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Poster Competition

The aim of the poster competition is to reward the best posters which, in the opinion of the judge, are most likely to attract people to attend and which best combine a summation of what the work is about with good design.

There were two categories: Best Design for a Professional Production and Best Design for a Community Production, with eligiblity being limited to any show staged between July 2017 and June 2018.

Five finalists in each category were selected and the winners were announced at Parliament Buildings on September 3rd by Peter Biggs, former Chair of CNZ and currently head of one this country’s leading advertising agencies.

Each winner received $1,000 and each finalist $100.

There were 52 entries in the Professional Production category, and 28 in the Community Production category.

Theatre New Zealand (which has been running its own poster competition for many years) organised this event.

The NZ Theatre Month Poster Competition is sponsored by The Roger Hall Theatre Trust (a non-application fund administered by Arts Foundation of New Zealand

Winner

Best Design for a Professional Production

 

Cellfish

Pt 1 and Pt 2

design by Alt Design

For Silo Theatre Auckland

design by Alt Design

design by Alt Design

design by Alt Design

design by Alt Design

Finalists

Best Design for a Professional Production

Cellfish

Writers : Miriama McDowell, Rob Mokaraka & Jason Te Kare

I Am Not Margaret Mahey

design by Edward Watson

For the I Am Not Margaret Mahey Collective

Wellington

 

design by Edward Watson

design by Edward Watson

I Am Not Margaret Mahey

Writer: Jane Waddell

 

Meremere

design by Ian Hammond

For Movement of The Human

Wellington

design by Ian Hammond

design by Ian Hammond

Meremere

Writers: Rodney Bell, Malia Johnston, Emma Willis & Eden Mulholland

The Iliad

design by Jade du Preez

For Pearangi Creative Auckland


design by Jade du Preez

design by Jade du Preez

The Iliad

Writers: Claire Ahuriri-Dunning & James Dunning

Soft ‘n’ Hard

design by Poppy Serano and Thomas LaHood

For Barbarian Productions Ltd Wellington


design by Poppy Serano and Thomas LaHood

design by Poppy Serano and Thomas LaHood

Winner

Best Design for a Community Production

Soft ‘n’ Hard

Writers: Jo Randerson & Thomas LaHood

Finding Murdoch

design by Keith Scott and Paul Sides

For The Globe Theatre           Dunedin

 

Finalists

Best Design for a Community Production

Finding Murdoch

Writer: Margot McRae

Beauty and the Beast

design Stephanie Woodman and Mary Collie-Homes

For Khandallah Arts Theatre

Beauty and the Beast

Writer: David Tayler

Fold

design by Angus McBryde

For Arcade Theatre Company        Dunedin

 

design by Angus McBryde

design by Angus McBryde

Fold

Writer: Jo Randerson

Social Climbers

design by Liezel Thalwitzer

For Fine Thyme Theatre Company Cromwell

 

design by Liezel Thalwitzer

design by Liezel Thalwitzer

Social Climbers,

Writer: Roger Hall

Supermarket Sisterhood     

design by Tim Gruar

For New Players Theatre Company

Wellington

 

design by Tim Gruar

design by Tim Gruar

Supermarket Sisterhood

Writer: Devon Williamson