Mural Art Competition

Botanic Bar Mural Art Competition

Are you a visual artist studying at QUT looking for oppportunities to showcase your work? Submit your artwork to the Botanic Bar's mural art competition and stand a chance to have your design featured on our wall! 

Unleash your imagination and transform a blank space into a vibrant work of art. The winner will receive a $1,500 voucher to install your artwork and spend on art supplies. Only one winner will be picked, so make sure to submit your best and most compelling work!

Submissions now open

Submit your artwork here.

The competition commences on 21 August 2023. Entries close at 1pm AEST on 19 September 2023.

Artwork guidelines

  • The artwork must relate to the Botanic Bar.
  • Artwork dimensions are 770cm x 240cm
  • QUT Guild logo needs to be included somewhere in the design, but does not need to be a dominant element.
  • Artworks must be submitted with a short description explaining the concept and story behind the art.
  • Artists must include an installation plan and timeline with their submitted artwork.
  • Artists can include their signature and social media handle on the artwork.

wall specs

Size: 770cm x 240cm

White plasterboard wall

installation guidelines 

  • Paint or spray paint is preferred as a medium.
  • Glitter and other mediums may be accepted as long as the artwork is durable and does not leave residue or fall off over time.
  • A varnish or other finishing coat should be used to ensure that the paint is sealed and will not rub off.
  • A primer may need to be applied to the wall surface, depending the medium being used.
  • Please take care not to damage or stain the interior, floor and furniture at the Botanic Bar during the installation process. Drop sheets, covers and other protective measures should be purchased as part of your art supplies.

Terms & conditions

  1. For the purpose of these Terms and Conditions, the promoter is QUT Guild of Level 2, C Block, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059 (ABN: 77 713 415 382) (“Promoter”).
  2. To be eligible to enter this competition you need to be a current Queensland University of Technology (QUT) student (“Entrant”).
  3. Entry is not open to employees and contractors of the Promoter, their associated agencies and companies, and their immediate families.
  4. The Competition commences at 9am AEST on 21 August 2023. Entries close at 11:59pm AEST on 11 September 2023 (“Competition Period”). Entries received outside of the Competition Period will not be accepted by the Promoter and will be deemed to be invalid.
  5. This competition is for the design of artwork to be installed and displayed in QUT Guild’s Botanic Bar located at Level 3, P Block, QUT Gardens Point campus by the selected winner.
  6. To enter the competition, design the artwork according to the design brief provided on this page.
  7. The artwork may be used by QUT Guild including for any other marketing and promotional purposes such as online, print or other forms of publication.
  8. All designs must be submitted via email to
  9. By entering the competition with your design, you are accepting all the Terms and Conditions.
  10. If your design is selected as the winning entry, you are transferring the ownership of the artwork and design to QUT Guild. QUT Guild will have the exclusive right to use your design. You will not be entitled to receive any royalties.
  11. Entries must be entirely your own original work and must not breach or be in violation of any copyright or other rights of third parties.
  12. Entry must not contain any content that infringes the rights of any person or is unlawful, offensive, discriminatory, racially or ethically offensive or inappropriate.
  13. To enter the competition, you must provide QUT Guild with your full name, current residential address, phone number and email address for administering purposes. QUT Guild will, with your consent, publish your name in cases such as announcing the winner.
  14. The Entrant can submit more than one entry throughout the Competition Period provided that each entry is unique and original.
  15. The competition result will be announced on the QUT Guild website and social media accounts on 12 September 2023.
  16. The winner must be available in QUT, Brisbane to install the artwork on any dates from 25 September 2023 to 29 September 2023.
  17. The installation of the artwork on the wall must be completed by 29 September 2023.
  18. The winner will be notified via phone call before the announcement is made on the QUT Guild social media accounts.
  19. QUT Guild reserves the right to use any subjective criteria it chooses in selecting a winner and its decision is final and binding.
  20. The winner will receive a prize of a $1,500 gift card, which will be used for purchasing material for the art installation, the designer’s labour cost and other associated expenses for the wall design to be completed.
  21. The prize cannot be transferred or be exchanged for cash.
  22. You will receive a notification from QUT Guild if your entry was received successfully.
  23. QUT Guild reserves the right to change or modify the rules, procedures, dates and other information of this competition. Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.