Contest offers young artists chance to shine

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, 12:00am


It is every aspiring young artist's dream to see their work exhibited in a gallery in Central and viewed by well-known curators. Now students will have that chance if their school is shortlisted in a new competition organised by the Sovereign Art Foundation.

The Sovereign Art Foundation is a charity that raises funds for disadvantaged children and uses art as a tool for rehabilitation, education and therapy. Since 2003, the charity has held the annual Asian Art Prize, the region's largest art award. With a grand prize of US$25,000, it regularly attracts more than 2,000 submissions from established artists and emerging talent in the region.

The charity is now launching the Pacsafe Schools Prize - its first award targeted at talent among secondary school students.

Each school can submit one piece of art by one of their students. Entries must be two-dimensional works, such as photographs, paintings or mixed-media, no larger than 150cm by 150cm and 5cm deep.

Thirty finalists will have their works exhibited in autumn.

During the exhibition period, a panel of judges will select the winner.

The best piece will win a grand prize of HK$5,000 for the artist and HK$50,000 for the winner's school to fund art-related projects.

Applications close on June 30.

For entry forms, please contact