Being the world's most liveable city for 7 years running, Melbourne is a sophisticated yet edgy thriving creative metropolis admired for its street art, coffee culture and labyrinth of hidden laneways and arcades.

The competition showcases cross-cultural mix of fashion, food, sport and entertainment, shopping, heritage, and the arts.

The city’s art scene thrives in every crook and cranny, manifesting in a variety of festivals, exhibitions and art markets that pop up across the city.

The competition aims to encourage the creation of art among Malaysian artists and to build affinity between Malaysia and Melbourne through arts.
The Make Your Mark in Melbourne in collaboration with UEM Sunrise street art competition is based on six (6) Melbourne-inspired themes, such as:
  • Sports – Melbourne is the capital of the sports mad state of Victoria and is host to some of the best sporting spectacles in the world:
    Australian Open - The Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific; Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix; Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Spring Racing Carnival featuring the Melbourne Cup.
  • Major Events and Festivals – It’s not just major sporting events - from colourful flower shows to a world class fashion festival, there’s always something exciting happening in Melbourne and Victoria:
    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; the Melbourne Cup; Australian Open and Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
  • Creative Industries and The Arts – The ever expanding arts and culture scene - from art galleries and street art to museums, Melbourne is a city in love with the arts:
    Hidden Laneways and Arcades; Street Art, Victorian Architecture; the Arts Centre; Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI); National Gallery of Victoria; Colourful precincts such as St Kilda and Fitzroy.
  • Epicurean Experiences – Eat and drink your way through Melbourne and Victoria, from the renowned wineries to scenic riverside eateries:
    Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; Caffeinate in Style; Coffee culture in Melbourne; High Country Harvest; Grampians Grape Grazing; Yarra Valley Gourmet Trails (vineyards) and Paddock to Plate experiences in Mornington Peninsula.
  • Natural Experiences – Melbourne and Victoria is well known for the diverse natural landscapes and wildlife:
    The Twelve Apostles; the Great Ocean Walk; the Great Ocean Road; Grampians National Park; Wilson Promontory; Victoria’s Snowfields and the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.
  • Design, Fashion and Shopping – Let your tour of the city take in department stores and shopping centres, arcades and laneways and the flagship stores of edgy Victorian designers:
    Colourful precincts like Gertrude St in Fitzroy, Chapel St in South Yarra, Little Collins St in the Central Business District; Markets like Queen Victoria Market, Rose St Artist Market, St Kilda Esplanade Market and South Melbourne Market and Spring Racing Fashions on the Field (fashion and millinery)
Yes. This competition is applicable to only Malaysian artists aged 21 years and above.
The digital artwork entry submission must be the same design that you would like to re-create at the final LIVE art session. You can enter street art pieces in any style, such as oil paint, spray paint, charcoal, crayons, marker or watercolour.
You must submit your artwork with a description of no more than 50 words, plus your full name, age, contact number and profile/CV via www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com
All artwork submissions should be JPEG format in 300dpi resolution.
The submission deadline is 8 April 2018, Sunday at 11:59PM. Any submissions that come in after the time stamp will not be accepted.
The top 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of the organisers and art gallery proprietors.
The finalists will be notified within the period of 16 April to 18 April 2018 via call or email. The artist will have to respond on accepting to take on the final LIVE art session on the day of notification or no later than 18 April 2018.
Each artist will be provided only one (1) 8” x 8” plywood panel to work on.
The duration would be three (3) days, starting from 27-29 April 2018. All LIVE artwork to be completed by 29 April 2018.
No. Each participant will have to bring their own art tools/materials, including step ladder or chair, etc.
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
Yes. The public is invited to vote on their favourite piece from the top 10 finalists via www.facebook.com/visitmelbournemy from 30 April to 1 May, 2018. The public vote will account for 20% of the overall scores.
The winners will be announced on 4 May 2018, Friday at Publika Shopping Gallery, The Square.
There is no fee to participate in Make Your Mark in Melbourne street art competition.
Please refer to the official page for more information: