Here's where it all happens. Enter your tree below.
Conditions of Entry
Categories (see categories page for further details):
- Gadgetree: the more interactive the better, just think safety people.
- Kiwiana: celebrating christmas in New Zealand
- Recycled: Must contain 80% recycled materials
- Avant garde: Anything goes provided trees are not a safety hazard
- Minitree: Any materials may be used. Tree must be no taller than 200mm high.
All entrants will create a great vibe in the south end of town for the people by the people! Also, over-all winner will receive $500 cash for themselves, $500 for the charity of their choice and $300 Backdoor Surf Shop voucher plus double tickets to shows at NZ Fashion week 2018 . Each Section winner will receive $200 Backdoor Surf Shop vouchers. People's Choice winner will be awarded vouches to the value of $650 for Stephen Marr, Hairline and Backdoor Surf Shop.
Overall winner of the exhibition will be decided by a judging panel consisting of several judges. Catergory winners will be judged by an individual judge. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, at the exhibition shindig for artists on Friday 15th December at the Meteor theatre at 6.30pm. All entrants will receive 2 complimentary tickets to this event. ‘Peoples Choice' will be judged by the people, for the people - and awarded at closure of exhibition.
Entry is open to all individuals and any Group, Club, School, Community House, Church, Business etc. The tree entry is not to be a means to promote or advertise any business or agency. Brochures or leaflets are not be used in tandem with a tree entry.
The entry fee is $20.00 non-students/ $15 students per entry. This is non- refundable. Entry is conditional on receipt of fee.
All exhibition entries will likely be exhibited at the Meteor, from Thursday 14th December to Tuesday 19th of December. However, the judges and Trees at the Meteor reserve the right to refuse any entry from exhibition.
All entrants will be required to decorate tree and install fairy lights on Sunday 10th December at the Meteor theater between 10pm and 2pm ( specific times negotiated prior). You may bring a team of no more than 4 people to install/decorate your tree. Check in at desk in theatre, Bridge st rear entrance door , for ‘welcome pack‘ and install info.
Strings of fairy lights will be given complimentary to each entrant on Sunday 10th December or by arrangement earlier and must be installed. The fairy lights remain the property of Trees@Meteor. Artist's own lights welcome provided: No Battery packs, lights must plug in, No flashing or strobe lights, Anything electrical must be tested & tagged by us on arrival at the theatre, anything deemed unsafe will not be plugged in. Please make sure our technicians have easy access to all plugs.
There is no reasonable restriction on size of tree except minitrees. Trees need to be freestanding unless prior arrangements are made to hang a tree, no wall mounted trees. Transportation and safe assembly on Sunday 10th December is the responsibility of the entrant.
Tree PICK UP: ALL pick ups of your Tree entry must be made on Wednesday 20st December between 10am and 4pm. Please help us out by being on time to collect. (Pick up times out of this need to be negotiated PRIOR to Wednesday) Thanks.
The judge's decision will be final. There will be no discussion/correspondence entered into the decision.
The organizers reserve the right to reproduce the exhibited works for advertising and marketing purposes of any form. There will be no entitlement to royalties or other payment for reproduction.
All reasonable care will be taken at all times in managing entries. Trees at the Meteor shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to any works, no matter what the cause. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, each artist shall be deemed to have agreed to this condition.
All entries are to be transacted on the official entry form and payment process as outlined above. Designers may enter as many trees as wished as long as a separate fee and online transaction is made for each entry.
An Artist's Statement (of not more than 40 words) must accompany all entries. The statement will outline the motivation behind the design.
Deadline for all entry applications, complete with entry fee, is Friday December 1st, 2017.