Nelson City Framers Paramount Art Award

Award winner received $2000

This year's Paramount Award is proudly presented by the Nelson City Framers.  All artists selected for  Art Expo Nelson 2015 may enter this award.  Between ten and fifteen finalists will be chosen and their  selected artworks will be displayed together in a separate area at Art Expo Nelson.  Opening date for applications will be advised in the near future to Art Expo Nelson 2015 artists.
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Sprig & Fern Tavern People's Art Award 

$1000 prize money and the winning artwork on the label of a limited edition beer

This year we are extending competition entry to all New Zealand artists.   The finalists entries will be displayed in  7 Sprig and Fern Taverns in the Nelson region and 2 Sprig and Fern taverns in Wellington  where patrons can vote for their favourite  piece.
The finalists originals will be displayed and available for sale at Art Expo Nelson 2015.  The most popular entry as voted by Sprig & Fern patrons will be announced at the Awards evening  on Saturday 24th October. The winner will also receive $1000 in prize money.
This is a really unique opportunity for you to promote your artwork in a different medium, instead of a traditional art gallery space.  This has proven a popular art award these last 2 years.
Please check back here early June for updated details or provide us your email using our Contacts page and we will notify you when applications are open.
Nikki Romney artwork on Sprig & Fern label

Nikki Romney winning artwork on Sprig & Fern label 2014


Crowe Horwath Business Art Award

Business Art Award - win $500

Again this year Crowe Horwath are sponsoring the Business Art award.  The ethos of this award is "a piece most suited to a business environment".  This award will be chosen from the art presented  at  opening hour of the Art  Expo Nelson and the award will be announced at the awards night on the Saturday evening 24th October 2015.
Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award winner

Dean Bradley, Crowe Howarth Business Art Award 2014 winner