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The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize was established in Hong Kong in 2012 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 either secondary or tertiary educational institutions, with prizes on offer in the two categories:

  • Secondary school entrants must be nominated by their school
  • Entrants from tertiary institutions can self-nominate

All submitted artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of local art professionals, who shortlist 20 Finalists; 15 from secondary institutions, 5 from tertiary institutions. 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. Prizes are awarded to both the winning artists and their schools.

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.

For further details view the Competition Terms and Conditions here.


Key Dates

Submission period: 
22 April – 1 July 2019

Finalists’ Exhibition:
4-7 October 2019

Fine Art Asia (Booth C15)
Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre

Finalists notified by: 
26 August 2019

Award Ceremony (invitation only):
7 October 2019

Fine Art Asia (Booth C15)
Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre

Judging Panel

Raymond Tang

Curator (Hong Kong Art),
Hong Kong Museum of Art

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Hilary Binks

Art and Academic Advisor
Fine Art Asia

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Sara Mao

Christie’s Education Asia

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Konstantin Bessmertny


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Katherine Don

Head of Arts and Cultural Development
Asia Society Hong Kong Center

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Howard Bilton

Founder and Chairman
The Sovereign Art Foundation

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Supporting Organisations