Sun 09 Oct

Kudos Emerging Awards 2022: Applications now Open

Kudos Emerging Awards seek to recognise and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at UNSW AD in three categories: Emerging Artist and Designer, Emerging Curator and Emerging Writer.

Enter the 2022 Kudos Emerging Awards
  • Creative
  • Online

With the success of last year's 2021 awards, Kudos Emerging 2022 returns bigger, better, safer and more dynamic on Kudos Online!

The annual Kudos Emerging Awards has always featured the most noteworthy local upcoming arts practitioners, and is often the first big step in propelling emerging artists careers to the next level. For audiences, the Kudos Emerging Awards has always been the way to see and support the most exciting upcoming artists before they get big!  

This year, the awards focuses not solely on an individual finished artwork presented without context, but will also be paying attention to the artist's practice they're building and how their work sits alongside that.   

The Kudos Emerging Award is open to all UNSW Arts, Design, & Architecture students across any stage or kind of degree. Entering the Kudos Emerging Awards is free and all are encouraged to apply regardless of their previous experience! Kudos seeks a diverse range of applications, and is always on the look out for fresh ideas and an eager energy! The awards aim to be a stepping stone for the recipient to help build the confidence and skills in providing this exciting professional development opportunity! 

All applications are assessed by the Kudos Committee, with the final online exhibition judged by external industry guest judges who award the major prizes.

The Kudos Emerging Awards are as follows:

  • Emerging Artist + Designer Award ($1500 from Arc Creative and the opportunity to exhibit with Kudos in 2023) Selected by a panel of three external industry judges
  • Emerging Curator Award ($1500 from Arc UNSW Art & Design and the opportunity to be supported and exhibit with Kudos in 2023) Selected by an external industry judge
  • Emerging Writer Award ($1500 from Arc UNSW Art & Design and the opportunity to be mentored to develop new piece to be published in Framework) Selected by an external industry judge

Additionally we will award:

  • A number of Highly Commended (Made with awards donated by our generous sponsors. Sponsors to be announced.)
  • People's Choice Award ($500 from Arc Creative)


Submissions for Kudos Emerging Awards close Friday 7th October 11:59pm. 


Sunday October 9: Applications close 11.59 PM

Monday October 10: Applications reviewed

Monday 24 October: Kudos Emerging Awards website launch (via Kudos Online

Thursday 10 November: Kudos Emerging Awards Awards Night (live in-person event at a venue TBA and streamed online)