The ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards are open to all students who are currently enrolled to study in 2019 or who have completed their studies in 2018. View entry criteria.
Since 1986 The Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to New Zealand tertiary students through an Award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft.
The Friends of The Dowse offer these awards to provide an opportunity for students to step into creative industries with a coveted award to their name, and to gain financial assistance.
ECC Supreme Award $2,000
The Supreme winner also takes home a trophy
crafted by Tim Wigmore and his team at Designtree.
ECC People's Choice Award $1000
L'affare Innovation in Sustainability Award $1,000
ECC Ltd Lighting Award $1,000
ECC Ltd Furniture & Product Design Award $1,000
Tuatara Ceramics Award $1,000
The Village Goldsmith Jewellery Award $1,000
Fashion & Textile Award $1,000
10 x Highly Commended Certificates.
The Dowse Art Museum is a public art gallery where people can enjoy contemporary art and culture. Founded in 1971, The Dowse is based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand and houses a collection of over 2,000 items. To this day The Dowse continues to add to its collection. The Friends of The Dowse also contribute works to the permanent collection.
Find out more by visiting The Dowse website or by visiting The Dowse Art Museum.
Friends of The Dowse are greatly valued members of the extended Dowse Art Museum family. Like all good friends, they are close to the action, working alongside the team as advocates for all things Dowse.
Friends of the Dowse member benefits include:
invites to exhibition openings, floor talks, visits to private art collections, studios or galleries, and an annual architectural tour,
opportunities to volunteer,
discounts from local businesses,
and a chance to become more closely involved with
The Dowse and like-minded people.
To find out more or to see what events are on, visit our membership hub friendsofthedowse.nz