Ōpunakē’s Taranaki National Art Awards, is a highlight of our regions creative calendar. In its 20th year, this annual event is a national competition offering an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork with the added bonus of a $13,000 prize pool.All entries are displayed in the exhibition held at Sandfords Events Centre. The Awards evening is held at The Sandfords Events Centre, with live music, nibbles and drinks. The judges present the awards to the winning artists.
The Taranaki National Art Awards are presented and judged in seven sponsored categories:
Artists can enter each category once, but can enter multiple categories. The inclusive Awards is open to all Aotearoa/NZ artists. As well a main prize for each section, there is also a highly commended award in each category.