New Zealand’s Largest Art Competition Calls For Entries
Friday 8th February, 2013
Zealand’s Largest Art Competition Calls For Entries
Calling all artists! You have until February to get your entries in for The Coca-Cola Easter Show Art Awards 2013.
Open to artists of all ages, amateur and professional, The Coca-Cola Easter Show Art Awards is New Zealand’s largest open art competition.
With a total prize pool of over $40,000 and a wide range of categories open to artists of all levels of experience and expertise, the competition attracts around 2,000 entries.
There are painting and photography sections, along with printmaking, ceramics and pottery, glass, wearable glass and woodcraft. Also included are sections for youth aged 10-18 years in the painting and ceramic sections.
This year’s competition theme is ‘New Zealand in Colour’ which has been chosen to express NZ Art.
All entries will be on display for the duration of The Coca-Cola Easter Show which runs from 28th March – 1st April 2013 at the ASB Showgrounds, with most pieces also up for sale at reasonable prices.
For a full schedule and entry forms please contact The Coca-Cola Easter Show office, 09 638 9969 or download entry forms at www.eastershow.co.nz
Tickets for The Coca-Cola Easter Show are on sale at http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/coca-cola-easter-show/auckland/epsom.
For more information go to www.eastershow.co.nz.
Coca-Cola Easter Show
Thursday March 28th to Monday April 1st, 2013
10am – 10pm Thursday to Sunday
10am – 6pm Monday
The Coca-Cola Easter Show:
The Coca-Cola Easter Show is the largest, most exciting live event in Auckland, with all new attractions in 2013, including a giant ferris wheel, circus, entertainment, rides and characters and is also home to the A&P Show.
An iconic Auckland event in every sense, the Coca-Cola Easter Show is all about bringing town and country together in New Zealand's largest family event.
The Coca-Cola Easter Show had its beginnings 168 years ago, beginning as a purely agricultural event to help the fledgling colony develop a sound farming economy. The first A&P show was held in 1843. The aims of the event were to demonstrate excellence in agriculture and animal husbandry, and to promote the breeding of stud animals to establish and increase the farm animal gene pool in the emerging colony.
In 1910, the Auckland Showgrounds were established on Greenlane Road with the first show on the new grounds in 1911. This is now known as ASB Showgrounds, which is owned and operated by the Auckland Agricultural Pastoral and Industrial Shows Board.
Since then the Show has gone from strength to strength. Visitor numbers each range between 50,000 and 82,000 people as the show remains an exciting event for all the family.