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Fremantle Ports Manjaree Indigenous Art Competition

Fremantle Ports is proud to present the Fremantle Ports Manjaree Indigenous Art Competition 2024.

Culminating in NAIDOC Week in July, the event is part of our commitment to reconciliation and follows the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan last year.

All Indigenous artists are encouraged to enter. There are two categories - open and youth (under 18). Youth artists may enter both categories.

1st prizes     $3000
Runners-up  $1500

New artworks as well as pieces completed since 1 January 2020 are eligible for entry.

Entries close 26 June 2024 and will be displayed using Fremantle Ports' projection on the side of the building during NAIDOC Week.

Please call 08 9430 3555 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.


  • As a 2024 NAIDOC Week initiative undertaken by Fremantle Ports, entry in the competition is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 
  • Entry is free. 
  • Multiple artworks may be entered by the same artist. 
  • Joint entries (ie artworks completed by more than artist) are eligible. 
  • Entrants in the Youth category must be aged under 18 as at April 20, 2024.  
  • Entrants in the Youth category are also automatically eligible for the Open category, though the same artist may not win both categories. 
  • Entries must be submitted by email as a high-resolution JPEG file (photograph/scan) of the artwork to [email protected] OR by hand to the front counter, Fremantle Ports, 1 Cliff Street, Fremantle. In the latter case, physical entries will be scanned and returned to the entrant. 
  • To be eligible, entries must be received by 5pm, 26 June, 2024. 
  • All works must be paintings, drawings or other similar fine-art mediums that are the original, unaided work of the entrant. 
  • A suitable panel of judges selected by Fremantle Ports will choose the winners. The judges’ decisions will be final. 
  • Entrants agree Fremantle Ports may use their entered artworks for promotional purposes including in the news media, external building projections and for other reasonable publicity purposes at no cost to Fremantle Ports. Otherwise, all rights to original artworks remain with the artist. 
  • Fremantle Ports reserves the right to print and display entered artworks in a physical or virtual pop-up exhibition concluding no later than 31 December, 2024. 
  • Winners and runners-up will be notified by email or telephone on Tuesday 2 July 2024 and results published on Fremantle Ports’ website and social media the same day.  

To enter

Entries must be received by email to [email protected] 

Please include:

  • Artist name
  • Artwork title
  • A photograph or scan of your artwork
  • (Image must be jpg format and between 1-4 MB in size)

*Artworks can be delivered to Fremantle Ports reception, see conditions of entry below.

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