How to Enter

This page is meant as a guide to entry only,
and is not a substitute for the From The Heart To The Ocean Terms & Conditions.

FROM THE HEART TO THE OCEAN – The Max Benjamin Award

From the Heart to the Ocean 2021 will be awarded to the artist who’s work best embodies the theme “From the Heart to the Ocean” and will be judged on Interpretation of tTe theme, Creativity, Originality and Technique.


You may enter one Artwork into From the Heart to the Ocean.


The Entry Fee is AUD$75, which is payable during the online entry process.


Review the Terms and Conditions BEFORE starting your entry (Strongly Advised)

Submit your entries online at the Eco Hero Award Registration and Entry page.


  • Your Personal Details
    • First Name
    • Surname
    • Street Address
    • Contact Phone Number
    • Email Address
  • Your Artist Statement
  • Description of the Medium (eg “Sculpture made from cedar”)
  • Your Artwork’s Title
  • Your Artwork’s Creation Date (Month and Year)
    Submissions for Artwork and  Short Film / Recorded Performance are different:
  • Upload Files named as per the Awards’ file naming conventions if your link is an Artwork (see below)
  • Weblink  to your video if your entry is a short film/recorded performance/animation or similar (see below)
  • Credit Card for payment of entry fee
Entries Close Wednesday
31 March 2021 at 23:59hrs AEST
(Australian Eastern Standard Time) GMT +10:00


  • Artwork entries (except short films and recordings of performance art):
    • maximum of 5 (five) still photographs OR
    • maximum of 4 (four) still images and a 30-second video of the entered artwork.
    • In photos/video, the whole artwork should be visible, clear, and in focus, and any images should best depict the artwork’s association with the theme.
    • Image size should 2700 pixels on the short side (maximum 5MB) in JPEG format for still photos
    • 30 second videos should be .MP4 or .mov format
    • Written pieces should be scanned or exported in .pdf format
  • Short Film / Recorded Performance or similar entries:
    • For short films, animation and recordings of performance art, you must provide a link to a viewable video on-line (example Youtube or Vimeo) maximum duration 210 seconds
    • Performance – dance, short play, song etc – maximum 210 seconds
      (You must be able to deliver a copy of the original video file if you progress to the finals)
      To ensure your Artwork is represented in the best way possible,
      the photos/video submissions of your Artwork
      can be produced by a third-party.



All files must include the Entrants Name in the following style:

Where FTHTTO = From The Heart To The Ocean and file number is a unique identifier.

  • SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_FTHTTO_file number.jpg
  • SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_FTHTTO_file number.pdf
  • SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_FTHTTO_file number.mp4


Fill Terms & Conditions for From the Heart to the Ocean  can be seen here


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