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Local students shortlisted in Sovereign Art Foundation Global Students Prize

Headache by David Llamas.

Two local students, David Llamas and Alex Moreno, have had their works shortlisted in the Sovereign Art Foundation Gobal Students Prize 2023.

This was announced by the Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) and comes after the two students won prizes in the local leg of the competition last year.

After the pair won awards in the Gibraltar competition, their entries were put forward to the Global award.

The Global award sees winners from Sovereign Art Foundation competitions in countries included Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, London, Malta and Gozo, Portugal and Mauritius take part in an online exhibition.

These finalists were previously named winners in their respective regions during 2022, being selected either by a local judging panel or cinching the popular vote from members of the public.

Some £4,300 in grants is on offer for the winning artists and their schools for the Global prize, with the award winners set to be announced on January 31.

Started in Hong Kong in 2003, SAF is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary art talent through its international art prizes, while raising funds for various charitable programmes.

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prizes run in 10 countries and are designed to celebrate the importance of art in the education system by identifying talented young artists and rewarding successful secondary-school art programmes to the benefit of a greater number of students.

The SAF Global Students Prize 2023 will select a Judges’ Prize, awarded to the student selected by a jury comprised of noted professionals, including: Catalina Swinburn, Chilean visual artist, Howard Bilton, Founder and Chairman of SAF; Joe, AKA ‘The Doodle Boy’; Joyce Ng, Head of Gallery and Exhibitions, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre; and Tiffany Pinkstone, Executive Director of SAF.

The public will also be invited to vote for their favourite work, with the most popular piece to receive the title of Global Public Vote Prize Winner.

Votes can be cast online until 6pm GMT, January 27, 2023.

This global competition will enable cultural exchange between nations, showcasing artworks by the most talented and promising students from across the world.

The online exhibition runs until January 31, when the winners will be announced, also online.

To vote visit:

Strangled by numbers by Alex Moreno.

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