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This year's Art Awards run by WSA


National Youth Art Award 2018

The Midland MRI National Youth Art Award is open for entries again and we cannot wait to see this year’s submissions!

The amazing Anna Mile’s has come on board to judge this year’s event and we are thrilled to be working with her. Owner and operator of the contemporary dealer gallery (the Anna Mile’s gallery in Auckland), she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about contemporary art in Aotearoa.

Again, we have seven awards to present: The Midland MRI Grand Prize of $2,000, the Breakthrough Artist award ($1,000), Emerging Young Artist award ($500), the Print award ($500), the Abstract award ($500), the Photography award ($500), and the People’s Choice award ($250).

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a national art award whether this is the first time you have had the opportunity to exhibit or you have done it before. An exhibition of the finalists will be shown at ArtsPost in Hamilton from September 7th – October 8th. We look forward to seeing your exhibitions as they roll in, entries close July 27th.

If you have any questions regarding the award, feel free to email us at wsanyaa2018@gmail.com

Good luck!

To download and print an entry form for this year's 2018 NYAA please click the link below:


The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

This will be its 18th year, this award is an important event on the arts calendar in the Waikato and beyond. This nationally significant painting and printmaking award was established, and is hosted, by the Waikato Society of Arts. It offers one of New Zealand’s most valuable cash awards for New Zealand artists in the fields of painting and printmaking. The $20,000 prize is very generously sponsored by the Philip Vela Family Trust and they also purchase the winning artwork for their collection.

About the 2018 award

2017 winners


Premier Award (Phillip Vela Family Trust) - John Pusateri - Buho y Calavera

Merit Award (WSA) - Tim Croucher - Princess

Merit Award (PCANZ) - Jacqueline Aust - Atlas Of Declensions

Highly Commended - Hiria Anderson - My Advance Care Plan

Highly Commended - Flynn Morris-Clarke - Young Hubris

People's Choice (Gordon Harris) - Libby Vandy-Mines - Whaingaroa, Raglan

ArtsPost commission

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