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Eye on Nature Wearable Arts

12-13 June | Due Drop Events Centre, Manukau

The search is on for Taamaki Makaurau’s most promising, environmentally-conscious young artists and designers!


Eye on Nature Wearable Arts is an annual competition for Auckland primary and secondary school students. Students are challenged to create eco-friendly wearable art around the Eye on Nature theme. with $5,250 in cash prizes up for grabs.

The garments are judged at the Eye on Nature Wearable Arts Fashion Show, giving tamariki and rangatahi the exciting experience of modelling their eco-friendly creations on a fashion runway in front of a live audience!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Enter a Garment

Eye on Nature Wearable Arts is open to all Auckland primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Participation in the programme is free of charge. 


Entries are now closed for 2024. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Enter your school
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Read about the garment requirements and how the judges will assess entries.

Image by Darling Arias

Some helpful resources for knowing what you should focus on when creating your garment.

Image by Leon Dewiwje

Download our photo permission form for participating students. 

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This Year's Theme...
Act Local - Growing with Te Taiao

Every year we have a different theme. Our Eye on Nature theme for 2024 is ‘Act Local – Growing with Te Taiao’. This theme focuses on local conservation and restoration initiatives in our communities and how tamariki and rangatahi can get involved with them or start their own. Here are our focus questions for your Wearable Arts journey.

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Why is learning about Maatauranga Maaori important in looking after our surroundings? 

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What can we do in our local area to help nature? 

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How can small actions in our backyards make a positive impact on te taiao? 

Think gardening, pest animal and plant control, water conservation, water quality testing, rubbish clean ups, wildlife conservation, planting days, home composting, waste minimisation and more!

The 2024 Categories Are...

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Primary School

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Intermediate School

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High School

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Beautification Trust Pick

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If you have any questions that aren't answered below, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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