All prize winners will receive cash prizes, and will be given increased exposure on the website, in media and in the out door poster exhibition.


Overall Award Winners

Supreme Award

sponsored by Bill Blackadder Trust

The 2020 SUPREME AWARD will go to the winning entry ($1000 cash prize)

Two HIGHLY COMMENDED awards will be made ($250 each)

Special Awards

West Coast Expression

– Sponsored by WAI (Westland Arts Inc.)

An artwork that reflects any aspect of the West Coast, Te Tai o Poutini. Any medium.(First prize $500; runner up $250).


Poutini Ngai Tahu Award

– Sponsored by Bill Blackadder Trust

For Poutini Ngai Tahu descendants of Ngati Waewae and/or Ngati Mahaki. (First prize $500)


3-d Form

– Sponsored by Fulton Hogan

For artworks in any medium that are 3-dimensional in form. (First prize $500; runner up $250)


Young Artist

– Sponsored by WCSA (West Coast Society of the Arts)

For 18-24 year olds. (Prize of $500)


The Yvonne Rust Tai Poutini Landscape Award

– Sponsored by the Yvonne Rust West Coast Arts Trust

A West Coast landscape in any medium.

$500 for first place and $250 runner up.