Young Art Competition - reminder to artists

02-Feb-2016


PRESS RELEASE

 

2016 ANNUAL ART COMPETITION FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

The Gibraltar Cultural Services, for the Ministry for Culture, is inviting local artists to the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2016. GCS wishes to remind local artists that entries may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall as from Wednesday 17th February 2016 from 3.30pm to 6pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 19th February 2016

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 2nd March 2016.  Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2015 Spring Art Competition and 2015 International Art Competition. Entries will be exhibited at the John Mackintosh Hall from the 2nd March to 11th March 2016.

Prizes to be awarded are:

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

2nd Prize                     The Aquagib Award            *                      £500

Additionally, there will be awards of £500 each, kindly donated by the Alwani Foundation, to the best entry in each of the following age groups:

  1. School Years 9 to 11 *
  2. School Years 12 to 13 *

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

Entry forms and full conditions are available from the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street, local comprehensive schools or on email: info@culture.gi