Art has the ability to tell and translate our stories, communicate across barriers and to allow people to express the events and experiences in their lives, from the wonderful to the tragic and traumatic.
The Timothy Akis & Georgina Beier National Art Prize is an art-for-development initiative aimed at addressing important social issues and fostering social cohesion by starting conversations through our themed art competition!
We are proud to announce the 2019 National Art Prize winners whose original artworks fit into one of this year’s two themes “Gender Equality and/or Unity in Diversity”. Our lucky winners will each take home over K2500 in prizes and have their original artwork become one of the 2020 Grass Skirt Project Hevea Cup Carnival jerseys.
- Laka Vali – Central and Southern Highlands
- Kasi Nali – Port Moresby
- Joyce Taumaku – Port Moresby
- Haydee Olangi – Central and Manus
- Marie Jane Avi – Oro and Gulf Province
- Jeremiah Padapu – Morobe and Southern Province
- Mellah Meyat – Madang
- Irene Cassar – Central and New Island
- Vaibhavi Desai – Lae
- Meshach Rasman – New Island Province
- Harold Walo – Central Province
- Noah Kawatalu – Milne Bay, Trobriand Island
- Nebraska Joel Boyo – Eastern Highlands Province
- Michael Kaugage – Kompiani Ambuni, Enga
- Julie-Meg Agerenga – Jiwaka Province
- Dian Neah – Port Moresby
- Raymond Jehoshophat Hauvari – Port Moresby
- Alphonsa Haro – East New Britain Province
- Simon Gende – Gembogl, Simbu Province
- Heia Atahu – Bougainville, and Central Province
- Murray Songan – Bougainville and Manus
- Collynne Sira Parisan – West New Britain
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry in the competition this year. We are thrilled to have received hundreds of amazing, creative submissions and we encourage you all to try again next year.
We will be sharing the winner’s original artwork over the next few days so please check back soon to get to know the 2019 National Art Prize winners.
Thank you to our Sponsors and Delivery Partners
Sir Brian Bell Foundation, BSP Bank, BMobile, Coral Sea Hotels – Gateway Hotel & Apartments, EMTV, Fone Haus, Theodist, Paladin Sports, Moore Printing, Steamships, BOC