The Prize is an initiative by The Sovereign Art foundation (SAF) and organised by Sovereign – Consultoria Lda, together with support from their media partner Open Media S. A. both based in Lagoa, Algarve. The main purpose of the Prize is to inspire, encourage and reward young artists in the community, to encourage cultural development and raise funds for disadvantaged children in the region.
Secondary schools are invited to submit the work of up to seven students. Our judges shortlist twenty artworks to be publicly exhibited at various locations in the Algarve. The first and second prize winners chosen by the judges will be announced at the Final of the event in May 2019. A Public Vote prize will be awarded to the artwork which receives the most votes from the public, both online and directly during the public exhibitions. Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists and their schools. The final twenty artworks will be auctioned to the public, with the proceeds being divided between the artists and a deserving local charity.