Design winners

The winner of the 2023 Design Prize (shown above) was Natania Hollingsworth from Gisborne, Victoria

and was Proudly sponsored by


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize – 2024: $1,000

This is an amazing opportunity for artists and graphic designers around Australia to submit designs that will be incorporated into all our branding and marketing material for our next Festival. 

The chosen square (new size) poster design will be used for all 2025 promotional material including a full colour program, posters, flyers, the website, banners and more.

Announced within the JSN/festival opening – 5:30pm Thursday 16th May, 2024 at the Penola High School Hall.

Entries close: Friday 10 May 2024, 4pm

and sent or delivered to:  Penola High School 43 Cameron Street, Penola, 5277.

Entry Fee: $11 cash per entry including GST.  A maximum of four (4) entries per person may be entered.

Your Brief – We are changing things, so please read requirements below

The Festival embraces the visual and performing arts, music, literature, food and wine. The central focus is the arts and incorporates an eclectic mix of performances, exhibitions, and workshops run in conjunction with Coonawarra Vigneron’s showcasing their premier vintages and local cuisine.

The Penola and Coonawarra communities combine their resources to facilitate a weekend that attracts national, state and regional performers and artists.

Penola has a culturally rich atmosphere with historic buildings, parks, a variety of retail shops, cafes and restaurants, which adds to the diverse range of event venues for arts revellers to visit

Design Requirements

  • Design must be presented in an square format (min 300 x 300mm, max 400 x 400mm) for judging purposes
  • An illustration, painting or graphic design that represents the Arts Festival, celebrating Penola’s rich literary history, artists, live music, performing arts, film, kids activities and Coonawarra’s fine food and wine
  • The design must convey the Arts as the primary focus of the Festival and include the the Festival year (date not required).
  • Each design must adhere to copyright regulations and comply with the terms and conditions of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize.