What an incredible array of talented artists from around the world entered the inaugural Womankind Art + Illustration Award! With such a large number of wonderful entries, choosing a shortlist wasn't an easy task.

Womankind’s Art & Illustration Award is now closed and the shortlist has been chosen. The winner and runners-up will be announced in the upcoming edition of Womankind, out at the end of October.

The theme for the inaugural award was 'flower' - the next award will be announced soon.



  • Kat Odina Ali
  • Kymba Burrows
    Nanushka Chappell
    Susannah Collins
    Amy Couling
    Erin Donohoe
    Carmen García Gordillo
    Hege B. Karoliussen
    Siobhan McVey
    Kerryn Metcalfe
    Gillian Nix
    Alice Pulvers
    Nana Sakata
    Jane Sheridan
    Lindsay Tempest
    Syna Thakur
    Sheila Wallis
    Natalie Winterlich

Theme: The flower. Artists may focus their work on any concept that involves a flower in some small way, including floral patterns in textiles, and fashion, flowers in nature, floral motifs in architecture and design, or surrealist images using the flower as the basis of the design.

Format: One high-resolution image (minimum 300dpi, 3000 px wide) per entry, plus a separate photograph of the current edition Womankind magazine alongside your artwork (if it is digital artwork, then the photo should be of the magazine next to an image of your artwork on your computer). We do not accept sexual or violent images, nudity nor semi-nudity for any of our Awards.

Closed: Midnight 15 September 2019 (AEST)


Entry: Open to all Womankind readers (you must submit a photo of the current edition of the magazine next to your artwork along with your entry)

Prize: $500 + publication in Womankind magazine.

Entries are open to all readers of Womankind magazine, note that you must include a separate photo of the magazine (current edition) alongside your artwork when you submit your entry.

Submissions must be sent along with the writer’s full name and title for the artwork via email on the closing date to award@womankindmag.com (by midnight). You can submit one entry per award.

Conditions: Entries are open to Womankind readers. Entries must be submitted by the due date for the relevant award listed above. One artwork per entry. We do not accept sexual or violent images, nudity nor semi-nudity. All entrants grant Womankind non-exclusive rights (the writer retains copyright over the work) to publish the selected work in Womankind magazine, on Womankind's social media channels, and on womankindmag.com. The winning entry/entries will be selected by the Womankind team based on the quality of the artwork and the strength of  the ideas presented in the work. If there are insufficient entries or if the board is unable to determine a winner in any category the board may decide not to award a prize. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.