How to Enter

The competition is now open. You must read both the competition rules and the terms and conditions below before you submit your entry through the form on this page. 

Competition Rules 

  1. Your artwork needs to reflect the general aims of this competition as listed on the homepage.
  2. Your poster must include the words ‘Protect Our Future - Tiaki a Mātāhauariki’ - or it will not be eligible for judging no matter how good it is. 
  3. All content used must be 100% original and created by you. You must not copy any part of your work from elsewhere.
  4. Artwork can be hand-drawn, painted or mixed-media by hand or can be digitally illustrated using graphics tablets.
  5. AI-generated artwork or other people's photographs will not be accepted – just your own artwork or using your own photos which you have taken yourself.
  6. Create your poster in portrait (vertical/upright) format to fit an A4(210 x 297 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm) or A1( 594 x 841 mm) sized piece of paper

Submitting your entry

  1. Submissions begin 24 April, 2023
  2. Entries close 16 July, 2023
  3. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Wait until you are confident you have fully completed your artwork before submitting it to us.
  4. Your artwork must be submitted as a high resolution JPG file. If you are unable to scan your finished artwork yourself, please seek help from your IT-savvy friends or whānau, or ask at a local stationery, printing or photocopy shop. Ask for a 300dpi scan.
  5. If you are having trouble, contact Bruce on 021 032 9906 or email [email protected]

Talk about your ideas and show your approach to others to see how they are interpreting your work as it progresses. We hope that you take up the challenge to create a work that is innovative, engaging and prompts positive conversation. We’re looking forward to seeing your poster entry.

Have fun! 

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Terms & Conditions  

  1. If you are under 16 years old you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian and insert their details in the form.
  2. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
  3. You must be a citizen of Aotearoa (NZ) or reside here during the course of the competition.  
  4. The Great Kiwi Poster Competition will only use your personal details for the purpose of administrating this competition and will not publish or provide them to anyone else without your permission.
  5. You give The Great Kiwi Poster Competition permission to feature your artwork on our website and social media and also to print out copies of all entries for possible public display. We hope to organise an exhibition of some of the best entries at Otago Museum in Otepoti (Dunedin) as we did with the previous competition. Thank you Otago Museum!
  6. By entering this competition you understand that your intellectual property belongs to you and there will be absolutely no reproduction beyond that mentioned in Condition 4 above. The artwork will not be used for any commercial application.  
  7. Great Kiwi Poster Competition winners and finalists agree to their names being published and for them to be photographed or interviewed by the media about the competition. All artists also give the Great Kiwi Poster Competition permission to use such photographs and interviews for publicity purposes.  
  8. The deadline for receiving entries is final. No late entries will be accepted. We do not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to Internet breakdowns or emailing errors.  
  9. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results. Winners will be contacted personally before being announced online.  
  10. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries which breach the terms and conditions of the contest.  
  11. The Great Kiwi Poster competition is not open to anyone immediately connected with the competition or their family members.  
  12. The Great Kiwi Poster Competition reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time if it’s deemed necessary and circumstances are outside our control.  
  13. Prizes unclaimed 14 days after notification will be deemed to have been forfeited and the prize money will be put towards a future competition.
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