Art as Art Contest

26th September - 17th October

Is art an object or an idea? Is it a value we impose on objects? What makes an object art? The Art as Art contest by Third Drawer Down invites you to join the conversation, with the chance to have your art made into an object - an art object!

The Prize

If you win, you’ll score a cash prize of $500AUD, five copies of your very own art object and 10% commission on sales of your product. You’ll also be featured across our social channels and blog.

How to Enter

Create Something

Anything! You can choose an existing artwork of yours or create something new. The best mediums for translating onto products are the likes of paintings, illustrations or mixed media. You’ll have three weeks between 26th September and 17th October to create your art. Your work might become a tea towel, a scarf, a mug - we’ll work collaboratively to work out what suits the art best! Entries are open across the world.

Share Something

Share your artwork on Instagram. Entries are unlimited, so don’t hold back! Tag us using @thirddrawerdown and include the hashtag #artasartTDD. Submissions close on 17th October. Please note we’ll only be able to see posts from public profiles so make sure you are sharing from a public account.



Submissions close on 17th of October and from here our panel of judges will get to... judging. We'll pick the top four who will be going up for the public vote on the 24th of October.


The top four will then be paired up for the two showdown rounds on the 28th and 29th of October. We will post these on our stories where our followers can vote for their favourite of the two.


The top two from the showdowns will then go up against each other in one more Instagram story for a final battle on the 1st of November. With the top voted artwork being crowned the winner on the 4th of November.

The Fine Print

1. By entering you acknowledge that the submitted artwork is your own original work and that you are not violating intellectual property laws.

2. You will maintain ownership of your artwork. While the product is for sale on, Third Drawer Down has the exclusive rights to use this artwork commercially on a specific object only. You may still sell prints of the original artwork yourself or products different to the one produced through this contest. The art object may be sold by Third Drawer Down for up to two years.

3. The winning artist will receive AUD500 cash prize, 10% of royalties and a pack of five free products (these five products are not for resale). Payment will be paid into the artists’ bank account on a 6 monthly basis.

4. The winning artwork and artist’s name will be released on Third Drawer Down’s online store and will be used on our own channels and by media partners, always with a credit.

Some Inspiration


See the entries!