In conjunction with New Zealand Theatre Month, the organisers are running a poster competition sponsored by the Roger Hall Theatre Trust (administered by Arts Foundation of NZ) and judged by Peter Biggs CNZO, CEO Assignment Group; Chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.

There are two categories:

  • Best Poster of a New Zealand Work from a Professional Theatre company.
    •  $1,000 prize to the winner, $100 each to the four runners-up.
  • Best Poster of a New Zealand Work from a Community Theatre, Tertiary Institution or Secondary School.
    • $1,000 prize to the winner, $100 each to the four runners-up.

Five posters will be selected in each category  and announced on the weekend of 4/5 August.

The winning poster from each category will be announced at the official launch of New Zealand Theatre Month on Monday 3 September in the Grand Hall, Parliament hosted by the Hon Grant Robertson Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.

Any poster of a New Zealand work performed from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2018 can be entered.

Entries close on Sunday 15 July.

Posters are to be A4 in a digital format, not hard copy, emailed through to the New Zealand Theatre Month Coordinator

The purpose of the competition is to focus attention on what is a good poster, i.e. most likely to attract an audience’s attention to go and see the show.

The competition will also help to raise awareness of NZ works throughout the country by having the finalists displayed in as many places as possible.

Please complete the NZTM Poster Competition Entry Form and email with a digital image of the poster/s to Ewen Coleman, New Zealand Theatre Month Coordinator – by Sunday 15 July.

And remember, if you are having a production or an event associated with New Zealand Theatre Month in September and have as yet to let us know so it can be publicised with all the other activities going on that month, then please do so with a return email to this email with all your details.

Ewen Coleman,
New Zealand Theatre Month Coordinator
027 428 8491