We are looking for an up-and-coming designer or artist with Māori and Pacific Ocean or mātauranga with sciences knowledge to create a visual design concept for our website Te Tini a Tangaroa. The winning designer or artist will have their creation added to our Te Tini a Tangaroa website, win $5,000 in cash and will feature in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Decade of Ocean Science communications.
Te Tini a Tangaroa, refers to the many multitudes of Tangaroa and the many ways of knowing the sea. The website is the first key workstream for the NZ National Commission for UNESCO’s contribution to the Decade. The National Commission has also established a National Committee of experts to inform the Aotearoa New Zealand contribution to the Decade.
The National Committee support indigenous visual sovereignty over any recognisable Māori/Pacific motif/design element. Therefore, we would appreciate if you could identify your cultural connections, e.g., Iwi/Hapū or Pacific Island affiliation or ethnicity. Designs can be submitted in a variety of formats although the preference is for a high-quality pdf or jpg. Entries are due by 31 October 2021.