The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery showcases the works of emerging and mid-career female artists based in Canterbury. The award seeks to raise the status of female visual artists working in the wider Canterbury area and acknowledges excellence in emerging and mid-career female artists as well as providing a platform for female youth.
The ZAFAA 2018 premier award recipient, Emma Fitts, received a cash prize along with a special opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Gallery in the following year.
The Young Generation category acknowledges the creative youth (16-20yrs) in Canterbury with a cash prize. This years recipient was Emma Mealings.