Competition Overview 

The Sculpture Competition presented by Spotlight showcases the artistic talents of Queenslanders.  

The competition features three classes - representational sculpture inspired by the real world; abstract and or stylised; and outdoor. Entries often include works sculpted with wood, clay, metal, stone or plaster.  

In 2021, the competition will have an exciting new home with the Spotlight Arts & Cookery precinct moving upstairs in the Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC). This will allow for easier drop-off and pick-up for exhibitors via the Royal ICC loading dock. Meanwhile, Outdoor Sculptures (Class 3) will be displayed in the lower Royal ICC. The flower and garden precinct is relocating to this area in 2021 due to its former home, The Old Museum, being rested this year.  

For information on delivery and collection dates, times and location, please read the Important Exhibitor Information. 

We welcome Spotlight as presenter of the Arts and Cookery competitions. All Champions and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters will receive a Spotlight voucher. 


Please note, we will only be accepting online competition entries for the 2021 Ekka. If you need assistance, please contact Competition and Events Coordinator Frances Maguire on 07 3253 5145.

Important Dates
13 June 2021
Final day to upload photo/s of exhibit/s
31 July 2021 09:00 - 15:00
Delivery of exhibits (class 1 & 2)
01 August 2021 09:00 - 15:00
Delivery of exhibits (class 1,2 & 3)
04 August 2021
16 August 2021 10:00 - 18:00
Collection of exhibits (day 1)
17 August 2021 08:00 - 12:00
Collection of exhibits (day 2)
Contact Competition Coordinator
Phone: 07 3253 3900