Lowell 50th Art Competition

 Perth Observatory presents the first Lowell Dome Art Competition. This competition is to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Lowell Dome and telescope.

  • Participants must draw or paint the Lowell Dome in their own style. All artwork outside of photography and meeting the eligibility conditions will be accepted.
  • The Observatory will be open weekdays 10-4 and Sundays 11-3 for artists to visit and get references, reference images will also be supplied on request.
  • This competition is open to all participants but will be split into two categories: Nebula for participants 13 years and younger and SuperNovae for participants 14 and older.
  • It is free entry for the Nebula category and each artwork submitted to the SuperNovae category will have a $5 submission fee.


  • Winner of Nebula Category: Art Supply Pack, Perth Observatory Gift Bag
  • Winner of SuperNovae: $100, Night Sky Tour Double Pass, Observatory prize pack, artwork displayed permanently at Perth Observatory.
  • Commendations: Night Sky Tour Double Pass
  • People’s Choice Award: $100, Night Sky Tour Double Pass

Find more details and the terms and conditions of entry on the entry form