2022 National Youth Art Award

Check out this document for lots of useful tips towards exhibiting: Preparing your work for Exhibition

Open to all New Zealand visual artists aged 13 to 25 years old

This year the National Youth Art Awards and exhibition will be held at the Wintec Media Arts Center, Alexander Street, Hamilton

Exhibition Opening and Awards : Thursday 4 Aug, 2022 @ 5.30 – 7.00

Exhibition dates: 5 August, 2022 – 28 August, 2022

Artist information:
Birth date(you must be between 13-25 on 16 June 2022)

Medium categories
□  drawing           □  painting
□  print             □  digital       □  illustration
□ mixed media   □  sculpture
□  installation      □  photograph
□  other: ____________________________________
Measurements (in mm):

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Special requirements for displaying work (ie power source, plinth):

Price commission of 15% which applies if the work is sold): $

All artwork must be for sale.
Do not send your original art work until you have been notified as a finalist.

Art work is not to exceed the dimensions of 1500mm x 1500mm. Maximum weight of artwork must not exceed 10 kg.

Entries limited to 2 entries per artist.

Please include up to 3 high-quality images of the work.

Finalists will be provided instructions for delivery of works – please note all freight/transport costs are to be met by the artist.

Include your artist’s statement (maximum 50 words).

Entry fee: 13-14 years $15 for 1 entry or $20 for 2 entries
15-25 years $20 for 1 entry $35 for 2 entries

Schools entering over 10 entries-15% discount on total entries

Online entry/payment unless organized with WSA – Entering via our website includes making payment at this point.

Enter online at wsa.org.nz in the Awards section, by 16 June 2022. Please contact wsa@wsa.org.nz or phone 078394481 if you have any issues. Finalists will be notified by email by 23 June, 2022 and provided with delivery instructions.
Indemnity: I consent to WSA collecting the contact details provided above. I understand that my entry fee entitles me to WSA membership if requested and that WSA may retain and use these details for the purposes of communicating with members. This consent is given in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. I have read the entry conditions attached and agree to abide by them. The submitted entry is my own work and not copied from the work of another artist. I agree to the work being reproduced for the purposes of promotion from time to time.

Award Dates

Entries close – 16 June 2022 Finalists and non-finalists notified – 23 June 2022 Deliver work by 28 July 2022 Awards evening 4 August 2022 @ 5.30pm Exhibition open to all 5 August 2022 – 28 August 2022 Pick up unsold art by 29 August 2022

Award Prizes

OVERALL CATEGORIES AWARD: $1500   20-25 years – First prize $2000, Merit prize $500 15-19 yearsFirst prize $2000, Merit prize $500    13-14 Years – First Prize $500, Merit Prize $250 Sculpture award – $500  Print award – $500  Photography award – $500  People’s choice award – $500

This Year's Judge:

Helen Dowling has a BMA from Wintec Hamilton and an MFA from Whitecliffe Auckland. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Wallace Arts Trust and the Waikato Museum, as well as several private collections. Helen likes the idea that art has the ability to connect the self to the self and the self to the world. She is delighted to be a judge in this year’s NYAA and wishes all entrants the very very best. Daron Parton is originally from the UK. He moved over in 1995 with his NZ wife, Karen and they have two boys, Ollie and Rhys. He graduated from Central St Martins School of Art. He started working as an illustrator straight from college mainly for Editorial clients. He worked as a designer for 5 years and as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. His work comprises of Packaging, Advertising, Digital, Editorial and children’s books. In the last year he’s been taken on as a political cartoonist with the NZ Herald. He has  also worked as a teacher at AUT & Wintec, teaching BA students. Daron also works on his own work, i.e. painting. The paintings are dotted around the world.

Helen Dowling and Daron Parton

Apply Online

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i.e. Power source, plinth

I.e. Drawing, Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Digital, Photograph, Mixed Media

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Is there anything you would like to say about your artwork?

I consent to WSA collecting the contact details provided above. I understand that my entry fee entitles me to WSA membership if requested and that WSA may retain and use these details for the purposes of communicating with members. This consent is given in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. I have read the entry conditions attached and agree to abide by them. The submitted entry is my own work and not copied from the work of another artist. I agree to the work being reproduced for the purposes of promotion from time to time.