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About the competition

LOVE ART Young Artist Prize 2018 will be awarded to entrants between the ages of 11-29 who show exciting potential, innovative ideas and originality in process. The prize offers anyone in this age range who has a passion and interest in art the chance to submit their work and have it seen by a critical audience and potentially published in The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music.

Since the launch of The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music in 2008, we have been committed to encouraging and supporting young artists and musicians to develop long-term careers in fine art and the creative industries. This has been reflected in our content and choice of writers; our focus has always been on grass-roots trends alongside artists and musicians who exist and succeed outside of the mainstream. We are now on the look-out for young artists who are thinking about art as a career, who are already studying or have recently graduated.

Following the deadline for the submission of entries, we will make a selection of 50 artists to publish in a special one-off issue of The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music in Summer 2018. The magazine will be distributed from the Saatchi Gallery, offering exposure to a significant audience of international art world professionals and gallery visitors.

Twelve artists, from this selection of 50 will be shortlisted and exhibited from 1-6 May 2018 at The Cass Art Space, Islington, and four prizewinners will be announced in May 2018

Artists must be aged between 11-29. The deadline for entries is midnight Friday 16 March 2018

To be considered by the judges for a share of over £6,000 of art-related prizes sponsored by Cass Art, Christie’s Education and Art Fund to have your work published in The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music and participate in an exhibition at The Cass Art Space, Islington you will need to submit the below form, then you will be automatically sent to the payment page.

The Prizes

11-17 Years Young Artist Prize*

Any medium

18-29 Years Young Artist Prizes

Digital Prize

Video & Digital Art

Fine Art Prize

Paintings, drawings, original prints, sculptures and mixed media constructions

Photography Prize

Photography

Judging Panel

Gemma de Cruz

Editor at Large – The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music

Glen Hardwick-Bruce

Programme Director, Christie’s Education

Liesel Thomas

Cass Art

Irene Bradbury

Curator, White Cube Gallery

Stewart Home

Artist

Martha Read

RIBA ARB, Martha Read Architects

Alexi Jourrou

Social Media Strategist, Condé Nast

Criteria for Artists & Artworks

  1. Artists must be aged between 11-29. There are no limitations on the artist regarding education or nationality. You may enter from any country, and can be situated anywhere in the world.
  2. All forms of art including paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, sculpture, video, digitally produced artworks and mixed media constructions are accepted for this for this competition, except for performance and sound art. The artist may have non-exclusive representation or none at all to enter ‘Love Art’.
  3. Artwork size must be less than 275cm x 275cm x 50cm for artworks to be hung on the wall, and less than 275cm x 275cm x 200cm for sculptures. Please contact us if you are unclear.
  4. Once you have completed the online entry form, you will be sent to the payment page to pay the entry fee.
  5. Entry Fee* is £10.00 for the first two artworks, then £5.00 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5 artworks. *Free entry is offered to 11-17 year olds only.
  6. Further details are in the Terms and Conditions page here.

Timetable

The competition consists of three stages.

Stage 1
Entry via the online form here. Deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 16  March 2018.

Shortlisted artworks will be announced by 30 March 2018, following which, the artists will be invited to send the original artworks by 14 April  2018 to the address TBC for exhibiting from 1-6 May 2018, and final judging.

Stage 2
Judging will take place and the winners announced at the exhibition ending 6 May 2018. Shortlisted artworks will be available for collection early May 2018.

Stage 3
Early May 2018, 50 Artists will be invited to have their work published in The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music Summer 2018 Issue.

Key dates are below

18 December 2017
Open for Entries via the online form here.

16 March 2018, 11:59pm
Closing Date for Entries. Please enter as early as possible in case we ask for errors to be fixed, as we can’t accept corrections after this date.

30 March 2018
Those Shortlisted will be announced and invited to send in the original artworks to an Address TBC.

14 April 2018
Deadline for shortlisted artists to deliver the original artworks to Address TBC

1-6 May 2018
Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at The Cass Art Space, Islington for final judging.

6 May 2018
Prize winners will be announced.

Early May 2018
Winners and Shortlisted artworks to be collected from Address TBC.

Early May 2018
50 Artists will be invited to have their work published in The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music Summer 2018 Issue.

How to Enter

Complete the digital Entry Form.

You will need to submit images of your artwork and complete as many details as you can.

Please select the fee* for the correct number of artworks you wish to be considered by the judging panel. £10 for the first two artworks, then £5 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5. You can pay in in any currency.

*11-17 year olds can enter free of charge.

Terms and Conditions

Click here for the full terms and conditions.