New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
‘The Spirit of the Land’
The Kimbolton Arts and Sculpture Trust
invites entries to
the New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards
to be awarded at the
Kimbolton Rural Sculpture Festival on April 4, 2020.
The 2020 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 Sculpture 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.
Entries close March 28 2020
The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards are awarded to sculptures which showcase and capture the essence of New Zealand’s 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 own 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.
Please note – entries are to be substantially the work of one person. Technical support can be provided to the artist/sculptor by others, but this must be explicitly noted by the entrant as part of their entry.*
Group entries are invited from Pre-school & Primary School Aged Students.
Individual youth awards will be awarded in four categories. Youth awards are open to all schools or preschools or home schooled students within the Manawatu School District.
NZ Rural Small Sculpture Award Sponsor
Creative Cocky Award Sponsor
Local Yokel Award Sponsor
Peoples Choice award Sponsor