While 2020 may have not quite gone to plan, it is with great pride that I can say six of our existing Students Prizes have gone ahead this year. Against the odds, we also launched a brand-new Prize in London. We had a record-breaking year for entries in many regions, thanks to the efforts of the Students Prize teams around the world. We were also blown away by the response in London – read more about the launch of the new London Prize here.
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In a year that has demanded innovation more than ever before, the teams have had to think quickly and adapt to the ever-changing situation posed by the pandemic. It is testament to the brilliant relationships our regional teams have with their schools, the public, local partners and sponsors that, in the face of such adversity, they managed to achieve such high levels of engagement with the local community and deliver live exhibitions within the bounds of local restrictions. We are immensely proud to have been able to provide the talented students with a platform to showcase their art to a wider audience than ever before.
Speaking of which, 2021 is already set to surpass this year as we launch the first Global Students Prize Exhibition, at which Judges Prize and Public Vote Prize winners from every participating region in 2020 will be exhibited together.
A brand-new panel of judges will then select a Judges Prize Global Winner and the public will have the opportunity to have their say and select their own Public Vote Prize Global Winner. As well as cash rewards, these Global Winners will be provided with additional opportunities that we hope will help them achieve any ambitions they may have for a future in art. Stay tuned for further details of this Prize on Instagram and Facebook.
Finally, it leaves me to say a huge thank you to all those involved in The Student Prizes this year and we look forward to delivering bigger and better Prizes in the year to come.
Students Prize Manager