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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 – Call for Entries

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Student and Graduate Opportunity: Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is currently open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for students at Manchester Metropolitan University to showcase their work and further their involvement in the art world in preparation for their future career.

There is a Student Category, and prizes include £1,000 courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 311,000). They can also enter the Main Category if they wish.

We would really like students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University to know about this opportunity. If you could share this news with them that would be fantastic, and your help would be greatly appreciated.

You can view/download images of previous finalists’ work to share this news HERE.


The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. Now in its 10th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition
  • Publication in an anthology of 100 contemporary artists
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 311,000)
  • Up to £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2016. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

Twitter: The @AestheticaMag #ArtPrize2016 is open for entries. Prizes incl. #exhibition #publication & more. Deadline 31 Aug www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize

We are really excited about this year’s Aesthetica Art Prize, and hope that you can share this call for entries with your students and staff.