Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Â Entries for the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award are now open. Â The New Zealand Portrait Gallery runs the award and are now encouraging artists to prepare for next yearâ€™s significant competition.
The Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealandâ€™s most prestigious portraiture competition which boasts a major cash prize of $20,000 and attracts national recognition.
The award is generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation and is one of the countryâ€™s longest running art prizes.
The winner of the competition and recipient of a $20,000 cash prize will be selected by international Judge Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Â An additional prize of $2,500 will be awarded for the runner up alongside another $2,500 prize for the Peopleâ€™s Choice, awarded at the end of the Adam Award exhibition.
Entry forms and further information available at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.
Entries close at 4pm on 8 December 2017 and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 28 February 2018 to coincide with a public exhibition showcasing all finalists.
Previous winners include AndrÃ© BrÃ¶nnimann in 2016, Henry Christian-Slane in 2014, Stephen Martyn Welch in 2012, Harriet Bright in 2010, Irene Ferguson in 2008 and Freeman White in 2006.