Gibraltar Cultural Services, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, will hold a Spring Visual Arts Competition in May 2017 as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival.

The competition will once again see the categories for painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations. This is in line with Government’s policy of promoting contemporary arts in Gibraltar and abroad.

The visual arts competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over as at 23rd May 2017. A maximum of five entries may be submitted by each artist but not more than two per category. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, except for entries submitted to the Ministry’s Art Competition for Young Artists.

Prizes to be awarded are:

Painting Award 1st Prize  - £500

Painting Award 2nd Prize - £250

Installation Award - £500

Sculpture Award - £500

Photography Award - £500

Video Award - £500

The Sovereign Trust Award for the Best Young Artist - £1,000

The Alwani Foundation Award for the Best Gibraltar Theme - £1,000

The Ministry of Culture Award for the Overall winner - £3,000

The Overall winner, the Best Gibraltar Theme and the Best Young Artist will become the property of the Ministry of Culture.

Entry forms and full conditions are available from:

• The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates

• John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street

• E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry forms and artworks for the video category and project descriptions for the installations may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street as from Monday 10th April between 9am and 5pm. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 12th April 2017.

Entries for all other categories may be handed in at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in Casemates, as from Wednesday 10th May 2017 between 3pm and 7pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 12th May 2017.

Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from Wednesday 24th May to Saturday 3rd June 2017.