The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.


Finalist to be announced

30 June 2021

Works shortlisted for the Parkin Prize will be announced.







18 March 2021

Entry is now closed.

8 June 2021

Entries closed at 4pm. 
Late entries will not be accepted.

30 June 2021

Works shortlisted for the prize will be announced.

23 July 2021 

Works shortlisted for the prize to arrive at the Academy, 4pm.

 2 August 2021

The winner will be announced at the official awards evening at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

3-29 August 2021 

The exhibition will open to the public.




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