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White Pages cover spots out to public vote

Friday 13 November 2009, 1:12PM
By Yellow

The judges have selected a shortlist – now it’s time for the public to cast their votes online to decide which artworks will make the country’s 18 White pages cover spots in the Yellow™ Art Awards.

To see the finalists in each region and to vote, visit and click on the ‘Voting’ link. Voting closes on Tuesday 24 November at 5.00pm.

Everyone who votes on the awards will go into the draw to win $500 to bid on artworks at the Yellow™ Art Awards Auction.

Yellow™ Marketing Director Kellie Nathan says the White pages® are used by one in three New Zealanders each week.

“We think it’s essential that Kiwis have their say on what best reflects their region.

“The Yellow™ Art Awards are all about connecting our local communities, promoting local artists, and giving local people, via online voting, the opportunity to determine which work of art makes their White pages cover.”

The Yellow™ Art Awards have been the springboard for local artists’ careers for 19 years.

Just ask Mark Olsen, whose artwork featured on the Auckland White pages® front cover in 2007. Winning this award was just the start of his art career. His artworks now hang in many private collections in New Zealand, Australia, UK and the US.

The 2010 White pages books will be distributed across the country next year at which time the winning artists and their artworks will be revealed.


About the Yellow™ Art Awards
The Yellow™ Art Awards have been held annually since 1990 (formerly the Yellow Pages Group™ Art Awards).
Each year hundreds of entries are received from emerging and established artists.
Over 300 original artworks have been published on the front covers of White pages® phone books since the competition started.
Funds are raised through the sale of artworks at a live auction event.
The Art Awards judging panel this year comprised of Mark Olsen and Amy Bayliss, who have previously won the competition in Auckland and Southland respectively; art critic, John Daly-Peoples and Ben Plumbly, Director at Art + Object.

About Yellow™
Yellow was formed in 1988 and publishes the print, online and mobile directories for Yellow, as well as the White pages® and the Yellow Local™. Formerly part of Telecom New Zealand, Yellow owns the 018® directory assistance service, a majority stake in 50s-plus website, and publishes the Retirement guide™, Yellow frontdoor™ and New Zealand Tourism Guide™, an award-winning online tourism directory. Yellow aims to help New Zealanders complete their missions and get the job done™.

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