Jazz Art Competition

Jazz Art Competition for the 42nd Merimbula Jazz Festival Poster

Each year the Merimbula Jazz Festival Committee gives Bega Valley artists the chance to win a $200 prize for using their artwork as the basis for the next MJF poster*.

Competition Requirements

All paintings must feature a Jazz Theme.

Paintings may be in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel or mixed media.

All paintings must be displayed in Club Sapphire for the week leading up to the festival and for the duration of the festival.

  • Entrants must be over 16 years of age and residents of the Bega Valley Shire.
  • Limit of 3 works per artist.


The MJF Committee will select the painting they believe to be the most suitable work for a poster before the end of the Festival.

How to enter

Please contact Joyce McGill on 0428 953 556 for an entry form, delivery and hanging details.


The Merimbula Jazz Festival is most grateful to the Merimbula and Districts Art Group for their assistance processing artists’ entries and hanging the paintings, and to Club Sapphire for their exhibition space. 


*The work remains the property of the artist. The artist’s name will appear on the artwork clearly for their personal promotion purposes. The artist grants the MJF license to use images of the winning work on the MJF website, social media pages and other promotional materials such as posters, flyers and pamphlets.