2022 AICA-INTERNATIONAL ‘CALL’ INCENTIVE PRIZE FOR YOUNG ART CRITICS

CALL TYPE:

Essay with optional imagery

Country: Art Critics (reporters/commentators) writing from anywhere.

Eligibility: Critics (early to mid-career) writing for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, internet.

Number of Essays: One essay per applicant (include a short bibliography)

Number of Images: Up to six images (optional, but labeled and embedded into WORD text)

Entry fee: None

Event Dates:

Contest winners will be announced at AICA-International Congress: Chile/Argentina November 13-19, 2022.

Winners Notification: October 22, 2022.

Cash Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded: First Place € 1000 (or dollars); Second Place € 500 (or dollars); and Third Place € 250 (or dollars); Certificates will also be presented.


CONTEST DIRECTIONS:

By September 15, 2022, applicants should submit one 2000-5000 word essay (optional six pictures, labeled and embedded into text.) and a bibliography (note imagery in bibliography) in English and WORD. Applicants should also submit a 150 word biographical profile/paragraph in English and WORD (not a CV). Example of image labeling: Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937, oil on canvas, 3.5x7.82m, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, Madrid, Spain.

CRITERIA FOR ESSAY AND OPTIONAL IMAGERY:


Essay should follow an arcing narrative unless inverting passages is appropriate. Writers may reference artists, individual art works, exhibitions, and include historical background, memoir and even fiction if it enhances intent. Climate Change and Social Injustice themes are of particular interest, in light of Congress theme: What Are We Talking About, When We Talk About Criticism in the 21st Century?- Art Criticism and Citizenship.


SUBMISSION:

Email essays to all:

Jean Bundy, Awards Chair at 38144@alaska.net
Sonia Recasens at aica.office@gmail.com
Lisbeth Rebollo, AICA President at lisbethrebollo@gmail.com

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