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Adam Portraiture Award 2020: Call for Entries

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New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata
6 Dec 2019
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


Entries for the Adam Portraiture Award 2020 are now open.

Entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious portraiture competition, The Adam Portraiture Award are now invited.  Artists are encouraged to get out their brushes, find their subjects and start painting!

The award, generously sponsored by The Adam Foundation and presented by The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, is one of the country’s longest running art prizes which has a major cash prize of $20,000 and national recognition and regularly tours the country.

Anyone can apply to enter this anonymously-selected biennial contest, as long as the artist is a New Zealand resident or citizen. All portraits must be painted only and subjects have to be a New Zealand resident or citizen.

First Prize: $20,000
Runner up: $2,500
People’s Choice: $2,500

The winner of the 2020 Adam Portraiture Award will be announced 26 February 2020.

2020 Adam Award exhibition opens 27 February 2020.

Before submitting an entry form, please ensure you have read the Conditions of Entry and the Frequently Asked Questions


How to apply

Entry forms and further information are available online at http://www.nzportraitgallery.org.nz/portraits-online/adam-portraiture-award.    

Entries close Friday 6 December 2019, at 4pm

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New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata

23 Sep 2019

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