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.

See the exhibition online or in-person at 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


Monday 24 October

Online exhibition opens & People's Choice Award voting opens (in-person only)

Thursday 27 October
Spoken Word - shortlisted writers open mic
5:30pm - 7pm

Friday 28 October
Happy Hour - shortlised bands perform
3pm - 6pm

Saturday 29 October
Open Day - shortlisted artist talks
11am - 4pm

Monday 31 October
People's Choice Award - voting opens

Thursday 3 November
People's Choice Award voting closes
12pm online and in-person 

Friday 4 November
Exhibition final day
10am - 5pm

We welcome all students, from all faculties to submit your work to the Creative Awards. We encourage creatives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, and LGBTIQA+ 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