The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Prizes

It’s the last weekend of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions. The annual award is a celebration of innovation in art and design from across the world, and each year a selection of works by international artists are showcased in the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and featured in the Art Prize anthology. There are four categories: Painting & Drawing, Photography & Digital Art, Sculpture & Three-Dimensional Design, and Video, Installation & Performance.

The competition welcomes innovative projects from both established and emerging artists, and offers two awards: the Main Prize, which was awarded to British painter John Keane for his haunting Fear series, and the Student Prize, given to Japan-based artist Suzanne Mooney for her mesmerising installation Come Away, O… .

Open until 31 August, the competition has an array of goodies up for grabs. Prizes include £5,000 (Main) and £1,000 (Student) courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, £250 (Main) and £150 (Student) art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton, and art books courtesy of Prestel.

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1. Stephen Hendee, The Last People, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.