National Youth Art Awards 2024

The National Youth Art Awards 2024 is hosted by the Waikato Society of Arts. The exhibition will be held at artspost galleries, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton with the Awards and Opening night on Friday, 26 July 2024 at 5.30pm. All artists are encouraged to enter from ages 13 years to 25 years in 3 age categories. 13-14, 15-19 and 20-25 years.

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

Below you will find a copy of the entry form for further details and entry fees and prize categories.

Award Dates

Entries close 17 June 2024 Artists notified 25 June 2024-finalists and non-finalists Opening and Awards 26 July 25.30pm

Award Prizes

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

This Year's Judge:

Ahsin Ahsin is an artist from the islands of Aitu and Aitutaki. He has completed major mural works as part of Boon street-art festival and Street Prints Mauao. Ahsin has exhibited largely throughout Aotearoa in Kirikiriroa, Auckland and Melbourne. He has an extensive list of commission work and has participated in international art initiatives including a series in India & Belgium. I whānau mai au i Ahitereiria, ki te whenua o te tangata Gadigal. He uri tēnei no Aerani, no Itaria, no Ingarani, no Kōtirangi hoki. E noho ana au i Kirikiriroa inānei. He kaiako ahua ki Wintec He kaiwhakahaere toi ki Ramp Gallery Ko Tamsin Green tōku ingoa I am originally from Australia, where I lectured in fine art and ran a contemporary gallery. I spent four years in Brooklyn, New York before moving to the Waikato to be close to whānau. I currently teach in the School of Media Arts at Wintec and run Ramp Gallery.

Tamsin Green and Ahsin Ahsin

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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.