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NOTICE: QG reopens Fri 10, Sep at 10 am and closing at 3 pm for judging.
Winners announced Sat 11, Sep at 3pm via social media and direct email to subscribers.
The PPP21 finalists’ exhibition has been extended until Oct 11, 2021.

QG is hopeful of being able to host a closing celebration but is unable to confirm details at this time due to COVID lockdowns.

Submissions now closed

QG exhibiting artist and Queenscliff local, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together, QG and Graeme Peebles established the Peebles Print Prize (PPP) in 2017, a prize aimed to be representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia and solely focused on the intaglio technique.

The success of the inaugural PPP17 and then following, PPP19 are proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for printmaking in Australia. Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award, the two prizes form a nationwide cultural focus for printmaking in Geelong and the Bellarine.

QG is extremely grateful to PPP21 sponsors; 360Q, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Streeton family, Oakdene Wines and 44 Frame Factory who assist to make the prize possible and for providing QG with the pleasure of being able to facilitate the PPP21.

The many highlights of the prize:

  • The high calibre of work being exhibited from around Australia
  • The outcome for finalists in the exhibition – four of whom are now represented by QG
  • The prizes which are career-enhancing for the winners
  • The success of the exhibition through visitation and sales
  • The community engagement for everyone involved


Submission call for entries begins Mar 25, 2021
Deadline for entries Jun 30, 2021
Finalists announced mid-Jul, 2021
Delivery of framed works Aug 10 – 14, 2021
Private opening & celebrations 11am Aug 28, 2021*
Sponsor, artist & guest lunch 1pm Aug 28, 2021 at 360Q*
Official public opening  August 29, 2021 *
Exhibition Aug 29th – Oct 11, 2021
PPP21 Peoples’ Choice draw announced Oct 11, 2021 at 4pm
*changed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Prize information

The winner of the PPP 2021 receives a cash prize of $9,000
PPP21 Highly Commended Award receives a cash prize of $2,000
PPP21 ‘People’s Choice’ award $500 worth of art materials courtesy of 44 Frame Factory
Total prizes worth $11,500


Cost to enter: $39 inc. GST (multiple entries permitted)
Entries are non-refundable

Entry details

  • The PPP is a biennial, non-acquisitive print prize
  • The entry fee for a single submission (1 print) is $39 inc. GST and is non-refundable
  • Where entrants choose to submit additional entries, each additional entry is $39 inc. GST and is non-refundable.
  • Entrants must be Australian citizens and/or reside in Australia for 12 months or more
  • Entrants must have completed their entry piece in the last 24 months (from the deadline of entries – Jun 30, 2021)
  • Entrants must be over the age of 18
  • It is an intaglio focused prize (techniques include drypoint, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, lino etching)
  • Hand colouring and further print applications acceptable in combination with the intaglio process
  • Finalists’ works to be supplied and exhibited framed
  • Entry is available to all printmakers across Australia
  • Paper/print size cannot exceed 56 x 76cm (either portrait or landscape)
  • Entrants must upload two high-resolution images for each entry no more than 6MB each (Eg 1 full print image and 1 detail)
  • Images must be high-resolution jpg files and a high-resolution image available in the event work is selected.
  • All work images must be submitted unframed
  • Filename must match: entrant surname-first name- title of work.jpg (Surname-GivenName-title.jpg)
  • Blurry images will NOT be considered
  • Artwork that does not resemble the files uploaded will be dismissed
  • Entrants unable to submit their work online can print the entry form, terms and conditions, fill and sign all relevant information, and include two images on a USB stick, their payment details (cheque or credit card details with CVC number included), and post to PO Box 320 Queenscliff, Vic 3225 by the submission date
  • The entrant warrants the work entered is their sole original artwork
  • Entries received after midnight June 30, 2021 will not be accepted regardless of postage date
  • COVID affected artists, call the gallery before Friday July 2, 2021
  • Entries will be acknowledged as received when the payment transaction is complete
  • Finalist entries may be reproduced in print and online free of charge for QG’s promotional and sales purposes
  • Official photographs of artworks and participating artists may be reproduced in print and online free of charge for QG’s promotional purposes


  • Entrants must complete the full online submission form by June 30 2021
  • Between 30-40 works will be chosen as finalists via an online pre-selection process
  • Works chosen in the pre-selection process will form the exhibition
  • The pre-selection process will be directed by David Hurlston Senior Curator, Australian Art National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) & Lisa Sullivan Senior Curator Geelong Gallery
  • The final judging will be directed by David Hurlston Senior Curator, Australian Art National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) & Lisa Sullivan Senior Curator Geelong Gallery after viewing the exhibition
  • First prize winner title, ‘Winner, PPP 2021’
  • Highly Commended Award title, ‘PPP 2021 Highly Commended Award’
  • People’s choice winner title, ‘People’s Choice PPP 2021’ as voted by visitors during the exhibition
  • The decision of all the judges is final
  • The judges and gallery directors reserve the right to exhibit or not exhibit any work


  • Cash prizes will be awarded on the day of the official celebration and announcement
  • People’s Choice award gift voucher will be posted to the winner within one week of the announcement. Gift Voucher valid 1 year and subject to gift voucher terms set by 44 Frame Factory


An exhibition of the finalists’ works will run for five weeks at QG from Aug 29th – Sep 27, 2021

Terms & Conditions

  • Ensure their work arrives at QG by Aug 14 at 4pm
  • Package their work appropriately – no damaged work will be exhibited or considered
  • Title, number (as applicable), sign and date their work
  • Make their work available for exhibition and sale for the duration of the exhibition
  • Any work remaining after one month of the exhibition – not otherwise organised by QG and the entrant, will be left to QG’s discretion
  • The winning piece will not be acquired by QG and must be available for public sale
  • Upon sale of any artwork QG retain 45% of the retail price of the print.
  • Cost of framing to be paid in full to the artist for editioned prints (excludes unique state prints)
  • If editions of the winning piece exist, they must also be available for sale exclusively through QG during the exhibition and for two months after the exhibition
  • Finalists’ works to be available at QG exclusively during the exhibition
  • All work not sold, to be collected by the entrant (unless otherwise organised between QG and the entrant)
  • Entrants are responsible for the insurance and transportation of their work to QG and while at QG
  • Any freight or charges in regard to delivery will be at the cost of the entrant
  • QG retains 45% commission on the value of the print
  • Votes for the People’s Choice PPP 2021 are filled in person at QG via a voting form
  • Maximum votes decide the People’s Choice PPP 2021 winner
  • The People’s Choice PPP 2021 winner will be announced Sep 27 by 5:30pm on our website and via social media after the winner has been notified

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The PPP21 is made possible with the generous support of:

Principal sponsors: 360Q, Borough of Queenscliffe & The Streeton Family
Corporate sponsors: Oakdene Wines & 44 Frame Factory

Principal Sponsors:

Borough of Queenscliffe


Corporate Sponsors:

44 Frame Factory
Oakdene Wines

(Images: PPP17 and PPP19 celebrations)