entries may be delivered by post or courier. However all the works submitted in this manner must include return packaging, delivery fee, completed delivery labels and details of courier.

2D work must be suitably framed ready for hanging with picture hanging wire and screw eyes. Unsatisfactory framing may result in the artwork not being hung. 3D works should, where ever possible, be suitably displayed by the artist.

Triptyches and Diptyches not accepted due to hanging space.

All works must be clearly labelled on the bottom right hand corner of the back, or the underside of the artwork with the artist name, contact details and title of the artwork. Entries with special display requirements should be discussed with HAEG before the exhibition. HAEG may choose not to accept the piece. All pieces must be dry and stable or will not be accepted.

Entrants must agree to display their work for the duration of the exhibition and to publication or reproduction of their work for promotion.

Space permitting, all entries will be exhibited. This will be at the discretion of HAEG.

HAEG and their associates will exercise all reasonable care in handling the works submitted but will not be responsible for loss of and or damage whatsoever to any works while in the custody of the Group. Artists are advised to insure their work.

The judges are independent of HAEG and their decision will not be influenced by the organization. The judges decision will be final.
No correspondence will be entered into.

Open competition. Members and organisers of HAEG are also eligible to enter the competition.

All work must be available for legitimate sale and priced accordingly. A 20% commission will be charged on sales for HAEG/CRAG Members, 30% Non HAEG/CRAG Members.

Artists are responsible for making their own arrangements for GST.
Irrespective of selling price, an artist winning a particular prize will only be awarded the amount of prize money or voucher stated.

Entries will be accepted based on the artists acceptance that their entry could be acquired by a sponsor eg: winning the $1000 Mayors Choice Award.

The Awards will be announced at the Official Opening on Friday March 4th 2016 at 6.30pm. The Peoples Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Artwork can be collected from the exhibition at the Cygnet Town Hall between the hours of 4.00 – 5.00pm ONLY on the final Sunday of the exhibition or on the following Monday between 10.00am – 1pm ONLY.
Late pick ups will incur a $5.00 per week ( or part there of) storage fee. After 2 weeks, uncollected work will become the property of HAEG and may be disposed of at the discretion of the incorporation.
If sold the proceeds (less 40%) will be forwarded to the artist. Unsold entries which have been posted or couriered will be returned in the same manner if return packaging and delivery costs have been provided.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the exhibition please write to HAEG (PO Box 353, Cygnet Tasmania 7112) or contact us by email at The organisation will respond to your complaint.
The volunteers who are supervising the exhibition are not in a position to address your concerns.

Our sponsors

Huon Art Awards can only take place with the valued sponsorship of local businesses and patrons.

HAEG gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship of the following businesses along with other businesses and individuals who requested to remain anonymous.

Huon Valley Council
Tasmanian Regional Arts
Cygnet Post Office

Bob Brown

Southern Swan

Senator Christine Milne

Senator Catryna Bilyk

Lara Giddings MP

The Coast House

Julie Collins MP

Kermandie Hotel
Cygnet Garden Larder
R&D Butchers Cygnet
Sleeping Beauty Gallery
Cygnet Newsagency