EMMa hack art prize






Firstly, I would love to thank each and every one of the finalists for entering the EHAP this year. This year we had so many fantastic entries, we are so proud of the talent we have here in SA.

I would love to thank my co-judges Louise Feneley and Peter Goers for judging the finalists list this past weekend.


Thank you for taking the time to create for the prize, you created wonderfully evocative works, interesting twists on the theme and well thought-out, truly beautiful works.


I wish I could exhibit the full range of entries, every one is incredibly special and I know how much time to takes to create for a prize such as this. So, its with respect and a BIG thank you that I congratulate the 40 finalists of 2018.


I do hope you all join to celebrate and support those that made it ‪through on Thursday, 1st March, 6pm‬.


'The Finalists' exhibition and 'People's Choice' voting will be open ‪Tuesday, 27th February at 9am‬.



Emma Hack





Louise Anders
JA Arnott 
Carole Bann
Peter Barnes 
Alex Beckinsale
Alice Blanch
Caitlin Bowe
Michael Carney 
Andrew Clarke
Jason Cordero
Jasmine Crisp
James Dean
Shaye Duong
Bernadette Freeman
Steph Fuller
Hilary Gaston
Yasmin Grass
Claudia Gulino
Leah Jeffries
Ellie Kammer
Tony Kearney
Glenn Kestell
Belinda Keyte
Marlene Kingdon
Seirian Kitchener
Seichiro Kobayashi
Brent Leideritz
Cristina Metelli
Colin Moore 
Judy Morris
Amanda Ng
Sally Parnis
Bev Puckridge
Julie Strawinski
Joanne Villani
Peter Wallfried 
Margaret Walsh
Alison Waye
Jamie Willis
Emma Young






Important dates

Selected works to be delivered to the venue on Monday 26th February 2018 – artists are required to arrange delivery between 5-6pm.

Collection of unsold works Friday, 16th March 2018 between 5-7pm, for return to the artist.

Exhibition dates 27th February – 16th March 2018.


Announcement of Prize Major Winner and Peoples Choice Thursday 15th March 2018, at closing event, all welcome.

The Emma Hack Art Prize is a registered event of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2018


The Emma Hack Art Prize is a $5000 acquisitive art prize with a People's Choice Prize of $2000. The competition is for all South Australian based artists from any discipline, with a yearly theme. 2018 is the fifth year of the Emma Hack Art Prize.  

The 2018 prize celebrates a range of media in contemporary art within this year’s theme of ‘CULTURE’.

Registration for Emma Hack Prize 2018 will be online from 1st October 2017 until midnight, Thursday 8th February 2018 AEST.

Categories: painting, photography, sculpture, collage, installation, handcraft, mixed medium, multimedia works. 


Please note

Entries Close Midnight, Thursday 8th February, 2018. 
Entry is via online application only.
Late applications will not be accepted. 
View the full criteria here





Entry is $35 (inc GST)

Entry fee includes pre selection judging, inclusion in the exhibitions if selected – administration and handling.

Entry fees are non refundable.

Entry fees to be paid by Credit Card, Paypal, or alternative as negotiated - to be outlined at registration.


View full terms & conditions

Please direct all entry enquiries or issues to enquiries@emmahackartprize.com and our team will be able to assist.


Judges announced - Meet the judges

'Every year I change my co-judges to keep the Emma Hack Art Prize results varied, interesting and fair.'





















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