THE BEST OF… ART COMPETITION CALLING FINAL ENTRIES

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EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL 2 DECEMBER 2013

 

THE BEST OF… ART COMPETITION

INTRODUCING THE RALPH STEADMAN ART AND DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP

Children and adults alike can enter The Best of… Art Competition, which is open to interpretation in any medium. The best entries will be exhibited in a public exhibition and in addition to the category prizes, one lucky winner at the start of their career will be the recipient of the first ever Ralph Steadman Scholarship to assist their ambition to become a professional artist.

World-renowned artist, illustrator and cartoonist Ralph Steadman, is The Best of… Art Competition’s head judge, who will be joined by two professional artists of differing disciplines to assist with the final shortlist.

The competition theme is NOW. The judges are hoping to receive entries with the widest possible interpretations of the theme. To get you started, you could start thinking about what is happening NOW
in: your house; your head; your world; in politics; in fashion… even in your fridge!

CATEGORIES

There are 4 categories:

A: School year groups 4-7

B: School year groups 8-11

C: Ages 16-19

D: Adult (20+)

PRIZES

A: School year groups 4-7: Art materials vouchers

B: School year groups 8-11: Art materials vouchers and eligibility to win The Ralph Steadman Art and Design Scholarship at Rochester Independent College

C: Ages 16-19: Art materials vouchers and eligibility to win The Ralph Steadman Art and Design Scholarship at Rochester Independent College

D: Adult (20+) The adult winner will receive an original, framed Ralph Steadman ‘Thought Sheet’. There will be further adult prizes of art materials vouchers.

One lucky winner will also receive a day’s use of the facilities of the Boiler House at the University of Kent School of Arts (eg spray booth, laser cutter, sculpture/clay kiln), under technician’s supervision.

The winners will feature in a special competition article in WOW magazine and will be displayed in a public, touring exhibition. The exhibition will commence at Rochester Independent College and may tour to more than one location over a 6 month period, including the School of Arts, Chatham Dockyard. Coverage of the special Private View/prize-giving celebration will be documented by a photographer/film maker and may be used at a later date in publicity materials.

By entering into the competition, we assume that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions on the competition leaflet.

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THE RALPH STEADMAN ART AND DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP

In addition to the category prizes, Rochester Independent College is offering a very special further award. In celebration of their new Art and Design building, opening in 2014, the College is launching the Ralph Steadman Art and Design Scholarship, a bi-annual prize which will be first awarded to one of the winners of The Best of… Art Competition.

We are looking for an aspiring young artist with exceptional talent who is committed to furthering their career in the visual arts. The shortlisted students will be invited for an interview at the college and will be expected to show a portfolio of work before final selection.

Depending on the winner the scholarship will be comprised of either:

A 2 year full Scholarship for A levels at Rochester Independent College
or a Bursary from RIC of £2000 per year for three years as financial support for the winning student to help fund their visual arts degree.

The Visual Arts department at RIC is a creative and enriching environment which encourages its students to thrive, giving them the confidence to explore and develop their own personal style with support from experienced tutors offering expertise in a wide range of disciplines. A high number of students go on to study Art & Design related subjects at
University or Art College.

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