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The Blue Fringe 2022 Art & Literature Festival will open for applications from August 1st to September 4th. All applications must be submitted online.

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

The festival will include a Youth and Adult category for



Monetary prizes will be awarded for each category at the award ceremony Saturday October 22nd held at the Wentworth Falls TAFE in Wentworth Falls Blue Mountains. 

This year, the Blue Fringe Exhibition & Awards will be held in person from Wednesday October 19th - Saturday October 22nd at the Wentworth Falls TAFE.

The Virtual Gallery will go live on Monday 24th October.  

Please contact us if you need technical support to enter. 

Entry into the Blue Fringe 2022 Art and Literature Festival is open to adults 18 years and over with a lived experience of mental illness, 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 work entered into Blue Fringe 2022 will be featured in the online 3D gallery, 2D gallery and online book on the Blue fringe website, and included in the Blue Fringe 2022 Collected Works printed 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 2022 Collected Works book as a gift. The book will also be available for sale at the exhibition.    

All art work entered will need to be delivered to the venue at Wentworth Falls , Blue Mountains on either Friday 14th October between 12pm-4pm or Monday 17th October between 10-12pm. 


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

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

  • To enter Blue fringe 2022 you are required to take a good quality photograph of your work to upload with your application. Please ensure the image of your work is well lit, clear and in focus, has plenty of clear space around your piece so nothing is cropped, and the background is removed or is very plain so it doesn't impact the appearance of your 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 you submit 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. 

  • You will also be required to submit the real-life dimensions of your work so it can be represented at scale in the virtual gallery.    

  • An artist's statement can be submitted to be featured in the virtual exhibition and the printed book, however this will not be featured 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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