Behold the Beauty of Northern Beaches Creatives

Now, this is something you simply must not miss. The Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah art Prize) is the Northern Beaches most prestigious art competition. Beginning in 1955, the Northern Beaches Art Prize is an annual event cultivating the creativity of emerging and established local artists that Dee Why RSL is thrilled to be a named sponsor of.

The fantastic thing about the Northern Beaches Art Prize Competition is not only the calibre and quantity of artworks it attracts but the scope of categories it entails. Open to Australian residents as young as 10, the Competition has four main categories; General, Small Sculpture, Waste to Art and Youth. With $24,000 in prize money to be won, Dee Why RSL supports several of the categories, in particular, the Small Sculpture field.

What exactly is the difference between the competition categories?


Two-dimensional drawings or paintings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography.

Small Sculpture

Free-standing, non-site specific, three-dimensional objects with a maximum 40cm diameter.

Waste to Art

Original works of art, sculpture, clothing, collage and jewellery made from re-used of recycled materials.


Two-dimensional original paintings or drawings in any medium, printmaking, collage and photography.

Attracting an abundance of original contemporary works, this year’s pieces will be exhibited across two venues; Creative Space in North Curl Curl and Dee Why RSL. Both venues will display artworks across two exhibitions, that of the General and Small Sculpture (on display in Dee Why RSL week of 21 August), and the Waste to Art and Youth (on display in Dee Why RSL week of 3 September).

As a free-to-attend exhibition that showcases the exceptional talent residing within the Northern Beaches, don’t miss your opportunity to behold and ponder the beauty of our Northern Beaches creatives.

Visit the winning pieces from the Northern Beaches Art Prize competition.