VISUAL ART COMPETITION, 2018
Over £2,500 in prizes to be won
The Afi Akong Visual Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists; amateur or professionals who are the best at what they do and can fly the Cross River State flag with their work. Its function is to discover artists either with raw talents or refined with no limits on age but resident in Cross River or resident anywhere in the world but from the state.
• No age limit on submissions
• Open to amateur and professional artists
• Open to artists from Cross River or resident of the state
The Prize is aimed at visual artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, decorative art, but will be divided into 2 categories.
Painting: This category is open to all those who believe that have, and can convey emotions through strokes, pencil, brush or paint.
Photography: This category is open to photographers, amateur or professional who have met the entry qualification and can wow us with what they have been able to capture with their camera.
– Junior Competition: The junior competition will be open to all secondary school students of Cross River origin (wherever they reside) and all secondary school students in Cross River. Winners will be required to show proof of school attendance or/and state of origin(for those schooling outside the State)
– Open Competition: This category is open to all Cross Riverians and residents in the state, with school cert and above.
The judges are already looking forwarding to getting to know your work and examining your entry carefully, but before they do we will like the public to enjoy your work and vote their best work.
After the close of submission, all works will be displayed on the competition website and open to the public for voting. Artists will be allowed to solicit votes for their work. After the end of voting the TOP TEN entries will be announced as the shortlist from where the judges will select the final winner(s) from.
NOTE: In deciding the final winner, the judges will expect you to fulfill certain criteria, which may appear subjective but are nevertheless important.
For example, the judges may be sensitive to the following points: the originality of the work, technical mastery, the coherence of the work, freshness, novelty, historical continuity, the artistic, literary, historical, scientific or philosophical references in your work, and the message conveyed.
The judges hope to find works that have been produced in a unique moment of grace experienced by the artists at the time of their creation. These magical creative moments are what make a work unique and unlike any other.
The Winners Won’t Be Left Unsupported
Nigeria, West Africa
If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.