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Entries closing 24 November - Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D - 2022

Job details

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
24 Nov 2021
Bay of Plenty
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Community & Access Arts


This annual non-acquisitive award is dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting and drawing and 3D genres in alternate years. The award has developed over 30 years and sits credibly within the New Zealand arts community. A high standard of work is selected to form the exhibition from nationwide entries by three pre-selection judges working independently, and offers over $20,000 in prizes.

For participants, the award offers professional development opportunities to artists by showcasing their 3D practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.


  • Molly Morpeth Canaday (Whakatāne) Fund Major Award $10,000
  • Akel Family Runner up Award $4,000
  • Craigs Investment Partners Youth Art Award $2,500
  • Robinson Law Highly Commended Award $1,000
  • Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award $1,000
  • The Incubator Award  - Exhibition package $1,500 value
  • 4ArtSake Local Merit Award $500
  • Frames by Daniel Merit Award $500 (product)

Exhibition dates: Opening night and awards presentation Saturday 12th February, and continues from Sunday 13th February – Saturday 9 April 2022
Weekdays : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Weekends : 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Location: Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre

How to apply

You may submit up to two entries.  Please fill in a separate Entry Form for each entry.

Before you enter - please have ready:

  • Artist information - Name, address, email and phone numbers.
  • Artwork - Title of work, medium used, dimensions of work, (eg 200mm x 1000mm x 450mm), and weight of work.
  • Price for sale including commission (35% inc.GST.)
  • Digital images for upload. You may submit up to three images with each entry. One of the images must be of the whole work in a gallery or studio space. Digital images to be 1-3MG saved as jpeg files. Image file name to be the title of your work written in this format example. "my_self_portrait_1" etc.
  • Artist Statement optional - Up to 100 words.
  • Credit card / PayPal details. Entry Fee is $40 per entry.
  • Ensure that you have read the Conditions of Entry including Covid 19 information.

Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

23 Sep 2021