Submit Artwork - Entries Closed 6pm Thursday 27th May

The North East Tasmania Art and Craft Festival is both an exhibition and a competition; artists are encouraged to submit work to be sold to the public, as well as a work to be judged for prize categories. 
By submitting work, artists agree to abide by the details, instructions and terms & conditions listed below.

Terms & Conditions

All artwork must be original. This year’s theme “Coming Home” it is a reference to the Exhibition returning to its original home being the Mechanics’ Hall in Scottsdale. The theme should be interpreted as any structure in one’s life, family, social unit that occupies it, the environment which offers security and happiness or that valued place of refuge or origin. It can be the place you were born, lived or feel at one with. It could be real, perceived, physical, native habitat, plant or animal.

All artworks entered by the Artist must be the original work and concept of the Artist. A third party may not enter any works on behalf of an Artist.  The entered work must be new (completed within the previous 24 months) and be the absolute property of the Artist. 

An Artist may enter into the exhibition as many artworks as they wish, however only one can be entered into the competition. All artworks for sale must be individually identified on the entry form and include the hanging fee of $5 per artwork with all relevant support material.

Judges ‘Coming Home’ Prize
A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning artist entering the Coming Home competition.

 Viewers Choice Prize  – $750
A viewers choice prize will be awarded to the most popular piece of work exhibited, as voted by viewers at the exhibition.

Works selected for the competition will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. The Judging Panel will be  comprised of a prestigious panel of judges and will not be members of The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. or exhibition curator. The judges’ decision will be final, and correspondence will not be entered into.

There is no restriction on the artists submitting artwork to be judged. Each work is unique to the artist/s and a reminder that themes can be interpreted and represented differently from artist to artist. All works entered are to be judged fairly and equally using the below criteria.


–        How materials were utilised?

–        Quality of the presentation?

–        Cohesiveness of the piece, how each element worked together to unify the piece?

–        Do the material/s used work to convey the theme?

–        Has the space used been used efficiently?


–        Is the piece unique?

–        Are the ideas behind the theme expressed through the piece?

–        Is there an individual approach given to the piece?

Interpretation of the theme:

–        Is the theme able to be interpreted in viewing the piece?

–        Does the piece successfully communicate the theme?


–        Is there a sufficient proficiency in the material used to create the piece?

–        Do the material/s used help communicate the theme?


–        Does the piece stand out?

–        Is the style and/or execution of the piece unique to the artist?

–        Has the artist successfully told the theme whilst keeping the piece unique to them as an artist?

The cost of freight and insurance for works in the exhibition will be the sole responsibility of the Artist.

 As in previous years official collection and pick-up depots throughout the State will be available. Details on these are provided in the Artwork Submission form.

The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. will not be responsible for any loss or damage, however caused to any work whilst in the Society’s custody. Each Artist is and shall be responsible for maintaining insurance cover.

The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. shall be entitled to and will retain 25% commission on all works sold. The net sale proceeds will be paid to the Artist within thirty (30) days of sale, provided settlement has been made in accordance with the conditions of sale. Payment will be made by cheque in Australian dollars.

After the close of the exhibition all works not sold can be collected from the Mechanics’ Hall on the last exhibition day, after 4pm Monday 14 June 2021 or the Collection Depots as per original instructions from Monday 21 June. Arrangements can be made for collection by emailing, unless arrangements have been made for return by pre-paid freight vouchers.

The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. will exercise all reasonable care in handling works submitted but will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any art work whilst in the custody of The James Scott Decorative Arts Society Inc. or the Society’s agents. Artists are recommended to insure their work against loss or damage. Artists are responsible for their own transit insurance.