The Gordon Harris Online Watercolour Competition 2018

This is our annual online competition. Members email a digital image of a painting done during
the last year. 42 works were submitted in all manner of subjects and styles. The images were sent
to the judges who then conferred by email and phone. They selected these winning paintings:

1st place: 'Auckland Viaduct, Studio Greys' by Amanda Brett
2nd place: 'Waikato river' by Bernadette Parsons
3rd place: 'Parnell at Twilight' by Ginette Wang

The Online Competition People’s Choice Award

For the first time we have run an online voting system for a People’s Choice Award sponsored by Gordon
Harris Ltd. Voting was open to members, friends and family and anyone interested in watercolour paintings.
518 people took the opportunity to study the entries, discuss them and cast their vote. The new online aspect appealed to young artists. The first and second placings are young mothers grabbing moments to paint while tending to children. Both are in small towns – Otorohanga and Oamaru. The sponsors, Gordon Harris Ltd are delighted with the response for this new award.

1st place: 'Toni’s Fur Babies' by Rebecca Ngapo
2nd place: 'Eager Eye' by Tracey Vickers
3rd place: 'Auckland Viaduct studio greys' by Amanda Brett