To celebrate Gifted Awareness Week (18-24 June 2012), the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children is once again having its annual National Competitions. Categories include Art, Writing, Film and Photography this year. Entries close June 22.
Professor George William Parkyn (1910–1993), honoured in Gifted Awareness Week, was a mentor of the late co-founder Greg Whitecliffe. Parkyn was an educational researcher with an interest in intellectual giftedness and a founding patron of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children.