Rotary Club of Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Show your art at the Kapiti Art Show

Some Like it Hot, Chloe King

Artists from throughout New Zealand are invited to enter in this annual national exhibition held in Paraparaumu at Labour Weekend each year. Showing your work at the Kapiti Art Show and Competition will raise your profile, you may make sales and you may win prizes.

Over $6,000 in prizes is available, with an overall Best in Show, a runner up, four highly commended prizes and 12 merit prizes.  There is also a People’s Choice award that is voted on by all people who attend the show over the weekend.

Look at “Previous Shows” to see the winners of last year’s Kapiti Art Show and Competition.  Note in previous shows there were several categories of prizes; this has been abandoned in 2019 to be fair to artists as there were unequal numbers of entries in the different categories.


  • Overall Winner $1,000
  • Runner Up $750
  • People’s Choice $500
  • 4 Highly Commended $400 each
  • 12 Merit $200 each

Other information

Who can enter

This competition is open to all NZ resident hobby, amateur artists and professional artists.  This is an opportunity to display your work for sale beside your peers and perhaps to win an award or prize as well!

Entry fees
The entry fee is $30.00 for one painting, $50,00 for two paintings and $60.00 for three paintings. (2019)
Maximum of three paintings per entrant.
If a painting is not selected for hanging, the entry fee is not refundable.
The art work
  • Each painting must be suitably FRAMED or MOUNTED ready for hanging including cord or wire. Folding D-rings are to be fitted.
  • It is preferred that all stretched canvases are to be backed with stiff card or similar material, to reduce the risk of damage while handling.
  • The largest side of any entry shall not exceed 1000 mm including mount and frame.
  •  Hanging or positioning of the paintings will be at the total discretion of the Club.
  • Each painting must have the official catalogue numbers attached (as supplied by the Registrar with your receipt) and the artist’s name and the title of the work, as directed in the entry acknowledgement letter.
  • In the event of information conflict, the Official Conditions of Entry will take precedence
Receiving days for 2019

Wednesday 23 October from 10 am to 4 pm at the Theatre Stage Door, east end of the Southward Museum complex

Sale prices and commission rate
The minimum price on any entry is $350. Any entry received with a lower price may be rejected.

A 30% commission is charged on any works sold

Judging and Prize giving
The Preview Evening is Friday 25 October 2019, from 7.30 pm.  Prize giving is at 8.00 p.m.

Judging will take place on Thursday 24 October.  The Judge Panel of the competition will inspect all paintings and shall be such people as are selected and appointed by the Paraparaumu Rotary Arts Show Committee. The Judges’ decisions shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Cheques for net sales proceeds after deduction of commissions will be posted to the successful artists within 4 weeks after the show closes.
Unsold works
Unsold paintings must be collected by the artists or their authorised representatives between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. on Labour Day, Monday 28 October, unless other arrangements are made at the time of entry.

Any entries not being delivered and/or collected by hand must be presented in suitable reusable packaging.

If unable to collect your work, please include prepaid return courier stickers with the entry form or the works, or make suitable storage arrangements with the Art Show Director for later pick up.

2019 Application Form

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