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ECC NZ Student Craft Design Awards - Call for entries

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Friends of The Dowse
10 Oct 2021
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Design, Education & Development, Visual Arts


About The Awards

Since 1986 The Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to New Zealand tertiary students through an Award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft. 

The Friends of The Dowse offer these awards to provide an opportunity for students to step into creative industries with a coveted award to their name, and to gain financial assistance. Thanks to our partners for their continuing support: ECC Ltd, Tuatara, The Village Goldsmith, L'affare, Efficient Moving and Storage and The Dowse Art Museum.


The Awards are open to full or part-time students enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution during 2021, or who completed the final year of their course in 2020.

Students must be currently enrolled in 2021 as a student, or have completed a course in 2020 in a lighting, furniture, product design, ceramics, fashion, textile, jewellery or visual communication design (illustration) related course to be eligible. 

Students are eligible:

  • if you are currently studying an undergraduate course in 2021 (ie: Bachelor, Certificate, Diploma and any year including 1st to 4th years)

  • If you are currently studying a postgraduate course in 2021 (ie: Masters or Postgraduate Diploma)

  • if you completed an undergraduate course in 2020 (ie: Bachelor, Certificate or Diploma level)

  • if you completed a postgraduate course in 2020 (ie: Masters or Postgraduate Diploma level)


ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Supreme Award (x1) $1,000

L'affare Innovation in Sustainability Award $1,000

ECC Ltd Lighting Award $1,000

The Dowse Ceramics Award $1,000

The Village Goldsmith Jewellery Award $1,000

ECC Ltd Furniture Design Award $1,000

ECC Ltd Product Design Award $1,000

Friends of The Dowse Fashion Design Award $1,000

Friends of The Dowse Surface Design Award $1,000

Tuatara Visual Communication Design Illustration Award $1,000

ECC NZ Student Craft / Design People’s Choice Award (x1) $1,000

Up to 15 x Highly Commended Entries



Register your interest at and keep up to date with the awards information.

If you have any questions please contact:

Heather Crichton

Awards Director




How to apply

Please check out all the entry requirments at

Written by

Friends of The Dowse

14 Sep 2021

The Friends of The Dowse are a group of like minded people who are avid supporters of The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.