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Malta Students Prize

The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize, Malta aims to encourage and provide a forum to promote the work of aspiring artists and to promote art and creativity in schools while also raising awareness of the plight of disadvantaged children both in Malta and abroad.

The Prize is open to all students aged between 14-17 of all secondary and post-secondary schools on Malta and Gozo. Students should not have attained their eighteenth birthday by 11 January, 2019. Artworks must be submitted by the schools and each schools must submit no more than its best five entries. A select panel of judges will shortlist 12 finalists and then 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will be chosen from those 12.

2019 Winners

Judges Prize


Andrew Deguara

Public Vote (First)

Wings of Freedom

Cody Langley

Public vote (Second)


Elisa Abela

Key Dates

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2019 Judging Panel

Caroline Miggiani

Caroline Miggiani graduated from the University of Malta in 2012 with a first-class degree in History of Art. In 2017 she was awarded a Master’s

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Dominique Ciancio

1983 Born in Malta. Works as a freelance artist between Malta and Norway. After graduating in History of Art and Philosophy at the University

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Howard Bilton

Howard Bilton is Chairman and founder of The Sovereign Group – one of the world’s
largest privately owned consultancies specialising in

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Laura Swale

Laura is an artist and former secondary school art teacher and head of department of fifteen years. Now an entrepreneur, she is

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Robert Zahra

An art practitioner and teacher/lecturer, Robert Zahra views these two fields as interconnected, on-going experimental processes.

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Stephen Griffiths

Stephen Griffiths is Managing Director of Sovereign Pension Services Limited and of Sovereign Trust (Malta) Limited. Stephen has worked in the financial

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