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.

Entries are now closed for the 2024 Parkin Drawing Prize.

Founded by arts patron, businessman and philanthropist Chris Parkin, the national drawing prize is now into its 12th year and has grown into a well-recognised competition not to be missed in the New Zealand arts scene.

The prestigious national prize is $25,000, as well as offering 10 highly commended prizes each worth $500.





Wednesday 28 February 2024 

Entries opened.

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Entries closed 1pm. 

Late June 2024

Works shortlisted for the prize announced.

 Monday 15 July – Friday 26 July 2024 

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

 5 August 2024

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

6 August – 1 September 2024 

The exhibition opens to the public.

Parkin Drawing Prize reserves the right to change any of the above dates.




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