How To Enter

Aesthetica invites UK and International artists to enter the Art Prize 2021.

Step 1: Click below to login or register
Step 2: Complete the submission form
Step 3: Complete payment and press ‘submit’

Deadline for all entries: 31 August 2020

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 


Entry Fees

Date Deadline Entry Fee
December – February  2020 Early Deadline £18
March – May 2020 Spring Deadline £22
June – August 2020 Summer Deadline £26
1 – 6 September 2020 Late Entries* £30

*Entries received after the last date will not be considered for the Prize


Awards to Enter

Main Prize
Open to all practitioners working at any level, including students.

  • £5,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
  • Publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
  • Selection of art books courtesy of Prestel

Emerging Prize
Open to students and graduates from the last two years.

  • £1,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
  • Publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
  • Selection of art books courtesy of Prestel


Guidelines

  • We accept work from any discipline, on any theme.
  • You can enter 2 works of art, per entry. This excludes video submissions.
  • One series counts as 1 work of art. You can enter 2 series per submission.
  • You can purchase as many entries as you wish.
  • Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Works previously exhibited and published elsewhere are accepted.
  • Works produced within the last 3 years are preferred.
  • There are no size restrictions.

Key Dates

  • 1 December 2019 - 31 August 2020: Entries Open
  • September 2020: Judging begins
  • December 2020: Results announced
  • January 2021: Exhibition dates announced
  • Spring 2021: Exhibition opens and winners announced

Payment & Refunds

Payment for your entry If at any time you wish to withdraw from the Aesthetica Art Prize, we will offer you a full refund within 28 days of the purchase date. Refunds will be made by the same method of payment. Please include your confirmation receipt as proof of purchase. If it is after the 30 days of the purchase date, or if you enter the competition but fail to send your work, a refund cannot be processed.

Please call us on (+44) (0)1904 629 137 during business hours or email us at artprize@aestheticamagazine.com and explain that you would like to withdraw.

What Happens Next?

Results announced in December 2020

  • All entrants will be contacted with their results
  • 100 artists are selected for publication in the Art Prize Anthology
  • Select artists will be invited to exhibit their work at the Art Prize Exhibition
  • Invites are sent to all longlisted and shortlisted artists for the Private View at York Art Gallery in the Spring 2021

Artists to provide further information

  • Artists will be required to send high-resolution images for publication
  • Artists will be sent a proof of the anthology to approve before publication
  • If shortlisted for the exhibition, artists will be asked to supply artwork for the exhibition in York, UK

Delivery of artwork for early Spring 2021

  • Exhibiting artists will be responsible for all transportation (delivery and collection) costs of artworks
  • Further arrangements will need to be made for Spring 2021 between artists and the Aesthetica team