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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It 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 Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, shortlisted for Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s New Sensations; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Longlisted and shortlisted artists have gone on to achieve success around the globe, including Jason deCaires Taylor, creator of the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada and recently the artist behind an environmental installation on the banks of the River Thames. Chilean-born photographer Carolina Redondo has since been selected for In Search of the Miraculous at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and French photographer Noémie Goudal has had solo shows at FOAM in Amsterdam and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

In the first instance, all artists are required to submit their works as images/video as part of the online application process – these should be attached as JPG, PNG or PDF (maximum file size 10MB in total). If you are a shortlisted artist, you will then be notified and we will require your works to be shipped for the exhibition. Please do not send your physical artwork to us unless you are notified that you are shortlisted.
Next, there are three steps to submitting your work.

Step One: Pay the entry fee for your application.
Step Two: Upon receipt of payment, a unique Order Reference number will be automatically emailed to you.
Step Three: Complete the Online Entry Form on this page: Online Entry Form
You will be taken to a confirmation page on submission of your form. We will receive your submitted information and images immediately.

There is no theme to the Aesthetica Art Prize. It is an open call for entries and you are welcome to submit work on any subject.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

Main Prize
£5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica and York Museums Trust
Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
£250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
Art books courtesy of Prestel

Student Prize
£1,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica and York Museums Trust
Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
£150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
Art books courtesy of Prestel

Eligibility:

Anyone can enter the Aesthetica Art Prize. This is an international competition and there is no age limit; we welcome work from entrants of all ages and nationalities. We encourage current students and recent graduates to submit to the Student Prize.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All entrants retain the copyright to all work submitted.

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