2022 IHC Art Awards

Click here to enter your artwork for the 2022 IHC Art Awards. 

  • Entries close on Tuesday 31 May 


Entries are open to people aged 13 or over with an intellectual disability or an intellectual disability and autism.


View the terms and conditions. 

The IHC Art Awards provides artists with an intellectual disability the opportunity to have their talent recognised, their voices heard and to sell their work.


Our judging panel 

We're proud to announce the judging panel for the 2022 Art Awards: 

Libby Hunsdale

Libby Hunsdale is a trailblazer in her work as an actor and model. She starred in the 2021 film Poppy and was the first lead actor to play a woman with Down Syndrome in a feature film in New Zealand.

Simon Lewis Wards

Simon Lewis Wards is an Auckland-based sculptor. He works predominantly in ceramics and cast glass and is best known for his playful interpretations of iconic New Zealand candy.

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is the Chief Executive of the Student Volunteer Army, former Young New Zealander of the Year and most recently won the prestigious High-Tech Award for ‘Impact for Good’ with the SVA for their work during COVID-19.

Our sponsors

The Holdsworth Charitable Trust

IHC would like to acknowledge and thank the Holdsworth Charitable Trust for once again generously supporting the IHC Art Awards in 2021.

The Holdsworth Charitable Trust has been the major sponsor of the IHC Art Awards since 2014 and IHC is extremely proud of the long association between the Holdsworth Charitable Trust and the IHC Art Awards.


Read about the 2020 Art Awards



Beloved New Zealand coffee business, L’affare, is the generous sponsor of the L’affare People’s Choice Award.

L’affare first became involved with the awards in 2020 when they hosted a special exhibition of top artworks in their flagship roastery and café in Wellington.

IHC is grateful for their support of the IHC Art Awards and of artists with intellectual disabilities.