National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is calling on production houses, studios, stables, galleries, organisations, associations, groups, artistes, monitors and/or the publics that have outstanding published work of art to submit them for National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA)

The submissions are to be done at NACZ offices in Mount Pleasant or Provincial offices.

Work of art can also be submitted to National Gallery of Zimbabwe near you. The deadline for submission of 18th NAMA entries is 30th November 2018.

Entry forms are obtained from NACZ offices throughout the country, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Murewa Culture Centre, registered arts associations and organisations in Zimbabwe.

Consideration of selection will only be given to artist works published from 1st December 2017 to 30th November 2018 and Only Zimbabwean citizens or those with Zimbabwean resident status can enter their work for NAMA.

Entries can also be submitted online and the link for Gmail user: and non gmail users:

However, supporting material may still need to be submitted in person at the above listed places for use in adjudication.

18th NAMA Edition will be held in Harare on 16th February 2019.

NAMA is the forum where NACZ recognizes outstanding achievements within the arts sector.

By rewarding excelling artists, NAMA stimulates more interest in the arts and raises the profile of the same.

The awards are a means of encouraging creativity and excellence in the quality of the arts, making Zimbabwe a force to reckon with on the international arena.

In addition, the awards aim to inspire artists to strive for higher and original forms of creativity and provide an opportunity for arts disciplines to jointly market and publicize the arts locally, regionally and internationally.

All entries must be accompanied by the artistes product(s). These could be in the form of videotapes, cassettes, flash drives, CDs, pictures or books.

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