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2017 National Youth Art Award

Announcing an opportunity to participate in the

Waikato Society of Arts Annual

Midland MRI National Youth Art Award 2017

4 August - 4 September

ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton

It is with much excitement that the Waikato Society of Arts along with our chief sponsor Midland MRI can announce that the Entries for this year’s competition are now open.

Hamilton has been the host for this award for the past few years, the only award in New Zealand exclusive to talented young artists. Prizes totalling $4500 along with Gordon Harris People’s Choice award

All young artists in New Zealand between the ages of 15 and 27 are invited to enter this prestigious competition.

This is a selected show and we are honoured to announce our judge this year will be Karl Chitham, Director of the Tauranga Art Gallery.

The finalists will have their work on show to the public, for a month, at ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton

This award is open to independent artists as well as students who are prepared to jump the boundaries of their curriculum.

Original visual art work that is unique, imaginative, delightful and thought-provoking is welcome.

Work will be limited to 1.2m X 1.2m and will have a 10kg weight limit.

Entry form (pdf)

Midland MRI Grand Prize            $2000

John Collier 2D                              $500

Dr Michael Merriman Print              $500

WINTEC  Digital                             $500

Dr Paul Timmings 3D                      $500

Hamilton Radiology Waikato young artist 15-18 years       $500

Gordon Harris People’s Choice        $200


All entrants receive a free one-year subscription to the Waikato Society of Arts, with benefits including invitations to participate in members’ shows and a monthly emailed newsletter.

Entries due by 9 July 2017

Successful entrants will be informed 17 July

Opening night and Prize giving: Thursday, 3 August, 5.30 – 7.30