Calling All Artists! New Zealand's Largest Art Competition at the Coca-Cola Easter Show Art Awards 2014

Thursday 6 March 2014, 11:28AM

By Paul Blomfield PR



Artists have until 20 March to get their entries in for The Coca-Cola Easter Show Art Awards 2014.  Open to artists of all ages, amateur and professional, The Coca-Cola Easter Show Art Awards is New Zealand’s largest open art competition.

With a total prize pool of over $40,000 and a wide range of categories open to artists of all levels of experience and expertise, the competition attracts around 2,000 entries.

There are painting and photography sections, along with printmaking, ceramics and pottery, glass, wearable glass and woodcraft. Also included are sections for youth aged 10-18 years in the painting and ceramic sections.

This year’s competition theme is ‘Anything Goes’ which has been chosen to give artists the opportunity to display what they want. All work must confirm to size, weight and must be two dimensional. Other than that, artists are encouraged to turn their imaginations loose!

All entries will be on display for the duration of The Coca-Cola Easter Show which runs from 17th April – 21st April 2014 at the ASB Showgrounds, with most pieces also up for sale at reasonable prices.

With a massive line-up of entertainment, circus acts, rides and exhibits, plus an Agricultural & Pastoral Show that has been running for more than 160 years, the Coca-Cola Easter Show has a special place in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders.

And this year is no exception, with FREE ENTRY to the public, the return of the BIG RIDES from Mahon’s Amusements, four huge halls of prize winning livestock and five full days of cultural entertainment that spans the globe.

For a full schedule and Art Show entry forms please contact The Coca-Cola Easter Show office, 09 638 9969 or download entry forms at www.


The Coca-Cola Easter Show
Thursday April 17th – Monday April 21st, 2014
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane

10am – 10pm daily
FREE entry at the gate

For all media and press enquiries, contact:
Paul Blomfield, PR Consultant;; Ph: (021) 970 871

About the Coca-Cola Easter Show

The Coca-Cola Easter Show is the largest, most exciting live event in Auckland, with a circus, entertainment, rides and characters and is also home to the A&P Show.  An iconic Auckland event in every sense, the Coca-Cola Easter Show is all about bringing town and country together in New Zealand's largest family event.

The Coca-Cola Easter Show had its beginnings 168 years ago, since then the Show has gone from strength to strength. Visitor numbers each range between 50,000 and 82,000 people as the show remains an exciting event for all the family.