Maxwell has won numerous awards over the years – some of these awards are listed below 

  • 1971 Victorian Arts Society Applied Chemicals Prize
  • 1978 Mt Waverley Prize
  •  1980 Mt Waverley Art Prize 
  •  1982 A.M.E. Bale Travel Scholarship  enabling him to live and paint in England     
  • 1982 Victorian Arts Society Artist of the year
  • 1984 Victorian Arts Society Artist of the year
  • 1984 Wesley Art Sow First Prize Oil
  • 1985 Sherbrooke Art Prize
  • 1986 Waverley Multi Arts Prize
  • 1986 Rotary Club Warrandyte  First Prize Best Oil/Acrylic  
  • 1986 Rotary Club Warrandyte First Prize 
  • 1987 Waverley Multi Arts Prize
  • 1988 First Priz Warrandyte Art Show
  • 1990 Camberwell Rotary Norwich Group Prize
  • 1991 Mount Waverley Art Show First Prize Oil
  • 1991 Sherbrooke Art Prize
  • 1993 Camberwell Rotary Norwich Prize
  • 1994  Camberwell Rotary Norwich Prize
  • 1998 Camberwell Rotary Art Prize
  •  1998 Toorak College 
  • 1998 Camberwell Rotary Art Prize
  •  2000 Dandenong Rotary Best Pastel Prize
  • Waverley Multi Arts Prize
  • Victorian Artists Society Artist of the Year
  • Mt Waverley Prize
  • 2001   Camberwell Urban Prize 
  • 2001 Mount Waverley Art Show Pastel 
  • 2002  Camberwell Pastel Prize
  • 2002 Mount Waverley Art Show First Prize Oil
  • 2003 Camberwell Major Oil Prize 
  • 2003 Ivanhoe Best Pastel Prize
  • 2004 Sherbrooke Art society Roberts Award
  • 2004 Camberwell Art Show Urban Landscape Prize
  • 2004 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize 
  • 2005 Mount Waverley Art show First Prize Pastel
  • 2005 Camberwell Pastel Prize 
  • 2007 Sherbrooke Streeton Prize 
  • 2007 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize 
  • 2009 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize
  • 2010 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize 
  • 2012 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize 
  • 2012Sir Henry Royce foundation Awards First Prize 
  • South Australia  – Alexandrina Landscape Prize
  • 2014 Maritime Award 2014
  • 2015 Bright Art Show – main prize 2015
  • 2016 Victor Harbor Corporate Prize