The Arts Gold Awards aims to seek and celebrate the finest artisans Central Otago and New Zealand have to offer.
Artists from throughout New Zealand have entered their best works from which 45-50 finalists are selected by this year's judges.
This year there are five award categories:
$5000 - The Supreme Arts Gold Award.
$3000 - The Central Otago Artist Award - for an artist who permanently resides within the Central Otago District Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council region.
2x $2000 - Highly Commended awards.
$1000 - Peoples Choice award.