Established in 1987 the churchie national emerging art prize is a highly regarded prize dedicated to supporting, encouraging and profiling the work of artists in the early stages of their arts careers. Artists from all Australian states and territories are selected as finalists for the exhibition at one of the country’s leading independent art galleries, the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. An overall winner, selected by a high profile industry leader, is awarded a $15,000 cash prize donated by long-time sponsors BSPN Architecture. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), Brisbane.