Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the street art competition about?
    The competition aims to encourage the creation of art among Malaysian artists and to build affinity between Malaysia and Melbourne through arts.
  2. What is the theme of the competition?
    The theme is Make Your Mark in Melbourne. All artwork will be based on six (6) Melbourne-inspired themes, such as:
    • Melbourne being place as a sports mad state, here are the many sports that are quite possibly the best in the world to be a sporting spectator:
      Sports: Australian Open - The Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific , 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Spring Racing Carnival
    • From colourful flower shows to fashion festival, there’s always something exciting happening in Melbourne. Here are some of the major festivals and special events throughout the year:
      Major Events/Festivals: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Melbourne Cup
    • The ever expanding arts and culture scene in Melbourne, from art galleries, to museums, Melbourne is a region in love with the arts:
      Creative Industries and The Arts: Hidden Laneways and Arcades, Street Art, Victorian Architecture, Art Centre Spire, Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) , National Gallery of Victoria St Kilda, Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: Van Gogh and the Seasons, Colourful Precincts eg St Kilda, Fitzroy
    • Eat and drink your way through Melbourne, from the renowned wineries to scenic riverside eateries, such as:
      Epicurean Experiences: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Caffeinate in Style, Coffee Culture in Melbourne, High Country Harvest, Grampians Grape Grazing, Yarra Valley Gourmet Trails (vineyards), Paddock to Plate experiences in Mornington Peninsula
    • Melbourne is well known for the diverse natural landscapes and wildlife, as you travel, you would come across many natural inhabitant as you go, as such:
      Natural Experiences: 12 Apostles, The Great Ocean Walk, The Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Wilson Promontory, Victoria’s Snowfields, Phillip Island Penguins
    • Melbourne is filled with department stores, flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers to discover, such as:
      Design, Fashion and Shopping: Colourful Precincts eg Gertrude St in Fitzroy, Chapel St in South Yarra, Little Collins St in MEL CBD, Markets (Queen Victoria Market, Rose St Market, St Kilda Sunday Market, South Melbourne Market etc), Spring Racing Fashion (fashionable hats)
  3. Are there any requirements to enter the competition?
    Yes. This competition is applicable to only Malaysian artists aged 21 years and above.
  4. What type of artwork for entry submission?
    The digital artwork entry submission must be the same design that you would like to create at the street art competition. You can enter street art pieces in any style, such as oil paint, spray paint, charcoal, crayons, marker or watercolour.
  5. What is the email address to send in my entry artwork?
    Submit your entry with a maximum 50 word description, your name, email address, contact number, and profile/CV via
  6. When I submit my entry electronically, what format should my submission be in?
    All artwork submissions should be JPEG format in 300dpi resolution.
  7. When is the digital artwork submissions deadline?
    The submissions deadline would be 7 April 2017, Friday at 5:00PM. Any submissions that come in after the time stamp will not be accepted.
  8. How will the finalists be selected?
    The top 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of the organisers, art gallery proprietors, and international street artist manager.
  9. When will the artist know if he/she is selected for competition?
    The finalists will be notified by 12 April and 13 April 2017 via call or email.
  10. What will the artwork be created on?
    Each artist will be provided only one (1) 8" x 8" plywood panel to work on.
  11. What is the duration of the LIVE artwork competition?
    The duration would be four (4) days, starting from 15 April to 18 April 2017.
  12. Will art tools be supplied during the competition?
    No. Each participant needs to bring their own art tools/materials, including small ladder or chair.
  13. What are the criteria that will be used during the judging process?
    Each work will be graded on the following criteria:
    • Clarity of the concept that reflects the listed themes
    • Originality and uniqueness of artwork
    • Professional quality of proposal
    • Utilisation of space
    • Presentation of artwork
  14. Is there public voting?
    Yes. The public vote via Visit Victoria's Facebook ( would account for 20% of the overall scores
  15. When will the winners be announced?
    The winners will be announced on 26 April 2017 (Wednesday) at Publika Shopping Gallery, The Square.
  16. Is there any entry fee?
    There is no fee to participate in Make Your Mark in Melbourne street art competition.
  17. What is required at Wall To Wall Benalla Festival 2018?
    The winner must be able to paint a 1-2 storey height wall at Wall To Wall Benalla Festival 2018.
  18. What are the rules and guidelines?
    Please refer to the official page for more information: