Conditions of Entry

Entries are now open for 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize

1. Entries
Artists may submit up to two drawings completed in 2016 or 2017. Entries must be submitted through the online entry form.
Images of entries must be jpegs up to 5MB each. Entries close at 4pm on 16 June, 2017.

2. Selection of Works

A selection panel will view all visuals and select approximately 70 to 80 works that will be invited into the exhibition and from which the winning entries will be selected. Winners will be announced on 1 August 2017.

3. Fees
The non-refundable entry fee of $40 per drawing ($80 for two drawings) can be paid by Direct Credit, Cheque or Credit Card. This entry fee is for the management of the competition and does not contribute to the competition prize money. All fees include GST.

Direct Credit payments are to be made into account: 06-0561-0014541-01. Put your name in the Particulars Field, Entry No. in the Code Field and Parkin Drawing Prize in the Reference Field.

Cheques are to be made payable to the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and posted to PO Box 25482, Featherston Street, Wellington, 6011.

Credit card payments are acceptable. Please phone the Academy on 04 499 8807 and select #2 to make payment by credit card.

4. Delivery of Artworks
Works shortlisted for the prize are to arrive at the Academy by 4pm on Tuesday 25 July 2017. Deliveries can only be made between 10am and 4pm. Delivery address is: New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011.

Works deemed unsuitable for display include wet artworks or those which may emit offensive odours or degrade.

5. Freight and insurance
Forward and return freight is the responsibility of the artist. All transit insurance forward and return is to be borne by the artist. The NZ Academy of Fine Arts accepts no liability for loss or damage during transit or while works are at the gallery. Insurance is the artists responsibility.

6. Labelling and Hanging

Work and packaging labels will be sent to artists whose work is shortlisted for the prize. A work label then needs to be attached to your work.  

The Academy reserves the right to attach hanging devices to the back of your work. 

Works with an electrical component must be accompanied by a current Safety Certificate from a Master Electrician. All equipment, eg DVD Players, TVs etc must be supplied and either installed by the artist or have full and clear installation and operation instructions attached.

7. Judging
Prior to the exhibition opening the judge will view the shortlisted works and select one entry for the major award of $20,000. Ten highly commended prizes worth $500 each will also be awarded. The decisions of the judge will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winning drawing shall become the property of the Parkin Drawing Prize once the prize money is paid to the artist(s).

8. Results and Exhibition opening

The works selected for prizes will be announced at the official awards evening being held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

9. Sales and Commissions
All work must be for sale. Sale price includes a commission of 33.33%. (GST Included), which will be deducted from the sale price on all works sold. Payment for sold works will be made after the exhibition has finished.

10. Promotion
The Academy reserves the right to reproduce any works for catalogue or publicity purposes. The entry form is evidence of the artist’s consent. Copyright remains with the artist.

11. A Note about privacy and personal information
Access to your personal information will be limited to use by the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. This personal information will be recorded on the Academy’s database system and cannot be accessed by any unauthorised person.

The Academy will take all reasonable care with your work(s) but shall not be liable under any circumstances whatsoever for damage caused to any work irrespective of how that damage is caused.

Your work will be stored for no longer than four weeks after the closing date of the exhibition after which time a charge of $10 per week will apply for storage at the Academy's discretion. If after three months it is still unclaimed the Academy may sell the work to defray costs.