The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize was established in Hong Kong in 2012 and seeks to inspire, encourage 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 either secondary or tertiary educational institutions, with prizes on offer in two categories:
- Secondary school entrants must be nominated by their school
- Entrants from tertiary institutions can self-nominate
All artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of local art professionals, who shortlist 20 Finalists. The top 20 Finalists’ works are exhibited and the judges attend for a second round of voting, in person, to select their winner. In parallel, the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece (online and at the exhibition). In this way, Judges’ Prize winner and a Public Prize winner (other than the recipient of the Judge’s Prize) are selected, within each category, from the top 20 Finalists. Prizes are awarded to the winning artists and their schools.
The final 20 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.