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Spring Visual Arts Competition announced for May

Pic: John Bugeja

Gibraltar Cultural Services will hold the Spring Visual Arts Competition in May 2020 as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival.
The competition will once again see the categories for painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations. This is in line with Gibraltar Government’s policy of promoting contemporary arts in Gibraltar.
The visual arts competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over as at May 19, 2020.
A maximum of five entries may be submitted by each artist but no more than two per category and a £10 per entry fee is applicable.
Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, except for entries submitted to the Ministry’s art competition for Young Artists.
There are a number of prizes to be awarded including a painting award, installation award, sculpture award, photography award and a video award. These all carry a £750 prize.
The Kishin Alwani Foundation Award for the best Gibraltar theme carries a £1,000 prize as does the Sovereign Art Foundation Award for Best Young Artist.
Additionally, the Ministry of Culture Award for the overall winner comes with a prize of £3,000.
The Overall winner, the Best Gibraltar Theme and the Best Young Artist winning entries will become the property of the Ministry of Culture.
Entry forms and full conditions are available from: The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates, John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street, GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road, Mario Finlayson Gallery, John Mackintosh Square or via e-mail: and at
Entry forms and artworks for the video category and project descriptions for the installations may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street as from Monday April 6 between 9am and 4pm. The closing date for entries is Wednesday April 8, 2020.
Entries for all other categories may be handed in at John Mackintosh Hall as from Wednesday May 6 between 3pm and 7pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday May 8.
Entries will be exhibited at the John Mackintosh Hall from May 20 to May 30.

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