The Batsford Prize
Theme ‘The Written Word’
Batsford is proud to be launching Batsford Prize, a competition for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the applied arts field. The winner will receive £500 and runners up will receive £50 worth of Batsford books.
The theme of the inaugural competition is the ‘Written Word’. It is inspired by Gwen Hedley’s beautiful textile artwork. Gwen is a leading textile artist, teaching and exhibiting globally. The textile artwork appears in her book Drawn to Stitch (Batsford, 2010). The competition opens on the 10th of December.
The closing date for submissions is 1st of March and the winners will be announced in May 2013.
Criteria for entry:
The work must be the work of an undergraduate or postgraduate student (at any university or college) in any fine art or applied art subject, including textiles, design, fine art, photography and illustration.
Initial entries should comprise up to 5 digital photos of the work (each image up to a maximum of 2 MB) and a description of the work of up to 500 words (to be included on the entry form found here.)
Entries to be sent by 1 March 2013.
The submitted work should be original to the student and any copyright cleared (if necessary). It should encompass in some small or large (but significant) way the use of the written word. It can be handwritten or typeset words. It can be in any language past or present, and it can be one word or thousands.
Shortlisted entrants will be notified by 10 April 2013, and the winner will be notified in early May 2013. The winning entry may be displayed at the Batsford offices in London if the piece is available for exhibition after the announcement of the prize winner in May 2013.
For institution enquires please contact Margarita Lygizou at email@example.com
For student enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “The Batsford Prize Enquiry” in the email header.
To submit your art work please send us the requested material along with the entry form at email@example.com inserting “The Batsford Prize” in the email header. You can also write to us to the following address: Batsford, The Batsford Prize, 10 Southcombe street, W14 ORA, London.
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