This year, we launched The Sovereign Art Foundation Global Students Prize – a culmination of our 2020 Prizes that took place in seven regions around the world. For the first time, we brought together the artworks from last year’s winners in Guernsey, Hong Kong, London, Malta & Gozo, Mauritius, Portugal and Singapore to determine our final Global Winners. Going forward, this competition will enable cultural exchange between nations, showcasing artworks by the most talented and promising students from across the globe.
A new panel of judges convened to determine their Global Judges’ Prize Winner: Paraskovia Podorvana (Malta & Gozo) for her work, The Little Joys (pictured above). Of the 600+ entries received across seven regions, down to 140 finalists and 14 local winners, Paraskovia, aged only 15 at the time of creation, has been able to beat out all the competition. Her sensitive and carefully drawn work is a representation of being at peace with nature. A creature made of stone tends to his garden, caring for the plants and the small fairies who live among them.
As the Global Judges’ Prize winner, Paraskovia will receive £800 for herself and £2000 for her school, G.F. Abela Junior College (Malta & Gozo).
When asked about her victory and her future in art, Paraskovia said:
“I was over the moon to find out the news as this artwork will forever remain in my memory as one of the most enjoyable projects I have done during my two years at the Junior College. I will invest the prize money into my future studies, as I intend on continuing my studies in graphical arts to one day become an illustrator.”