Currently browsing through the Contest Watchers archives.

Celeste Prize 2011

It’s time for another edition of the Celeste Prize. Get your entries prepared for the 3rd Celeste Prize!

Painting, photography, digital graphic entries, videos, animations, sculptures, live media and performances are all being considered for the Celeste Prize. The Celeste Prize has been established to promote international contemporary art in the widest possible sense.

There will be a final art exhibition with 50 artworks, a final catalogue of circa 150 pages with circa 120 illustrated works of art and critical texts, as well as 5 prize awards and benefits totaling €30,000.

Objective

Submit artworks in the following categories:

  • Painting Prize
  • Photography & Digital Graphics
  • Video & Animation
  • Installation & Sculpture
  • Live Media & Performance

There is no special subject, title or theme required for participating works, they can range from being figurative to abstract, from conceptual to participatory in content and presentation.

Prizes

The best artwork in every category will be awarded with €6,000. The 5 winners will also be invited to the final exhibition in New York, get a personalized 2 minute video trailer and a free copy of the 150-page catalogue, featuring the best entries from the Celeste Prize 2011.

Further details about prizes are available on the official website.

Rules

  • The art competition is open to any person practicing art either as a professional artist in full-time or part-time, student artist or self-taught artist from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants and the prize is open to all artists whatever their qualifications, with or without experience of public or private exhibitions, critical acclaim, or collectors at a national or international level.
  • The Celeste Prize encourages participation by artists at every level.
  • Works of art submitted to the prize must have been completed in the last 24 months, and do not necessarily have to have been exhibited before.

How to enter?

Register on the Celeste Network and submit your entries before 31 July 2011.

It is also possible to mail your applications. For applications sent via mail the date of the post mark must be no later than 31 July 2011.

Postal address:

Celeste Network,
Via Sangallo 23,
53036 Poggibonsi (Siena),
Italy

Entry fee

  • €60 if you joined last year, and renew before your 2010 membership expires, otherwise
  • €90 if this is your first time application.