Art Against Ageism Competition

Challenge the negative stereotypes of ageing through art

Art has been a powerful tool throughout history to convey messages about society. We believe there’s no better way to challenge negative stereotypes of ageing and promote inclusivity than through an exhibition celebrating the beauty and diverse capabilities of older people. In a world where ageism persists in various forms, we aim to create a culture that values and cherishes our elders, fostering an environment that rejects marginalization and elder abuse. We are excited to run the “AMCS Art Against Ageism” Competition, and we invite you to be part of this opportunity.

The essence of our competition lies in using art as a medium to combat ageism and embrace the wisdom and experiences of older adults. We invite people from all walks of life to join us in breaking stereotypes and promoting a more compassionate society. Together, you can help us to encourage talented people to participate and unite to challenge ageism, fostering a world that values and respects individuals regardless of their age.

Competition Details

In an effort to encourage wide ranging participation, we welcome all entries in your chosen artistic medium. This may include Painting, Drawings, Photography, Graphic Design, Textiles, Print, Crochet, Sculpture, Knitting etc. We are excited to see your creativity!

Submission Process

Upload your artwork below on the drop file button on this page. The application form is right there for easy submission. Alternatively, you can e-mail your artwork to


The AMCS “Art Against Ageism” competition offers exciting rewards to encourage participation and recognize exceptional talent.

  • The first prize winner will receive $1000
  • the second prize winner will be awarded $500.

Submission Deadline

Please note the submission deadline has now passed. Thank you to all who submitted their entries.

September 10th, 2023 11.59pm (Melbourne Time)


Judging Criteria

  • Does the piece clearly & articulately challenge negative stereotypes of ageing?
  • Does the piece portray positive ageing and celebrate life?
  • Bonus points for inclusivity and multiculturalism.

Terms and Conditions

  • The submitted artwork must be an original creation and should not have been previously published
  • Participants grant AMCS the approval to use and promote the artwork for contest-related purposes
  • Eligibility for prizes is limited to participants residing in Australia, but people from all countries are welcome to join in challenging negative stereotypes of ageism through art
  • Submissions will not be subject for sale
  • Individuals may submit multiple entries

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In 2022, finalists artworks were displayed as part of a free showcase during Victorian Seniors’ Festival at The Footscray Studio. Artists were invited to speak about their submissions with any costs associated with the showcase covered by AMCS and partnering organisations.

The display of 2023 finalist submissions is still to be determined with more information to come.

To view 2022 finalists click here: 

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in our community and beyond.

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