Premio Combat Prize, Art Competition was born with the purpose of investigating the most interesting ideas in international contemporary art. The name Combat draws its conceptual inspiration from combat films, videos shot by American military cameramen during World War II battles. Combat films, often shot on the frontline and live, filmed the horrors of the war to document and show to the American people - not yet used to reality TV - what was going on, including the most bloody events.
Premio Combat Prize shares the same objective, which is maybe ambitious but certainly effective from a cultural viewpoint: to go to the frontline to search for different trends in the international art world and to document at the same time the new artistic languages as they develop. It represents a new kind of research model based on a cultural discourse which is free from any commercial constrictions.
There are five categories in which you can participate:
• Graphic Arts
• Sculpture and Installation
After the initial short-listing, artists will be asked to send their original artworks to be included in the collective exhibition.
The registration fee for this Art Competition is 50 Euro that's approximatly 61 USD for the first artwork entered and 40 Euro for each additional artwork.
The Premio Combat Prize entails the selection of 80 artworks and will culminate in the exhibition of the finalists, the publication of a catalogue, and the award of money prizes and three artist- in-residence scholarships.
• 6,000 Euro (approximatly 7,300 USD) to the winner of Painting category
• 6,000 Euro to the winner of the Photography category
• 4,000 Euro (approximatly 4,900 USD) to the winner of the Graphic Arts category
• 4,000 Euro to the winner of the Video category
• 4,000 Euro to the winner of the Sculpture and Installation category
The exhibition, as well as the judging and award ceremony, will be held in Livorno (Italy) from June 27th to July 25th, 2015.