TSB Community Trust
Emergence Award For Young Taranaki Artists 2020

July 24 - August 16, 2020


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Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, with the generous sponsorship of TSB Community Trust, is organising and mounting its second Taranaki-based competition and exhibition for young emerging visual artists. 


You must be born in Taranaki, live in Taranaki, or have attended secondary school in Taranaki and be aged 14 to 26 years on July 3, 2020, the date entries close.  

Acceptance of Terms 
Each Artist who submits a Work acknowledges and agrees that they are bound by these terms and conditions, in consideration for Percy Thomson Gallery providing the artist with the opportunity to submit a Work for potential selection and display in the Exhibition. 
For the avoidance of doubt, entry of Work into the Exhibition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions 
1. No unauthorised use of any copyright images, photographs, text or other material will be accepted.  Where a recognisable image of a person is used in the Work that person’s consent must be obtained in writing.
2. Artwork for the Exhibition will be selected by director Rhonda Bunyan and two other community artists. The Director’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. Artists acknowledge that:
a) They are responsible for depositing and collecting the Work from Percy Thomson Gallery.
b) They undertake to advise Percy Thomson Gallery of any defects in the Work upon deposit of the Work to the Gallery.
c) Percy Thomson Gallery, at its cost, is responsible for taking all due care of the Work to provide reasonable protection against theft, loss or damage during the Loan Period.
d) Percy Thomson Gallery will acknowledge the Artist by way of a suitable wall label/text in the exhibition space.

4. If an Artist is under 18 years of age, they acknowledge that they have their parent or guardian’s permission to submit the Work for consideration for the Exhibition and agree that if their Work is selected for the Exhibition that their parent or guardian may be required to sign acceptance of these terms and conditions prior to confirmation of their inclusion in the Exhibition.

Only one entry per person. Please use the separate official entry form. Do NOT send original artwork with the entry form. Include an unmounted photograph or digital print of the artwork, maximum size A4, with the entry form. If you want this image returned to you, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the entry. No entries will be accepted after the due date of July 3, 2020. A pre-selection of all submitted artwork will be made and the entrants will be advised by email by Friday July 10, 2020. Entry forms and artwork may be emailed to director@percythomsongallery.org.nz. Subject Line: Emergence
There is no entry fee.

a) Restrictions 
Work is invited in any medium or genre of visual art (except video). However, artwork must be suitable for freight, handling and exhibition. All 2D art must be ready to hang (or include materials and instructions for alternative mounting). Please ensure all Works have suitable D-rings, string etc on the back. Please do not use single serrated hanging systems. 
Maximum size is 1.5 m (150 cm) in any direction: height, width and depth. 
Percy Thomson Gallery reserves the right to decline entries on the grounds of (1) health and safety risks of exhibiting, (2) expressions of prejudice or hatred towards any group or (3) obscenity. 
Copyright: All Works are to be original and the artist’s own. Percy Thomson Gallery retains the right to reproduce images of artwork for promotional purposes. There will be no entitlement to royalty or other payment for reproduction of images of the artwork. 

Percy Thomson Gallery will cover reasonable costs for exhibition. The artist is responsible for any extraordinary costs for installation.

c) Promotion 
The Artist agrees that Percy Thomson Gallery may use his/her name and photograph for promotional purposes and consents to images of the Work being taken by the Percy Thomson Gallery, and for Percy Thomson Gallery to use the images for any and all of the following purposes: in connection with the promotional and advertising activities associated with the Exhibition; to be reproduced on the Percy Thomson website, Facebook and in all other media promoting the Exhibition; to be retained in perpetuity in Percy Thomson Gallery’s archives.

a) The First Prize for the winner of the supreme TSB COMMUNITY TRUST EMERGENCE AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTISTS is $2000 (inclusive of any taxes); Second prize of $500; third prize of $250.
b) There are four prizes each to the value of $200 for Photography; 2D Art (e.g. Painting, collage, graphic design); 3D Art; Fibre Art. No digital video artwork will be accepted.
c) Three Taranaki Secondary School prizes – 1st $200, 2nd $150 and 3rd $100
d) People's Choice Award. The winner will receive $200.


Artwork for the Exhibition will be chosen by the Gallery Director and two other community artists.  The selectors’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The Artists will be informed about the selection no later than July 8, 2020. 
Two judges, Laura Campbell and Justin Morgan, will select award winners in each category. Their decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
The award winners will be announced at a special preview award function on Friday 24 July at 7pm.


Work does not have to be offered for sale. If you wish to offer your Work for sale please indicate price on the entry form. The Gallery will not take commission on sales. There will be no sales prior to opening night. Percy Thomson Gallery will handle all sales during the exhibition and will pay Artists within 2 weeks of the exhibition closing. You will nominate a bank account for the sales to paid into.
All sold works will stay on display until the exhibition closes. 


All Work will be covered by insurance whilst in the Gallery, but you will have to insure your Work during transit to and from the Gallery. 


a) If your Work is selected for the exhibition, it must be delivered to the Gallery at these times: 
Sunday 19 July 3-5pm or 
Monday 20 July 10am-1pm
Works delivered later than these dates and times will not be accepted.
Percy Thomson Gallery, Prospero Place, 56 Miranda Street, Stratford. 
Post to Percy Thomson Gallery Po box 320 Stratford 4332
The acceptance email letter from Percy Thomson Gallery will include any other instructions for delivery.

b) Packaging
All Works must be securely packaged in reusable packing materials, suitable for the return of Work to the Artist. All packaging must be labelled with artist’s name. 

c) Freight
All freight costs and safety of delivery of artworks to and from Percy Thomson Gallery will be the sole responsibility of the artist. If you use a courier, you must include return courier tickets with the packaging. 

Friday 3 July:  Entry form and hi-resolution image due to Percy Thomson Gallery.
Wednesday 8 July: Percy Thomson Gallery informs artists of selection and delivery instructions.
Sunday 19 July, 3pm – 5pm: Artists deliver work 
Monday 20 July 10am – 1pm: Artists deliver work 

Friday 24 July at 7pm:

Viewer’s Choice Award will be announced after the exhibition closes. 

Sunday 16 August:
Exhibition closes. 
Sunday 16 August 3 – 5pm: Artists pick up work
Sunday 30 August: Payment for sold works sent to artists by this date


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