Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021 now is over!

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021: Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021 sponsored by law firm Ashurst and Oaktree & Tiger has been recently opened for entries searching for the most exciting emerging artists, across all ages, backgrounds and countries.

Short description

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021, the major global prize searching for the most exciting emerging artists, across all ages, backgrounds and countries now in its 7th year is calling for entires!

The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and backgrounds. Artists who enter before the 29 November 2020 are eligible for a detailed written feedback on their application.

Early entries will feature in their ongoing campaigns to clients, and access to organizer’s informative talks.

Submission requirements

A maximum of 5 artworks per artist may be entered. Only 1 image of each work must be submitted.
Paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, sculptures, digitally produced artworks and mixed media constructions are accepted. Performance art is not accepted.
They are open to work that encompasses moving images, mobile apps, interactive installations, and sound art.
Each artwork (including if made of several pieces, e.g. diptychs/triptychs) must not exceed a total of 275cm x 275cm (including the frame) and must not project more than 50cm from the wall. If a sculpture, it can be up to 275cm x 275cm x 200cm. For video and sound art, you can submit a file of no more than 100Mb in size for the judging process, but they can use much larger files for exhibiting.
If you are submitting a new media artwork then you need to submit a photo that represents it. It should be less than 100Mb for judging purposes.

Evaluation Criteria

​The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021 will be awarded to artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skillful execution.

Results will be announced in September 2021.

Who may enter?

The organizers understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country.


£10,000 prizes and exhibitions, for the Overall Winner, the Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, the New Media Award with partners Rich Mix and Photography Award with partners Genesis Imaging.
£1,000 of vouchers from Cass Art for 3 Winners.
Three month exhibitions in London, England.
Group Show for 25 Shortlisted Artists in April – August 2021.
New partnership with Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Entry fees

Entry Fee is £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5 artworks.

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