How To Enter

Aesthetica invites artists to enter the Art Prize 2022.

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

Entries Close: 31 August 2021

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 


Entry Fees

Date Deadline Entry Fee
December – February 2021 Early Deadline £18
March – May 2021 Spring Deadline £22
June – 31 August 2021 Summer Deadline £26
1 – 5 September 2021 Late Entries £30

 


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 Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
  • Selection of art books courtesy of Prestel

Shortlisted Artists
Open to all practitioners working at any level, including students.

  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Profile on the Aesthetica website

Longlisted Artists
Open to all practitioners working at any level, including students.

  • Publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • Profile on the Aesthetica website

Key Dates

  • 1 December 2020 - 31 August 2021: Entries Open
  • 1 September 2021 - 5 September 2021: Open for Late Entries
  • September 2021: Judging begins
  • January 2022: Results announced
  • January 2022: Exhibition dates announced
  • March - June 2022: Exhibition opens and winners announced

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.
  • Changes to entries can only be made by emailing us artprize@aestheticamagazine.com, and at judges discretion.
  • Visit our FAQ page for more information.

What Happens Next?

Results announced in January 2021

  • 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 2022

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 2022

  • Exhibiting artists will be responsible for all transportation (delivery and collection) costs of artworks
  • Further arrangements will need to be made for Spring 2022 between artists and the Aesthetica team

Payment & Refunds

If at any time you wish to withdraw from the Aesthetica Art Prize, we will offer you a full refund within 30 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, a refund cannot be processed.

Please email us at artprize@aestheticamagazine.com and explain that you would like to withdraw.


Image: Sarah Smith, As the Crow Flies (III), 2013, 80cm x 55cm. Courtesy of the artist.