2021 Crackpot Cup Competition

Terms & Conditions

(the essential small print!)

Conditions of Entry:


All entries submitted must be the original work of the artist.


·       Size limit – 20cm by 20cm.


·       Entry fees are non refundable.


·       Finalists for each category will be chosen by 

        judges for the exhibition from photographs and

        description provided.


·       Each category will be judged individually

        for a winner.  The overall winner will then be

        selected from those three 1st place choices.  

        2nd and 3rd place choices will then be allocated. 

        The “People’s Choice” which will be chosen by

        ballot and announced at the end of the exhibition

        on Sunday 5th December 2021


·       All finalist cups will be for sale and will have a 20%

        commission deducted if sold.


·       Works chosen as finalists are to be delivered either

        in person to:

        Crackpot Studios and Gallery, 20 Lawrence Street,

        Freshwater, NSW 2096


        posted/couriered to:

       11 Adrian Place, Balgowlah Heights, NSW 2093.


·       All entries must be well packaged with packaging

        that can be used for return of cup if necessary.  

        No responsibility is accepted by Crackpot Studios

        and Gallery for damaged goods during transit.


·       All finalists must include cost of return postage by

        stamps.  If the item is sold, the stamps will be

        returned to the finalist.  Unsold items that do not

        have return stamps will be held at Crackpot Studios

        and Gallery either for collection or arrangements

        are made for return postage.

·       All care will be taken with Finalist entries.

        However, NO LIABILITY will be accepted for loss or

        damage by Crackpot Studios and Gallery during

        transit or The Cup Exhibition. Finalists should make

        their own arrangements regarding insurance for the



·       Collection of unsold cups is on Tuesday

        7th December 2021 & Wednesday 8th December

        between 10am- 4pm. Entries that require posting 

        will be posted by Australia Post during this period

        with stamps provided by the competitor.


·       Uncollected work will be sold within a month to

        help offset costs. 


·       Entrants will be advised if work has sold prior to 

        pick up dates.


·       All finalist cups will be displayed and available for

        sale in The Cup Exhibition to be held at Crackpot

        Studios and Gallery, 20 Lawrence Street,

        Freshwater, NSW 2096.


·       Crackpot Studio and Gallery reserves the right to

        publish images of Finalist cups for promotional

        purposes with the Artist being credited.


·       If a physical or online exhibition is not possible or

        the event needs to be cancelled, then Crackpot

        Studios and Gallery will refund the entry fee to all

        entrants (less the merchant service fee cost)

Follow us on INSTAGRAM to find out about the
2022 Crackpot Cup Competition!
More info soon.  Entries will open on 1 August 2022

2021 Crackpot Cup Competition
Exhibition 20 November - 5 December

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Congratulations to Helen Earl,
Winner of the Crackpot Cup Competition!

Congratulations to Jennifer Everett (functional) and
Yegana Jafarova (mythical)
Runners up of the Crackpot Cup Competition

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Thank you to the judges, Katherine Roberts, Christopher James, Juz Kitson and Corinne Smith.  It was not an easy task with so many outstanding entries.

Crackpot Cup Competition

Gillian Martin

Jenny Holland

Jacqui Sosnowski

Denise McDonald

Mandie Robertson

Gianna Dinatale

Kara Pryor

Jennifer Everett

Cathy Allen

Elizabeth Lewis

Jon Curnoe

Christopher Plumridge

Roy Chandra

Christine Sadler

Reanne Brewin

Glenda Killingsworth

Elizabeth Cashmore

Therese McMahon

Susannah Paterson

Marianne Huhn

Tessa Hoser

Araceli & Dominic Adams

Godelieve Mols

Kit-Fong Wong

Hayley Sheehan

Bill Robinson

Meri Andric

Mel Gras

Michael Amsoms

Tim Holmes

Robert Linigen

Joanne Padovan

Takeaki Totsuka

Minna Graham

Yegana Jafarova

Helen Earl

Debbey Watson

Simone Young

Heidi Steller

Karen Jennings

Pauline Meade

Kate Combes

Sue Harrison

Ron Tuck

Margaret Hall

Korina Konopka

Hayden Youlley



With restricted movements, lockdowns and working from home, what better way to channel your energy than creating an award winning cup! 

There are three categories: 

Functional   l   Mythical   l   Futuristic

First: $1,000.00
Second & Third: $400.00 each 

People’s choice $200.00

Key dates:

Delivery of Finalists work: 2-7 November 2021

Exhibition Opening Event: 20 November 2021 4pm to 6pm

Exhibition dates: 20 November – 5 December 2021

Pick-up of cups: Sunday 5 December (let us know if you need an alternative option)