Young Art Competition Reminder 2019







Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is reminding local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in February 2019. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 15th February 2019. 


The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar attending school in years 9 to 13 (or College equivalent), as well as to young Gibraltarian artists aged up to 24 years old as at 25th February 2019. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2018 Spring Visual Arts Competition and 2018 International Art Competition.


Artists may submit a maximum of three paintings/drawings and two sculptures. Unframed artworks will also be accepted. All entries will be exhibited at the John Mackintosh Hall from the 27th February to 8th March 2019.


Prizes to be awarded are:


1st Prize                                The Ministry of Culture Prize                           £1,000


2nd Prize                               The AquaGib Award                                           £500


The Alwani Foundation Award - School Years 9 to 11                               £500


The Alwani Foundation Award - School Years 12 to 13                            £500


The Sculpture Award                                                                                      £500


The People’s Choice Award                                                                          £100


All the artworks listed above will become property of the Ministry of Culture.


Entry forms and full conditions are available from:


  • Bayside and Westside Comprehensive Schools
  • Gibraltar College of Further Education
  • The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates
  • Mario Finlayson National Art Gallery, City Hall
  • The GEMA, Gibraltar Exhibitions of Modern Art, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road
  • John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street
  • Or via email from:  or on our website


Entries may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall as from Wednesday 13th February 2019 from 3.30pm to 6pm.


Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 15th February 2019. 


For further information please contact GCS Events Department on 20067236 or email: