Miles Art Awards Entry 2019-20

Miles Art Awards 2020

This bi-annual event and exhibition is an opportunity for artists residing in the Bay of Plenty to submit their most accomplished artworks for Tauranga’s premiere art award. The finalists work will be shown in a curated exhibition (14 March – 7 June 2020). This is the sixth installment of our biennial awards and exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery.


The event is named after one of Tauranga Art Gallery’s original donors, Venetta Miles, who is remembered for her considerable foresight and generosity. The Miles Art Awards is generously supported by The Venetta Miles Trust and made possible also thanks to the Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Mayor, The Incubator Creative Hub, and the Bay of Plenty Times.


See the full Terms & Conditions here...


Changes to selection process:

Entries must include up to 4 photographic images of the work. These images will go through a pre-judging selection panel to determine the final 40 works. Once the selected finalist works are in the Gallery the principal judge will then decide on the winners.
Only artworks selected as finalists for the exhibition will be delivered to the Gallery.


Important Dates:


Deadline for receipt of entry: 4.30pm Tuesday 31 December 2019

Fill in online entries :
Post entry form with fees to: Tauranga Art Gallery, Box 13255, Tauranga 3141
Or email to

Entry forms are available from Tauranga Art Gallery or on our website. For queries related to entries contact or phone: 07 578 7933

Selected Finalists notified:

3 February - 7 February 2020. All entrants will receive an email by 4pm on Friday 7th February 2020 to notify if they have been selected as a finalist.


Delivery of Selected Finalist Works:
Can only happen between 17 February – 21 February 2020. Deliveries must be between 10am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday only. 
Delivery of works by courier or in person must arrive no later than:Friday 21 February 2020, 3:30pm

Courier deliveries must be addressed to:
Miles Art Awards, Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110

Artworks arriving in person must be delivered to:
Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110

We reserve the right to refuse any artworks that arrive outside the designated times or do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Official Opening and Awards

Friday 13 March 2020, 5.30pm Tauranga Art Gallery


Exhibition Dates

14 March - 7 June 2020 open daily from 10am-4.30pm


Return of Works:

Exhibited works to be collected at the end of the exhibition period from Tauranga Art Gallery on:

Thursday 11 June 2020, 12noon – 4pm or
Friday 12 June 2020, 10am – 12noon

Sold works can be collected by the purchaser (with proof of ID) or a designated courier paid for by the purchaser.
Unsold works can be collected by the artist or a designated courier paid for by the artist

For further or for queries related to pick-up and drop-off contact: Phone 07 578 7933


Tauranga Art Gallery, 108 Willow Street, Tauranga


Tuesday 1st October 8:00am - 31st December 2019 10:30pm


Enter your own work - $70

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