Call for Entries - Art Competition "Linking the Lakes"

Call for Entries - Art Competition

Get your thinking caps on and get the inspiration flowing, Taupo Winter Festival is calling for entries for this year's art competition:

"Linking the Lakes: Taupō and Taihu (Suzhou)", celebrating the 10th anniversary of sister cities, Taupō and Suzhou, China.

Think about what uniquely connects Taupō and Suzhou - similarities, contrasts, relationships, landscape, heritage...what binds these two places? For example landscape connections, sisterhood, friendship, gardens (osmathis is their city flower) and waterways unique to both places. The work can be expressed in any aspect from realism, expressionism, surrealism or abstraction.

All media are welcome, including photography, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

It is an open competition for artists 16 years and over.

There will be a People's Choice Award vote and the winner will receive an award from the sponsor Le Pine & Co. Entries to be displayed and for sale in the Great Lake Centre foyer and possibly theatre or Great Hall.

Entries Open Monday 4 June: You are asked to please submit your entry form/s (below) along with an image/s of your entry electronically to Our selection panel will select works for exhibition at this stage.

Entries CLOSE Friday 22 June: Entry form/s and image/s must be received at the email above by 5pm 22 June for selection.

Selected entries must be delivered to the Great Lake Centre between Monday 2 and Friday 6 July (during office hours). Unsold enties to be collected Monday 16 July.

For more information email

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Posted: Fri 23 Feb 2018