The University of Portsmouth Creative and Cultural Industries is pleased to share this amazing opportunity for all artists to take part in the biggest biennial art awards in the UK.

The Chaiya Art Awards is now the UK’s biggest art competition exploring spirituality through art. The aim of the biennial Chaiya Art Awards is to encourage, inspire and reward artists (professional, amateur, art students and community groups) working across many mediums.

Entrants are encouraged to be authentic and daring around the theme.  The Chaiya Art Awards is open to any artist, including art students and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video. We have also introduced an additional category for Community Groups, who can submit a collaborative piece.

The first Chaiya Art Awards proved hugely popular, with over 450 entries and more than 2,700 exhibition visitors.  New to Chaiya 2020 will be an ‘affordable art fair’ over two days of the exhibition. We will invite artists in the exhibition to be present, to discuss, promote and sell their work.

Some of the art students who entered last time, were very successful, getting into the winners exhibition at the Gallery@Oxo in London’s Southbank and having their work featured in the accompanying hardback book. The winners’ exhibition will take place again at London’s prestigious South Bank Gallery@Oxo from 10-19 April 2020.

A respected panel will anonymously judge entries on Originality and Technical excellence, Theme Interpretation and Emotional Impact.

Full details of the awards, theme, criteria, deadlines and how to enter, can be found here.  Deadline MIDNIGHT on Friday 18 October 2019.

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