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.
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
Merriman Print $500
WINTEC Digital $500
Timmings 3D $500
Radiology Waikato young artist 15-18 years $500
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
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