Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries: Last Weekend to Enter

Attracting thousands of entries from all over the world across a range of media, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of art from across the globe, and is now open for entries for the final weekend. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.

The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions. Judges include 2016’s Main Prize Winner Rachel Ara, Whitney Hintz, Independent Adviser and Curator of the Hiscox Collection, Jonathan Watkins, Director of IKON, Reyahn King, Cheif Executive of York Museums Trust and Alistair Payne, Head of Fine Art School at Glasgow School of Art and speaker at the Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium: Future Now 2016.

Also joining the panel is Royal College of Art‘s Photography Lecturer Olivier Richon, V&A’s Curator of Photographs Susanna Brown, Eleanor Clayton, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield and Aesthetica Magazine‘s Editor and Managing Director Cherie Federico.

Previously longlisted and shortlisted artists have gone on to achieve great success, including Jason deCaires Taylor, creator of the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada and recently the artist behind an environmental installation on the banks of the River Thames. Chilean-born photographer Carolina Redondo has since been selected for In Search of the Miraculous at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and French photographer Noémie Goudal has had solo shows at FOAM in Amsterdam and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, group exhibition, publication in 100 contemporary artists, £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel. Selected artists are also showcased on Aesthetica’s online channels.

To enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, visit

Entries close 31 August.

1. Gabriela Torres Ruiz, #1, (2013). From the series Silence (diptych).