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This year's Art Awards run by WSA


National Youth Art Award 2017

Entries for this year’s competition are now open.

Hamilton has been the host for this award for the past few years, run by the Waikato Society of Arts in association with our chief sponsor Midland MRI. This is the only award in New Zealand exclusive to talented young artists, with prizes totalling $4500 along with Gordon Harris People’s Choice award.

Details about the award and entry

The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

This will be its 18th year, this award is an important event on the arts calendar in the Waikato and beyond. This nationally significant painting and printmaking award was established, and is hosted, by the Waikato Society of Arts. It offers one of New Zealand’s most valuable cash awards for New Zealand artists in the fields of painting and printmaking. The $20,000 prize is very generously sponsored by the Philip Vela Family Trust and they also purchase the winning artwork for their collection.

About the 2018 award

2017 winners

Entry forms are now available for THE NEW ZEALAND PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING AWARDS 2018.

The closing date for entries is 14th November 2017

2018 NZPPA Entry Form & Conditions.pdf