Entries in the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015 New Media category are now open, offering prizes valued at $10,000.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category was a national award open to any Australian resident working within any new media medium.

“Artworks such as digital photography, video, street art, animation and projection with a focus on innovative digital technologies are eligible for the New Media prize,” she said.

“With a total prize pool of $10,000 the Art Prize is a fantastic launching pad for new media artists from across the nation.

“In 2015 Council is partnering with awards and organisations across the region to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize which has grown to become one of the nation’s most significant regional visual arts awards foremerging and professional artists working in a range of mediums,” Cr McKay said.

“I encourage artists to follow in the footsteps of the 2014 New Media Award winner, Susan Bohmer, who is relishing the opportunity of being mentored by industry professionals, a residency and public exhibition for her interactive animation entry entitled What the Face.”

The New Media category closes on 4 May, with an application fee of $30 for any new media artwork.

Visit Sunshine Coast Council’s gallery website for full details.

Image: Lauren Edmonds ‘News Factory’ new media installation.