Paint the Port

2021 Paint the Port Art Competition

We are calling for participation in the 2021 Paint the Port art competition.

The competition provides artists from Gladstone, Rockhampton or Bundaberg with an opportunity to present their unique portrayal of port activities or infrastructure for a chance to win cash prizes.


The winning entry in each category will receive the following:


  • Open Category - $1,000 acquisitive cash prize

  • High School Category - $350 cash prize

  • Upper Primary School Category (Year 4 to Year 6) - A4 or A3 size only - $75 cash prize

  • Lower Primary School Category (Prep to Year 3) - A4 or A3 size only - $75 cash prize

How to enter


We encourage you to review our 2021 Paint the Port Art Competition Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your online registration form.

  • Register online now for the 2021 Paint the Port art competition.  Registrations will close 4pm on Friday 5 March 2021.

Submitting your artwork


Artists are required to submit their artwork with the supplied artwork label attached to the back of their art between 10am - 2pm on Friday 12 March at ARTmatters Gallery - 3 Pitt Street, Gladstone.

Details regarding artwork collection after the event will be communicated to entrants.

Paint the Port Exhibition

Artwork will be displayed at the Paint the Port Exhibition at ARTmatters Gallery, 3 Pitt Street, from Wednesday 24 March to Friday 16 April 2021, with the winners announced on our Facebook page.



2020 Open Category Online Gallery
2020 High School Category Online Gallery
2020 Upper Primary Category Online Gallery
2020 Lower Primary Category Online Gallery