This year’s Parkin Drawing Prize is open and will remain so despite the COVID 19 lock down. There is no human contact during the entry or selection of finalists phases. The competition will proceed with finalists being selected in line with our original timeline.
Selection of the winner and merit recipients may be able to proceed if we’re not in lockdown in late July. This is irrespective of whether there are restrictions on the Academy Galleries being able to show an exhibition to the public.
We will regularly review the situation based on Government and Ministry of Health advice and will know more in four weeks when the current Alert Level 4 period ends. If opening non-essential businesses such as art galleries is delayed beyond the end of July we can consider rescheduling the exhibition.
No scenario affects the entries, their close off date, or the selection of finalists.
We encourage you to get creative during your isolation, create great art, and to enter please click here.
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