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Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 | Photo Competitions

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Status: Closed to entry Opening date: 01 January 2019 Closing date: 31 August 2019 Winners chosen by: Judging panel
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Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Competition summary:

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and open for entries for 2019.

The Prize offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Category details:

Two awards are available for entry: the Main Art Prize, open to all practitioners, and the Emerging Art Prize, open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. Both awards include prize money, a group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine. Further details can be found on the official website.

The submission categories for 2019 are:

Photographic & Digital Art;
Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture;
Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and
Video, Installation & Performance.

Entry requirements:

Each entry in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 competition costs £24.

You may enter up to two works per entry fee, unless you are entering into the Video, Installation & Performance category, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee. A series is considered one work.

Entry fee:

Each entry in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 competition costs £24 ($31).

Prize details:

£5,000 (Main Winner) & £1,000 (Emerging Winner)
Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
£250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
Art books courtesy of Prestel

Terms and Conditions

- You may enter up to two works per entry fee, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.
- If you are submitting a series, this is considered one work. We recommend submitting one image which shows the whole series together (ie. The series hanging on a wall) then further images to show the detail. Alternatively, you could create a single document file which is made up of multiple images (ie. Like a college or tiles)
- You may enter as many times as you wish.
- Works previously exhibited and published elsewhere are accepted.
- Collaborative works are accepted.
- Works produced within the last three years are preferred, although works made at any time before submission can be entered.
- There is no size limit, although the size of the work in relation to the exhibition space will be a consideration in the shortlisting process.
- 100 artists are longlisted, out of which a selection of artists are shortlisted. Longlisted artists receive publication in the Future Now Annual. Shortlisted artists receive publication and are invited to take part in a group exhibition. The shortlist is eligible to win either the Main Art Prize or the Emerging Art Prize.
- If you are shortlisted for the Prize, you will be asked to supply your artwork for the exhibition in York, UK. Artists selected for the exhibition will be responsible for all transportation (delivery and collection) costs of artworks.

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