Wallace Secondary School Art Awards

Calling all budding McCahons, Friedlanders and Hoteres! 
In the spirit of the Wallace Art Awards, the Wallace Secondary School Art Awards recognise and celebrate emerging artistic talent in New Zealand.

Current year 11, 12 or 13 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. 


First Prize – $500
Second Prize – $400
Third Prize – $300
People’s Choice (as voted by visitors of the exhibition, announced Monday 18 November 2019) – $200

Key Dates

Entries closed – 5pm, Friday 23 August 2019
Finalists’ exhibition – Monday 16 September to Sunday 13 October 2019
Finalists to collect artworks – Monday 14 October to Friday 22 November 2019

How to Enter

You may submit one artwork. Please have the title, dimensions, up to two photographs (maximum file size 5MB) and a brief description of your artwork (maximum 100 words) ready before you begin the entry process. Framing your artwork is not required and does not give you an advantage in the judging process.

If your artwork is selected for the finalists’ exhibition, you are responsible for the delivery/postage of your artwork to the Pah Homestead. Artworks must be received no later than 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018. We will be able to accommodate students who need their artwork back for NCEA submissions. 

Please contact Livia Vidicki-Pentney if you have any queries.