Transurban Art Prize – Amazing prizes to be WON!

Transurban Art Prize – Amazing prizes to be WON!

The Transurban Art Prize is back!

We are excited to announce that the annual Transurban Art Prize, in partnership with Eckersley’s Art & Craft, has returned for 2024 and is open to all students in Years 7 – 10 in NSW.

Formerly known as the Canal to Creek Art Prize, this is an opportunity for students across all of NSW to create their own piece of art, inspired by the 2024 theme, ‘Connections’. Transurban is proud to strengthen and connect communities through transport and want you to consider YOUR connections to people and place.

There are fabulous prizes to be won for the first, second and third place in EACH Year group (Years 7 – 10), as well as one overall school winner. A share of more than $10,000 in prizes up for grabs!

This year the theme for the Transurban Art Prize is 'Connections'. We want you to consider connections to earth, culture, history, movement and environment.

Make sure to take fantastic pictures of your artwork for Transurban’s virtual art gallery, plus if you win, your work will be digitally reproduced and showcased at one of Transurban’s Motorway Control Centres or offices across NSW. You can view 2022 entries and winners here.


All entries must address the following criteria:

  • The Transurban Art Prize is open to all high school students from Years 7 to 10 in NSW.
  • Artworks must be original and respond to the Transurban Art Prize 2024 theme, ‘Connections’.
  • Artworks can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional (e.g. paintings, sculptures, digital).
  • Any art material or combination of materials may be used.
  • Artworks to be submitted in a JPG or PNG file, at least 1500 pixels wide.
  • Artworks must have the ability to be digitally reproduced by Transurban for promotional purposes.
  • Entries will need a title and an accompanying artist statement, limited to 100 words. Your statement should include why you have decided to create this piece of art and what inspired you.


There are fabulous prizes to be won for the first, second and third place in each Year group (Years 7 – 10). Prizes for each category will be as follows:

1st Prize: iPad Tablet for each year group
2nd Prize: $250 Eckersley’s art voucher for each year group
3rd Prize: $150 Eckersley’s art voucher for each year group


One school will be selected for the overall school Prize of a $5,000 Eckersley’s arts grant. This is based on the volume and calibre of entries received from the school.


Each winning artwork will be framed and displayed at one of Transurban’s motorway control centres across Sydney. To honour and congratulate the Transurban Art Prize winners, an awards ceremony will be held later in the year. The winners in each Year group will be invited to celebrate their award-winning artworks and will be congratulated with a decorative trophy on the day.


Competition opens for entries at 9.00am AEST on 11/06/2024 and closes at 5.00pm AEST on 13/09/2024. For information on how to submit, head to the website

Good luck!

For more details, terms and conditions, click here.