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The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize was established in Mauritius in 2016 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 Mauritius and be nominated by their teacher.

All submitted artworks are viewed online by a judging panel of local 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.

  Student Wins School Wins
Judges’ Prize Rs8,000 Rs15,000
Public Prize Rs6,000 Rs10,000

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 Open.

For further details view the Competition Terms and Conditions here

Key Dates

Submission period:
2 March – 23 April

Finalists notified by:
Early May

Finalists’ Exhibitions:
18-27 May

Awards ceremony (invitation only):
27 May

Judging Panel

Akshay Kumar Seebaluck

Akshay Kumar Seebaluck studied Fine Arts at Karnataka Chitrakala Parisath, Bangalore and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya,Khairagarh University India and was graduated with a Master degree in Painting in same university. He has been awarded a Gold Medalist for B.F.A at the I.K.S.V.V University. Akshay has been working in […]

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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 the provision of offshore trusts and companies and associated international tax advice. Howard holds a joint honours BA degree in classics and law from the University of Keele and is qualified as a Barrister […]

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Evan Sohun

Evan Sohun is a multifaceted and resourceful Mauritian artist, instilled with a strong artistic signature whose influences stem from the various creative stages of his life. He has been paving the way in the creative world since the age of 16, persisting in an eager and curious exploration of new methods for developing his art. […]

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