Rural Arts Festival
Legal stuff for Artists
New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
‘The Spirit of the Land’
The Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture Trust (the “Trust”) presents and invites entries to The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
To be awarded at the Kimbolton Rural Sculpture Festival on April 4 2020.
The Awards and Prizes
The NZ Rural Sculpture Award: $5,000 (non-acquisition award).
The NZ Rural Sculpture Award Runner Up: $1000
The NZ Creative Cocky Sculpture Award: $2000 (Open to all working or retired New Zealand farmers, rural contractors, small block holders, horticulturalists, or persons whose primary income or livelihood is or was from working the land)
The NZ Creative Cocky Runner Up: $500
The NZ Rural Small Sculpture Award: $1000
The NZ Rural Small Sculpture Award Runner Up: $500
The Local Yokel Sculptor Award: $550 (Award is restricted to entries from within the 25km radius of Kimbolton. See map below)
The Local Yokel Runner Up: $250
Give it a go Award: $300 Merit prize. Free entry. (Open to novice sculptors who are new and inexperienced in sculpture creation. Entry is not eligible for any other awards)
The People’s Choice Award: $1000
Pre-School & Primary School Aged Student Group Sculpture Award: $300
Individual Youth Awards 1st prize 2nd prize
Primary School Students Years 1-2 $200 $100
Primary School Students Years 3-5 $200 $100
Primary School Students Years 6-8 $200 $100
Secondary School Aged Students $350 $150
Sculptures should be the children's work allowing for adult supervision.
Five merit awards of $300 will be awarded by the judges across all categories at their sole discretion.
Artists and Materials Brief
This Artist and Materials Brief applies to all Award categories.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards are judged on sculptures which showcase and capture the essence of the New Zealand rural landscape, its nature and communities. The work should reflect the resilience, heart, soul and humour of those who live, work and love this land.
Entrants are encouraged to give expression to their cultural heritage and their unique experience and interpretation of ‘The Spirit of the Land’.
Sculptures are to be constructed from natural or manufactured materials, whether new or recycled, commonly associated with farming or rural landscapes. Sculptures are to exhibit originality, skill, imagination, ingenuity and resourcefulness in their construction.
Entry Criteria and Fees by Award
Artists may nominate a category for their entry but the Trust reserves the right to refuse any entry into a specified category. This would only occur after consultation with the artist.
Early bird registration 2019/20 allows artists to enter three award categories for just $50.00. The entry fee for each sculpture in a single award category is $25 when paid after January 1, 2020
Sculptures may be entered into more than one award, but attract a new entry fee for each award category entered.
There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant.
Entries in the Give it a Go Award are free to enter. Cannot be entered into any other Awards
The People’s Choice Award is not an award open for separate entry – all entries to the remaining categories are open for voting by the festival attendees for the award of People’s Choice.
In addition to the General Conditions of entry the following specific conditions apply to each award.
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Award is open to all entries from throughout New Zealand.
The Creative Cocky Award is open to all working or retired New Zealand farmers, rural contractors, small block holders, horticulturalists, or persons whose primary income or livelihood is or was from working the land.
The Small Sculpture Award is open to all entries from throughout New Zealand. The work must not exceed 1 metre in any dimension.
The Local Yokel Sculpture Award is open to creative locals who live within a 25km radius of Kimbolton. (see map)
Give it a go Award: is open to novice sculptors who are new and inexperienced in sculpture creation. Entry is not eligible for any other awards
Youth categories are open to those aged 18 years and under. This category is open to young persons who live or study within the Manawatu School District only.
The People’s Choice Award is not a separate award open to entry. All entries in the above awards become eligible for the award of People’s Choice on the day of the festival.
The Trust reserves the right to refuse any entry on any ground at the discretion of the Trust.
Comply with the Artists and Materials Brief.
Comply with the Award Conditions.
Must be registered on the online entry form.
Be principally conceived and constructed by the entrant.
Be mounted on a stable base and constructed in such a manner as to be displayed with public safety paramount.
Be for sale on the day of the festival.(exemptions by agreement only - email email@example.com )
Be original works that have not been exhibited in galleries in the Manawatu in the last two years.
Youth entries must deliver their entries on Thursday April 2nd. All other entries must be delivered before midday (5pm) Friday April 3 2020 for judging to take place and not be removed until after 4pm, Saturday April 4 April 2020.
Have registered their entry, provided the information requested and have paid their entry fee of $25 per category by the closing date for entries.
Be the owner of their entry.
Be available by phone on the Friday afternoon during judging
Be available on the day of the Festival (Saturday) for media interviews. (exemptions by agreement only) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent to their name and details being used by the media and for promotional purposes.
Consent to the sale of entries through the Trust’s bank account on the day of the Festival.
Ensure that any legal, regulatory or safety condition that applies to an entry is fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Trust prior to installation.
Undertakes that all care will be taken to ensure security of the works for the duration of the festival, it is however the responsibility of the entrant to insure their work if they feel it is necessary. In other words, the Trust takes no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of any entry.
Will charge 15% commission on all work sold. The delivery of sold items is the responsibility of the seller in conjunction with the purchaser. Sold items may not be removed until after the close of the festival but all sold items must be removed from the Festival site by 5pm Sunday April 6 2020.
Invites sculptors to discuss with the Trust the option to display their work in or around Kimbolton after the festival is over.
The awarding of prizes will be at the discretion of the judges. No discussion will be entered into.
October 30 2019 Early Bird registration begins
March 28 2020 Last Registration Day
April 2 2020 Youth sculptures deliveries accepted from 12:00 noon. Close at 5:00pm
April 2 2020 Adult Sculpture deliveries accepted from 12:00 noon.
April 3, 2020 Adult Sculptures deliveries close at 12:00 noon.
April 3 2020 Judging 1pm - 5pm
April 4 2020 Kimbolton Sculpture Festival 9am – 4pm