Calling all visual artists, musicians and writers — the 2022 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
Applications for all three categories close: 14 August 2022


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Only USU members are eligible to apply. Join the USU now — it’s FREE!

Exhibition dates are 24 October - 4 November 2022 with the Creative Awards night occurring on 3 November 2022.

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