1. Entrants must be New Zealand residents. If you live or work overseas but retain residency in New Zealand you are eligible provided that you supply a return New Zealand address and cover any customs duty payable and associated import costs.
  2. All modes of artistic practice are accepted providing that the work is predominantly made of clay or addresses concepts connected to clay.
  3. Each entrant may submit up to two entries.
  4. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must have been executed within 2 years of date of entry.
  5. Joint or collective entries are permitted but all contributors must be acknowledged on the entry form and must agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. An administration fee of $30.00NZD (or $50.00NZD for two entries) is payable alongside the completed entry form. The entry fee is waived for current Te Uru Members. The fee is charged per entry, not per artist.
  7. All entry forms are to be accompanied by clear documentation of entries, including up to four images per entry. One image must capture the entire work. Entries that do not match submitted images will be disqualified.
  8. Entrants must complete in full the online entry process.
  9. All entries must be submitted in full with images and fee paid prior to 12pm (noon) on the due date. (Refer to ‘Key Dates’).
  10. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  11. The Judge will make an initial selection for the exhibition from the images submitted. Finalists will be notified and requested to send their works to Te Uru at their own expense (see Item 16 below).
  12. All entrants will receive notification about the final selection. Winners will be announced at the Awards Night.
  13. The Judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the awards, exhibition or any decision made by the Judge.
  14. Finalist works must be delivered by hand or safely packed and couriered to: Te Uru, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi 0604, marked ‘Portage Ceramic Awards’, and arrive at Te Uru by 4pm on the due date. (Refer to ‘Key Dates’). Packaging must be clearly labelled with the entrant’s name and details of entry. We strongly recommend including a document with entry with full details of entrant, entry, and necessary instructions for install and handling. Safety of entry during freight is the responsibility of the entrant. We strongly recommend working with a professional courier and industry-standard packing materials.
  15. Te Uru and the Judge have the right to withdraw from the exhibition any work if it is considered to be significantly different from the work illustrated in submitted images and if it is of a quality considered unsuitable for exhibition.
  16. Freight to and from Te Uru and transit insurance is the responsibility of the entrant. Te Uru accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that occurs to the work during transit to the gallery. Te Uru will insure all works while on premises, to replacement value only.
  17. Entries that arrive in damaged condition will be restored at the entrant’s expense and only with their permission. Restoration is undertaken at the discretion of Te Uru, taking into account the degree of damage and time constraints.
  18. Te Uru reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images of finalist works for publication, advertising and archival purposes. The online submission or signed paper entry form is evidence of the entrant’s consent.
  19. All personal information gathered by Te Uru will be used solely for the purpose of administering the Portage Ceramic Awards.
  20. All entries must be available for sale and will be sold at the nominated retail price, which is to be inclusive of GST.
  21. Where the entrant is not represented by a dealer gallery, Te Uru will take a gross commission of 40% on all sales. If the finalist has dealer representation, Te Uru is happy to discuss split commission. The nominated retail price should be fully inclusive of all commissions and GST.
  22. All entries must include necessary display systems and instructions for handling and installation. Te Uru will find the best practical display solution for each work.
  23. All curatorial decisions are at the discretion of the Judge and Te Uru curators.

Yueh Luo, Innerspace, 2023 (detail)
Finalist, Portage Ceramic Awards 2023
Photo: Samuel Hartnett