Since 1997, the City of Greater Bendigo has been celebrating the creativity of young local artists through the Raw Art Awards. Over the ten years the Awards have been running, more than 800 entries have been received. Prizes of up to $1000 are given in Visual Arts, Literature, Performing Arts and Digital Media.

Entries close on Monday 2 April and winners will be announced by the Mayor at Dudley House on Thursday 18 May 18.

Online applications are available from

Application forms can also be downloaded from or collected from The Capital Box Office or City of Greater Bendigo Offices in Lyttleton Terrace Bendigo and High St Heathcote.

Further information is available by contacting Rohan Phillips on 5434 6478 or emailing