Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards & Exhibition 2021


Tauranga Art Gallery is excited to announce our inaugural Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards and Exhibition, scheduled for April 2021. 

With the wonderful support of the Acorn Foundation, our vision is to create an exceptional art experience for young creative minds, whilst engaging and inspiring our local community. The Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards is open to children between 4 – 14 years of age who live in the Bay of Plenty region. The theme for the 2021 Art Awards is Te Taiao | Nature.
Entries open 9am, Monday, 11 January 2021 so get ready kids!

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Complete the entry form below



Age group categories:

4 – 5 yrs  2 x Awards at $100

6 – 8 yrs 2 x Awards at $100

9 – 11 yrs 2 x Awards at $100

12 – 14 yrs 2 x Awards at $100

Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery Award 1 x $100

The Mayor's Award 1 x $100

Innovative Use of Art Materials Award 1 x $100

People's Choice Award 1 x $100


Important Dates

Entries: Entries open: 9am Monday, 11 January 2021

Deadline for receipt of entry: 4pm Friday, 26 February 2021

Selected Finalists Notified: All entrants will receive an email by 4pm Friday, 12 March 2021 to notify if they have been selected as a finalist

Selected Finalist Works: All selected finalists’ artworks must be hand delivered on: 1 – 4pm Wednesday, 24 March 10am – 1pm Thursday, 25 March or 1 – 4pm Friday, 26 March

Deadline for works to be at Tauranga Art Gallery: 4pm Friday, 26 March 2021

Selected Award Recipients Notified: By 4pm Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Prizegiving for Award Recipients: 5pm Thursday, 1 April 2021 at Tauranga Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, 3 April– Sunday, 2 May 2021 Open daily from 10am – 4pm

Exhibited works to be collected at the end of the exhibition period from Tauranga Art Gallery on: 12– 4pm Thursday, 6 May or 1– 4pm Friday, 7 May

Selected award recipients works will stay exhibited at the gallery for the Rotary Treasured Art Exhibition from Saturday, 8 May–Sunday, 16 May 2021


Digital submissions to:
Entry forms are available from Tauranga Art Gallery or on our website.
For queries related to entries contact:
Online Gallery: All entries will be displayed in an online gallery at after digital submissions close
Artworks must be hand delivered to: Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga
We reserve the right to refuse any artworks that arrive outside the designated times or do not meet the eligibility criteria


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