Based on work we've been doing, that is, recording all the finalists for a given art prize in a given year, we've found that art prize exhibitions have a repeat rate of artists selected for the finalists' exhibition of between 8 and 20%, across multiple years.
For example, according to our statistics, 98 artists have appeared in the Mosman Art Prize on two or more occasions, or 14.9 percent of all finalists. The Portia Geach Memorial Award has a repeat rate of 19 percent and the Paddington Art Prize 8.7 percent.
* Note: We have analysed finalists from the past 3-5 years and the figures are accurate for the data we've collected, however the actual number may vary across a larger range of years.
|exhibition_name||# of repeat finalists||Total # of records in our db||% of repeat finalists|
|Kedumba Drawing Award||11||53||20.754717|
|Portia Geach Memorial Award||81||421||19.239905|
|Doug Moran National Portrait Prize||40||212||18.8679245|
|Dobell Prize for Drawing||19||101||18.8118812|
|Sir John Sulman Prize||40||220||18.1818182|
|John Leslie Art Prize||22||130||16.9230769|
|Banyule Award for Works on Paper||21||128||16.40625|
|Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize||34||215||15.8139535|
|Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing||24||155||15.483871|
|Mosman Art Prize||98||656||14.9390244|
|William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize||35||238||14.7058824|
|Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award||11||79||13.9240506|
|Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)||11||86||12.7906977|
|Sunshine Coast Art Prize||23||182||12.6373626|
|Waverley Art Prize||10||83||12.0481928|
|Blacktown City Art Prize||35||291||12.0274914|
|Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize||38||333||11.4114114|
|National Photographic Portrait Prize||15||144||10.4166667|
|Paddington Art Prize||17||195||8.71794872|
|National Works on Paper Prize||21||271||7.74907749|