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19th March 2012

The Gibraltar Culture and Heritage Agency, in collaboration with The Fine Arts Association and the Department of Education & Training, will hold its Annual Art Competition for Young Artists in February 2012.

The competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar attending school in years 9 to 13 (or College equivalent), as well as to young Gibraltarian artists no longer attending school in Gibraltar and aged up to 24 years old as at 13th February 2012. A maximum of two artworks (painting and/or sculpture) may be submitted by each artist. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, with the exception of non-winning entries in the 2011 Spring Art Competition and 2011 International Art Competition.

Entries will be exhibited at the Casemates Exhibition Galleries from the 13th to 24th February 2012.

Prizes to be awarded are:

1st Prize The Ministry of Culture Prize * £1,000
2nd Prize The Aquagib Award * £500

Additionally, there will be awards of £500 each, kindly donated by the Alwani Foundation, to the best entry in each of the following age groups:

A. School Years 9 to 11 *
B. School Years 12 to 13 *

* All the above listed winning artworks will become the property of the Ministry of Culture.

Entry forms and full conditions are available from:
• Bayside and Westside Comprehensive Schools
• Gibraltar College of Further Education
• The Department of Education & Training, 23 Queensway
• The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates
• John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street
• Ministry of Culture, 310 Main Street
• Or via email from: [email protected]

Entries may be handed in at the Casemates Exhibition Galleries as from Monday 30th January 2012 from 3.30pm to 6pm.

Closing date for receipt of entries is 6pm on Friday 3rd February 2012.

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