Feb 24, 2019

Wallace Secondary School Art Awards

  • Crimson Education
  • Wallace Arts Trust Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand
University Selection Competition Workshop Skill Building Other


The Wallace Secondary School Art Awards recognises and celebrates emerging artistic talent in New Zealand. Current Year 11, 12 or 13 secondary students from around New Zealand can submit an artwork in the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

Finalists will be selected by the Wallace Arts Trust team and will be exhibited at the Pah Homestead in Auckland.

First Prize – $340 USD
Second Prize – $270 USD
Third Prize – $200 USD

People’s Choice (as voted by visitors of the exhibition) – $130 USD.

For more information please visit the offical website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




All New Zealand upper-high school students are eligible to compete, and there are not a finite number of positions available - therefore there is a low level of competition for the entry itself.

Participation Cost


All submissions are made free of charge.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


There are no pre-requisite technical abilities required to enter, however, in order to an eligible winner, individuals must be creative, have practical skills in art-making, a sense of vision and an appreciation of aesthetics.

Time Commitment


The amount of time dedicated to this competition is at the own participants discretion.

Application Deadline

Artworks must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018.

Application Process Includes

One artwork may be submitted online, which must include a title, dimensions, up to two photographs (maximum file size 5MB) and a brief description of the artwork (maximum 100 words) before the entry process.

If the student's artwork is selected for the finalists’ exhibition, they are responsible for the delivery/postage of the artwork to the Pah Homestead.

Dates of submissions for the 29TH ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS 2020 are TBA.