Young Art PR 2016



Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture is inviting local artists to participate in the annual Art Competition for Young Artists that will be held in March 2016. 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.

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 2nd 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 two 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 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 17th February 2016 from 3.30pm to 6pm.

Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 19th February 2016. 

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