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 school in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

All submitted artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of art professionals, 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). Prizes are awarded to the winning artists and their schools (additional prizes may be available subject to sponsorship).

  Student Wins School Wins
Judges’ Prize £800 £2000
Public Prize £400 £1000

The final 20 artworks can also be entered into a silent auction (with permission from the artist), proceeds of which are divided, 50:50, between the artists and the Sovereign Art Foundation’s charitable activities.

Entry is from 30 March–11 September.

For further details view the Competition Terms and Conditions here.

Key Dates

Submission period:
30 March-11 September

Finalists notified by:
2nd October

Finalists’ Exhibitions:
October-December

Awards ceremony (invitation only):
15 December

Finalists’ Exhibitions

OSA Pop Up Shop Wed 21 Oct – Sat 31 Oct
Guernsey Airport Mon 2 Nov – Mon 16 Nov
Beau Sejour Foyer Wed 18 Nov – Tues 24 Nov
Guille-Allès Library Thurs 26 Nov – Sat 12 Dec

Judging Panel

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Supporting Organisations

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