National Youth Art Awards 2024

Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2024 National Youth Art Awards:

lissalee, Blake Tanner, Max Nasmith, Olivia Connolly, Sandy Kwok, Zasha Skye, Stevie Fiske, Madeleine Cunliffe, Justine Hailey Antenor, e King, Portia Roper, Davina Wang, Madi Bain, Lauren Wood, Nathan Wilson, Hui Huang, Yijia Chen, Xinyue Chang, Zilin Jin, Shuyi Wang, Teresa Li, Koharu Lino, Leandra Moore, Stella Li, Ryan Williams, Belle Warner, Keziah Newton, Yi-Han (Olivia) Wang, Kenzo Robcke, Penamino Tuia, Nat Kirk, Tomaz Zheng, Bonnie Feng, Olive Ruddenklau, Kyra Alkamil, Thomas Liu, Linda Qian, Alvin(Yue) Cui, Charlotte Askin, Leer Mao, Xinyi Zhu, Kelly Zhang, Sarah Jamieson, Aymen Masood, David Zhang, Abby Ou, Cecilia Li, Grace Hodgson, Millie Wright, Nichar Butput, Isabelle Courtney, Prudence Kay, Samara Janes-Nally, Sariah Yerramsetti, Sophiya Andrews, Thaam Pilaisomboon, Elizabeth Thompson, Helena Ho, Jennifer Kan, JuHee Woo, Rachael Park, Zoe Simonsen, Peter McLellan, Cindy Wang, Youbei Qi, Shiyu Liu, Yiran Zhao, Rachel Feng, Angela Yafei, Runzi Zhao, Axl Zhang, Micaela Barnes, Kaya Korkmaz, Hana Silsbee, Zihan Xia, Angelina Lin, Cody Lee, Cody Lee, Felix Wei


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.

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


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 20-25 years–First prize-$2000–Merit prize-$500 15-19 years–First prize-$2000–Merit prize-$500                            13-14 Years–First Prize-$500–Merit Prize-$250 Print Award-$500                            Sculpture award-$500 Photography award-$500 Drawing award-$500       People’s choice award-$500

This Year's Judge:

Judge – Ahsin Ahsin. Ahsin is an artist from the islands of Atiu 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. Judge-Dr. Tamsin Green 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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