ECC Art Award 2018

The ECC holds an Art Award celebrating the imagination, talent and artistic skill of our children (and teachers). Judging is undertaken during the ECC Auckland Conference event by conference delegates and prizes are awarded to those centres whose entries are selected.


Prizes are sponsored. The top entry centre is awarded a total Main Prize Package of approximately $1100 in value, sponsored by ECC Preferred Suppliers; New Zealand Childcare Finance, Mercury, Sharp and OfficeMax.

Main Prize Package includes:

The Runner-up entry centre receives a $250 cash prize sponsored by New Zealand Childcare Finance.

A 'People's Choice Award', will also be selected, with a $100 cash prize each sponsored by New Zealand Childcare Finance.

Art Award Theme:

Each conference we have a different theme.

This year's theme is:

'I wish I could be...'

The competition is simple and straight forward:

  • Entries are open to any financial member of the Early Childhood Council
  • Entries are limited to one per centre
  • Entries should reflect the theme and should be accompanied by a brief explanatory paragraph on the attached template that includes the extent to which the work is undirected by an adult.
  • Entries should present original work reflecting the efforts of children from 0 to 6 years of age at the centre
  • Entries are to be submitted on A1-size card.

Entries will be judged on their originality, the age range of the artists involved, use of colour, extent of adult direction and connection to the theme. Other media may be used in the entry, but caution should be taken over the transportability of the entry. The entry that is received is the entry that will be judged.

How to Enter:

To find out more and download the entry form click here .


The Main Prize and Runner-up entry will be selected by a panel of judges selected by the ECC during the Auckland conference.

The 'People's Choice Award' will be voted by delegates at the ECC Auckland Conference.

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