Skip to main content
Font Size

6th Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards

The purpose of the awards exhibition is to celebrate and foster artistic and creative practices in New Zealand. Submissions are open to all New Zealand residents and open to all artforms and mediums, including photography. Exhibitors will be selected by a panel of respected arts professionals, and winners will be awarded with monetary prizes as well as a group exhibition the following year at Mairangi Arts Centre.

Key Dates

Submission Deadline | Friday 9 August
Artists advised of outcome | Monday 26 August
Delivery of artworks | 27 August - 15 September
Opening & Awards Ceremony | Saturday 21 September, 2pm
Exhibition dates | 21 September - 16 October


Only one submission per person
Submissions open to all New Zealand residents
Further terms and conditions apply, see entry form for full details

Artwork specific information

All mediums welcome, with exception to giclée prints
All artworks must be original and executed in the past 12 months
No restrictions on dimensions

Prize information

Outstanding Awards given to three outstanding artists
- $1000 monetary prize
- group exhibition in 2020 with fellow Outstanding Awards winners
Merit Awards
- Sponsored by local businesses, details TBC
People's Choice Award
- 1x free class at Mairangi arts Centre valid for 12 months

21 Sep to 16 Oct
$35 entry selected exhibition