Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists can be in the chance to win $40,000 cash by simply submitting their artwork.

The Telstra Art Award, Australia’s longest running art award dedicated to the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, is now open.

The prize pool for the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award comprises the major $40,000 Telstra Award considered by judges to be the most outstanding work in the exhibition, and the following five categories including:

$4000 Telstra New Media Award
$4000 Telstra General Painting Award
$4000 Telstra Bark Painting Award
$4000 Telstra Work on Paper Award
$4000 Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (also sponsored by Telstra)

The closing date for entries is Friday 16 March, 2012

Download an application from http://www.nretas.nt.gov.au/?a=119133 or phone the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory on 08 8999 8203. The facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/telstraartawards