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Entries Open: 29th July

Entries Close: 25th August

All applications must be submitted online.

All Art entries must have an image attached to the entry.

No pieces of paper or unframed works accepted. 


Youth and Adult categories



Monetary prizes will be awarded for each category at the award ceremony Saturday 26th October held at Wentworth Falls TAFE in the Blue Mountains. 


Blue Fringe Arts Exhibition is open 23-26th October at Wentworth Falls TAFE. Award Ceremony Saturday 26th October


Please contact us if you need technical support to enter. 

DROP OFF: Friday 18th October between 12pm-4pm or Monday 21st October between 10-12pm. 

PICK UP: At close of exhibition 2pm Saturday 26th October. No artwork can  be stored awaiting collection.


Entry into the Blue Fringe Art and Literature Festival is open to adults 18 years and over with a lived experience of mental health, and young people of high school age in celebration of mental wellbeing and resilience.  You can enter into multiple categories, but only one entry per person is permitted per category.  All work must be original and must not have been previously entered in Blue Fringe.  One online entry form must be submitted for each entry.


All work will be anonymous when judged. All works will be included in the Blue Fringe Collected Works book. Work may also be featured in Blue Fringe promotional material and content after the exhibition. All entrants will receive a copy of the Blue Fringe Collected Works book as a gift. The book will also be available for sale at the exhibition.    


  • Art and Photography entries must be no more than 1m x 1m in size. 

  • Sculpture and Textiles entries must weigh no more than 10kg.

  • Entrants are required to take a good quality photograph of their work to upload with the application. Please ensure the image of the work is well lit, clear and in focus, has plenty of clear space around the piece so nothing is cropped, and the background is removed or is very plain so it doesn't impact the appearance of the work. Any background shown will removed for judging and exhibiting. To watch a video with some tips on how to photograph your art click here

  • The image submitted is the image that will appear in the Complete Works book. 

  • Image files must be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 5MB in size.

  • An image-width of 1900 pixels is recommended.

  • Files can be in .png or .jpg format however compressed high quality jpg files are recommended.      

  • Artist's statement can be submitted to be featured in the printed book, however, this will not be included with the work for judging.  



  • Poetry entries must have no more than 350 words.  Short Story entries must have no more than 1000 words. 

  • Each literature entry must be submitted as a PDF or Word document. PDF files are recommended to ensure the text format is retained. 

  • All literature entries will be reformatted with a standard typeface and layout for judging and publishing.  Every effort will be made to retain original structure and spacing of the text. 

  • If a visual representation of a literature work is entered, this may be featured in the exhibition but will not be used for judging to ensure the words are considered in their own right.  

If you have any queries or need technical support to enter, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact us form on this site, via email or call Springwood Neighbourhood Centre on 02 4751 3033 or Belong Blue Mountains on

02 4759 2592.

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