Terms and Conditions of Art Awards


  • Maximum of two works only may be entered.

  • Entries must be for sale and be priced by the entrant.

  • Entry fees are $40 for one entry, $65 for two.

  • Fees must be paid with the entries.

  • The Judges are highly qualified and their decisions are final.

  • All the works must have been completed in 2023 – 2024 and not have been shown before in other exhibitions or awards.

  • The Waimarino Art Awards Committee reserve the right to withdraw any works as we see fit.

  • Absolutely no copies or plagiarising of other artists’ work can be entered. This is illegal and Waimarino Art Awards takes no responsibility for mendacious entries and ensuing prosecutions.

After Opening Night, exhibition of all works will continue until the 10th October, open from 10:00 – 3:00 pm. After-hours viewings may be arranged with the Co-ordinator.

All works must remain in the Theatre for the duration of the exhibition. Purchased works can be posted to buyers by arrangement with the Co-ordinator.

How to Enter

Enter online via this link.

If you are unable to enter online, either print a paper copy, or pick up an entry form from Volcano Vibe, 43 Seddon St Raetihi during business hours. Call the Coordinator if you have any problems. Make sure handwriting can be read!

Deliver your works to:

When you have completed your entry form and complied with any preconditions as regarding quilts, fashion and 3-D art, please deliver or send your works to:

Waimarino Art Awards
c/o Annie Stone
53 Duncan St
Raetihi 4360.

Please check the Key Dates chart below and on the entry portal for deadlines.

Important dates

Please ensure you take note of the following key dates:

Submission Deadlines 

Fine Art
Fibre Art
Film Clip



3D Works

by 30 August



by 2 September


by 6 September

Entry Form

Entry Form

Entry Form

Entry Form

by 13 September

Artwork delivered

Artwork delivered

Artwork delivered

Artwork delivered

Primary Schools must be entered via the school, contact the WAA coordinator.

Secondary school students to enter the appropriate categories as adults and in accordance with the key dates above. 

Sale of Work

All money transactions are managed by the Raetihi Promotions Charitable Trust.

Eftpos will be available from Opening Night until October13th to facilitate sales.

Waimarino Art Awards will add 30% to your price for commission on any sales. Works can only be collected from the exhibition by purchasers at the end of the exhibition on 13th October. No late or part-payments will be allowed.

Entrants will be notified if their work is sold, at the time of the sale. Delivery of the purchased work to the Buyer will be organized and effected by WAA, if requested.  Money owing from the sale of work will be transferred to the Seller by 31 October 2024.

Arrangements can be made for courier postage to out-of-town purchasers.

Insurance and Transit

Insurance is the responsibility of the entrant. Every care will be taken to ensure their safety, but no responsibility will be accepted by the organizers for any loss or damage in transit or any other time.

Rules regarding Packaging:

  • Items should be packaged in a way that is easy to undo, then reassemble at the end of the Exhibition or when your item is sold.

  • At the end of the exhibition, works will be repacked in their own wrappings. Only if return postage stickers are provided, the works will be returned by courier post. 

  • All other items must be picked up in person by the end of the weekend 11th – 13th October, from the Royal Theatre, 23 Seddon St, Raetihi between 10 – 3:00pm.  Any items not collected by then will be hard to track down, as a few people have found in the past! If any crisis prevents their collection during that time, contact the coordinator, who may make extra arrangements.

Annie Stone