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Call for entries - 1 Nov 2021
Exhibition - 4 Feb - 15 May 2022

This biennial event and exhibition is an opportunity for artists residing in the Bay of Plenty to submit their most accomplished artworks for Tauranga’s premier art award. The finalists' work will be shown in a curated exhibition (4 February – 15 May 2022). This is the seventh installment of our biennial awards and exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery.

The event is named after one of Tauranga Art Gallery’s original donors, Venetta Miles, who is remembered for her considerable foresight and generosity. The Miles Art Awards is generously supported by The Venetta Miles Trust and made possible also thanks to the Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Mayor, The Incubator Creative Hub, and the Bay of Plenty Times.

Call for entries: 

Bay of Plenty artists can submit their work online from 1 Nov 2021, via a link on this website. 

The Miles Art Awards 2022 Terms and Conditions are available to read here.


Miles Supreme Award $10,000
Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery Award $1,000
Tauranga City Council Award $500
Ethel MacMillan Award $250
The Incubator Creative Hub Emerging Artist Award 
The People's Choice Award


With the support of: 


Principal Funder

Annual Strategic Partners

  Project Partners