2024 Art Award entries open 1 April
Entries open for the 2024 IHC Art Awards at 9am on Monday 1 April. They close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 April 2024.
Please note that we’ve made a few changes to this year’s competition.
The Art Awards exhibition will be at Webb’s Auction House in Wellington (dates to be confirmed). All entries will be exhibited and available for purchase with artists receiving 100% of the sale proceeds. All unsold artworks will be returned to the artist or studio at the end of the exhibition. We’re not selling them on TradeMe this year.
All artworks must either be on canvas or framed. If they’re on paper or cardboard and unframed, they won’t be exhibited or made available for sale and will be returned to the artist.
Also, anyone who is thinking about entering a photo in the competition will have to enter it in the IHC’s Capture the moment photography competition being held later in the year. There will be no photographs in this year’s Art Awards.
The Art Awards online entry form will be available from 1 April.
New prize for art studios
We are delighted to announce that The Holdsworth Charitable Trust is sponsoring a new prize for art studios this year. (The definition of studio can be found in the Scholarship Terms and Conditions.)
The other prizes, for first, second, third and the L’affare People’s Choice Award, are unchanged.
Studios can submit up to three artworks by different artists for The Holdsworth Charitable Trust Award. Any one of the three artworks submitted will also be eligible for first, second or third place in the L’affare People’s Choice Award winner.
The prize money is $5,000, and will go to the winning studio and not to the artists. It can be used at the studio’s discretion for materials, equipment or a contribution towards additional tutor salaries.
$5,000 First Place Winner
$3,000 Second Place Winner
$2,000 Third Place Winner
$1,500 Youth Award Winner
$2,000 L'affare People's Choice Award
$5,000 The Holdsworth Charitable Trust Scholarship Award