First held in 2017, the competition provides an invaluable opportunity for artistic talent across the country to get their work in front of an impressive judging panel and catch the eye of important industry figures
This year, Evening Standard has joined forces with respected perfume brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle to offer the chance for 12 shortlisted artists to show their work at an exhibition in central London, plus a £5,000 cash prize and a bespoke fragrance for the winner.
The competition is open to all artists, over the age of 18, excluding those who have had a solo exhibition in a public institution. Entries must be the artist’s own work and can be of any size but must fit easily through a standard door frame. The competition launches on 26 April and runs for 6 weeks.
Entries will be judged by a highly respected panel, chaired by Evening Standard’s culture editor Nancy Durrant. Joining Durrant will be Evening Standard magazine editor, Ben Cobb, Editions de Parfums founder, Frédéric Malle, artist Aowen Jin, and other successful figures from the art world.
Once the judges have decided on a shortlist of 12, the submissions will go on display at an exhibition at Cromwell Place, where the panel will deliberate and decide upon a winner. The announcement will be made at a special event on 6 September at Cromwell Place and the exhibition will run until 10 September.
Find out more about the competition here.