Zimbabwe’s National Art Merit Awards are often mixed up with a lot of reactions and sentiments. Despite this, there is one agreeable fact. The organizational team have been on top of things rather glamorously. This year’s edition though postponed made its occasion loud and hard to ignore. The virtual edition gave Zimbos something to be proud of. And now, like clockwork, it’s time to throw your hat in the ring and light a candle.
If you’re part of a collective or create individually across disciplines, the 20th National Arts Merit Awards will be receiving entries from the 1 st of September
to the 30th of November 2021. Here are some highlights of the criteria in a statement by the organizers, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe today.
How old is your work?
Consideration of selection for the 20th edition of NAMA to be held in February 2022, will only be given to artworks published in the past two years from 1st December 2019 to the 30th of November 2021.
Rep the MIZ!
ONLY Zimbabwean citizens or those with Zimbabwean resident status can
enter their work.
Include your portfolio.
All entries must be accompanied by the artist’s products. Individuals submitting works for NAMA is encouraged to supply three sets of the particular works/production to assist
adjudicators. This excludes the visual arts category. Your work can be attached as flash drives, CDs, pictures or books.
The NAMA disciplines that are adjudicated are dance, film, literary arts, theatre, music, visual arts, media and spoken word.
You can submit your application here:
- NACZ Head office in Mount Pleasant, Harare.
- NACZ Provincial offices (Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Masvingo Lupane,
Gwanda, Bindura, Chinhoyi and Marondera).
- Murewa Culture Centre,
- National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare)
All the best!