Welcome to Charity!
The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize was established in Guernsey in 2015 and seeks to inspire and reward young artists in the community. It aims to encourage cultural development and celebrate the importance of art in the education system by recognising the quality of artwork that can be produced by talented, young students.
Entrants must be enrolled at secondary educational institutions. All submitted artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of local art professionals and some international counterparts, who shortlist up to 20 Finalists. The Finalists’ works are exhibited, and judges attend for a second round of voting, in person, to select their winners. In parallel, the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece (online and at the exhibitions). In this way, the Judges’ Prize winners and a Public Prize winner are selected. Prizes are awarded to the winning artists in the following categories:
- Overall Winner
- Judges’ Prize Winner
- Key Stage 5
- Key Stage 4
- Public Prize Winner (separate to Judges’ winners)
Other prizes have also been added:
- Act for Guernsey Scholarship Awards
- 2 x winners
- Key Stage 5 runner up
- Key Stage 4 runner up
- Merit Award
- School’s Prize
- Runner up
The much-coveted School’s Prize looks at where the shortlisted students are studying; the overall level of quality and activity in the age groups the schools cater for is considered when awarding the Schools Prize.
The Finalists’ artworks can also be auctioned to the public (with permission from the artist), proceeds of which are divided, 50:50, between the artists and the Sovereign Art Foundation’s charitable activities.
For further details view the Competition Terms and Conditions here.
|OSA Pop Up Shop, Smith St.||4 – 10 October|
|Beau Sejour Foyer||12 – 22 October|
|Guernsey Airport||24 October – 5 November|
|Level 2, Princess Elizabeth Hospital||7 November – 5 December|
|Martel Maides Auction Rooms||22 – 27 November|
|George Crossan Gallery, Inner Market||7 – 17 December|