Calling all visual artists, musicians and writers — the 2021 USU Creative Awards are now open for submissions!

Open to all students of the University of Sydney (USyd), the USU Creative Awards is an amazing opportunity to showcase artistic works to peers, industry professionals and the local community at the USU’s contemporary art space, Verge Gallery.

The Creative Awards are divided into the categories Art, Music and Word with each category awarding the following prize amounts:
1st Prize $750
2nd Prize $350
People’s Choice $100
Extension: Applications close 5:00pm 31 August.

Check out the Terms and Conditions and enter here online now.
Only USU members are eligible to apply. Join the USU now — it’s FREE!

Exhibition dates are 14 October - 22 October with the Creative Awards night occuring on 21 October, 2021.
We strongly encourage all students with a creative bent to apply, especially creative makers from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, and LGBTIQ+ communities and persons working with a disability to apply.
Creative Awards Contact

If you require assistance with completing your application or have any questions,
please contact the Creative Awards team at