National Campus Art Prize (NCAP)

National Campus Art Prize

Established in 1984, the National Campus Art Prize is the premier tertiary art competition in Australia.

The Art Prize culminates in an exhibition of selected works which will show from 12–30 October 2016, at the Watt Space Gallery, Australia’s longest-running student art gallery at the University of Newcastle.

Who can enter?

NCAP is open to any currently enrolled SCU student, with or without an art background. The Art Prize focuses on participation rather than elitism. It's designed for all University and TAFE students to have a go!


This year we will select three finalists, (one from each category) who will each receive a $1000 cash prize.

The overall winner will receive an additional cash prize of $1000.

Terms and Conditions are available on the Tertiary Access Group — Student Experience website.

2016 NCAP winners

The winners of the 2016 National Campus Art Prize were announced at the opening of the finalist's exhibition at the Watt Space Gallery at the University of Newcastle.
Overall winner: Moon Hee Kim, UNSW. "Lost Insight 111"

  • 3D Winners: Trent Crawford and Finn Astle, Victorian College of the Arts. "After the Tone"
  • Winner 2D: Ryan Fitzgerald, University of Newcastle. "Pendulum (lungbleed)"
  • Film winner: Emilie Walsh, Victorian College of the Arts. "Victoire"

The winner of each category was awarded a $1,000 cash prize. View the NCAP 2016 winning entries and the NCAP Film Entries. Well done to Tone and his team from University of Newcastle for coordinating a fantastic exhibition.

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