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.

Calling all artist....

The NZ Academy of Fine Arts and the Parkin Foundation are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2023 Parkin Drawing Prize. Founded by arts patron, businessman and philanthropist Chris Parkin, the national drawing prize is now into its eleventh 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.





14 March 2023 

Entry is now open.

31 May 2023

Entry closes at 4pm. 
Late entry will not be accepted.

27 June 2023

Works shortlisted for the prize to be announced.

21 July 2023 

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

 31 July 2023

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

1 August - 3 September 2023 

The exhibition opens to the public.

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




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