Tauranga City Council is searching for Tauranga’s next superstar street artist through the Paradox: Youth Street Art Competition run in conjunction with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and OfficeMax.
The youth-focused street art competition highlights the creativity and vision of young local artists through the medium of urban street art.
Young artists aged 13 to 24 years from schools, tertiary education providers and community groups in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty can register and submit their work by Tuesday, 23 May. To showcase the variety of street art, the young artists are free to create art with and on any material they choose, as long as the surface is no larger than A1 (594 x 841 mm) and the piece can be easily moved.
A panel of well-known personalities of the arts and street art scene will judge the submitted pieces. The winning artist will get the chance to reproduce their entry on one of Powerco’s substations.
The winners of the competition will see their works exhibited alongside works by Wongi, Lucy McLauchlan, Jacob Yikes and Milton Springsteen. Winning works will be exhibited for the public to enjoy from 29 May to 9 June 2017 in the newly opened Te Ara o Mauao building at the Windermere Campus. This building houses our own creative students and provides a great gallery space for the pieces.
Paradox: Youth Street Art Exhibition
As part of the Festival, Powerco, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and OfficeMax are excited to bring the Paradox: Youth Street Art Competition.
How to enter
The Paradox: Youth Street Art Competition is free to enter.
Download a registration form:
Registration Form for Paradox Youth Street Art Competition (87kb pdf)
Registration Form for Paradox Youth Street Art Competition (155kb word)
Email it through to email@example.com or drop a paper copy off at our customer service centre at 91 Willow Street, Tauranga.
Once you have registered you have until Wednesday, 23 May to finish your piece. Simply take a picture and send it through to firstname.lastname@example.org or My Tauranga on Facebook by 4pm on Tuesday, 23 May.
Competition rules and Terms and conditions
Submissions and registrations close Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Read our competition rules and terms and conditions (87kb pdf)