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Reclaim Award

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Billboards become cultural conceptual surfaces, artistic canvases, or photographic landscapes. The city a public museum. Reclaim replaces advertising on large surfaces with your art. 

With the award we want to make a contribution towards culturally enhancing the public space and making Cologne’s urban profile more attractive. We want to display billboards that stimulate, illustrate diversity and difference and open up conceptual spaces. Billboards that inspire and activate and have free and independent content. We want to make a contribution towards ensuring more discussions about the shaping and use of the public space. We want surfaces that puzzle us and promote experimental and lateral thinking. Easily perceivable, public and for everyone!

To this end, we are inviting entries to a competition where the winners will exhibit their works in the form of 18/1 posters on billboards rented in a central location, for the duration of 10 days. Artists from all fields and all countries are welcome to participate in the competition.

Deadline: 
28/July/2019

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Entry fee is 25 €. It will be used to reclaim as many billboards as possible.
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Final days to enter: £10K Top Prize - 2nd Chaiya Art Awards

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The UK's leading awards exploring spirituality through the Visual Arts with a top prize of £10,000.
 
The Chaiya Art Awards are open to any artist and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video. Artists are invited to be authentic and daring as they respond to the theme 'GOD is ...'  This competition is open to people of all faiths, to those who have no belief in God, and to everyone in between. It’s about continuing an age old conversation in a modern setting with contemporary eyes.   

The winners exhibition will take place at London’s prestigious South Bank gallery@oxo from 10-19 April 2020.

The first Chaiya Art Awards proved hugely popular, with over 450 entries and more than 2,700 exhibition visitors. A respected panel will anonymously judge entries on Theme Interpretation, Originality/Technical excellence and Emotional Impact.   

To give you a flavour the awards, take a look at the 2 min video on our home page at https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk 

Deadline: 
18/October/2019

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1 entry £20, 2 entries £35, 3 entries £50, Concessions £10
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POUND COMPETITION

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Art competition looking for artwork submissions in any medium from UK artists.

Pound has been established as an experiment to see if a micro-scale art funding project can exist from the change in our pockets. Pound is an art competition open to everyone and anyone. It is intended as a means of encouraging art projects and artistic experimentation. We want to see everything and anything - new ideas, concepts, uncompleted works, and gallery pieces!

The winning artist(s) is awarded the ‘pot’ of submission fees collected and is expected to invest this money in themselves, their practice, or a new piece of work. The amount the artist(s) received, who the independent judge was, the number of submissions, and how the winning artist used the ‘pot’ will be published. If successful the competition may be run as a monthly initiative in the future.

Deadline: 
31/May/2019

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£1.00
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Refresh Art Award

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A fresh new art competition giving representation to everyone who enters. 

A snapshot of the true face of contemporary art now.

Are you a practicing artist? 

Have you entered art competitions and failed to make the final shortlist? 

Are you inspired by the real 21st Century world around you only to find that fruit bowls, floral patterns and hyperreal portraiture are the only thing that sells?  

We've got a new deal for you with a new kind of art award. 

It wouldn't be an art award without a big prize to help support your future practice. We've got that covered with £3000 for the main award. 

It wouldn't be an art award without the chance to exhibit in a final show. We've got that covered with our Refresh Art Award exhibition, showcasing our favourite 24 entries in June 2019 at the 5th Base Gallery in London. 

In addition, EVERY SINGLE artist who enters will be showcased in our online gallery for the month of the show and beyond.

Deadline: 
05/April/2019
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From £10
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Eyelands 9th Short Story Contest

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Welcome to Eyelands 9th International Short Story Contest! We’re looking for short stories, of 2.500 words maximum in any genre on the theme of “Round Midnight”. The competition has been running for 9 consecutive years with increasing success. Every year, we are delighted to give the opportunity to writers from all over the world to see their work published in English and Greek and also to enjoy a week's holiday in a beautiful beach house on the island of Crete! The contest is run by Eyelands online literary magazine and Strange Days Publications.

The contest runs from March 20th through June 20th, 2019

Theme of the contest: “Round Midnight”

Word Limit: 2.500 words

First prize: A week’s holiday on the island of Crete (for 2)

First three winners’ stories published in two different anthologies (Greek and English).

All the stories of the Shortlist will be published in a special English edition, released through amazon.com & strangedays books.

All shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book, certification document and a book from Strange Days Books.

An interview with the first prize winner will also be featured in eyelands.gr online literary magazine.

Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis

Entry fee: 10 €

Deadline: 
20/June/2019

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10 euros
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Young Masters Art Prize

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Contemporary artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the 2019 edition of the Young Masters Art Prize, and for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this international initiative.

The winner of the main Young Masters Art Prize will receive an award of £1,500, and there will be two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS).  The ceramics prize is £1,000 with Highly Commended Award of £500, both sponsored by James and Maylis Grand. There will also be an award, sponsored by Dr Chis Blatchley, of £1,000 for an emerging woman artist, who will also receive career mentoring and exhibition opportunities from The Cynthia Corbett Gallery. To mark the 10th anniversary, for the first time there will be a £500 People’s Choice Award, sponsored by longstanding Young Masters partner Brownhill Insurance.

The shortlist will be announced in June, with an exhibition of their work taking place at La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade in London’s St James’s in October during Frieze Week. The winner will be announced on 1 October 2019 at a prize ceremony held during the exhibition.

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31/May/2019

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The fee of £35.00 + VAT (if applicable) paid via Paypal allows you to submit up to six images. The administration fee is used for the sole purpose of running the Prize.
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