Easter Show art awards on

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New Zealand’s largest open art com­pe­ti­tion has kicked off and is call­ing for creative flair.

The Royal Easter Show Art Awards is seek­ing artists of all ages and skill lev­els to en­ter work that will be on dis­play dur­ing the show, which runs from April 1 to 5 at the ASB Show­grounds in Green­lane.

Sec­tions in­clude paint­ing, photography, print­mak­ing, ce­ram­ics, pot­tery, glass and woodcraft, as well as the re­cent ad­di­tion of paint­ing and ce­ramic sec­tions for youth 10 to 18 years and wear­able glass.

The com­pe­ti­tion theme is Re­flec­tions of New Zealand, which en­com­passes all things that make our coun­try unique.

Most art­works will be for sale and a prize pool of more than $40,000 is up for grabs.

En­tries close 5pm on Fe­bru­ary 26, visit www.royaleast­er­show.co.nz for more de­tails or ring Gay­lene Ash­ton on 623-7697.

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