Entries are now open for the 2024 RAW Arts Awards aimed at young people living, studying, or working primarily in the Greater Bendigo who are aged 25 and under.
The awards are offered across four categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Performing Arts and Short Film, with prizes of $1,000 and $250 awarded for each section.
Entries will also be considered for an additional prize, the YoBendigo/Ambedo award valued at $500.
Work submitted for the awards will be featured in an exhibition and showcase.
City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said the RAW Arts Awards provided a great opportunity to foster young creatives in the community.
"The City is committed to fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people aged under 25 in Greater Bendigo," Cr Metcalf said.
"RAW is a great avenue to encourage and support artmaking so that talented young artists, writers, performers, and film makers can explore and grow their creativity.
"Many past winners are now practising professionals in the creative arts industries."