Our showcase event is fast becoming one of the UK’s largest and most talked about open exhibitions by offering some of the region’s best awards and opportunities.
IN 2020, WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEW LIGHT AND THIS WILL BE OUR FIFTH BIENNIAL PRIZE EXHIBITION.
Call for entries are currently open and will close on 31st May 2020. We will be launching this year’s Prize Exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery in September 2020. Please see below for all you need to know on how to enter this year’s competition, our criteria and guidelines for entering and updates relating to Covid-19.
KEY DATES FOR THE PRIZE EXHIBITION 2020/21
These are the current confirmed dates for the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21. Please keep checking back here for further updates and more information. New Light reserves the right to make changes to the following competition criteria and entry requirements before online entries open on 1 March 2020.
- 1 March 2020: Online entries open
- 31 May 2020: Deadline for online entries, by midnight
- 1 August 2020: Results of shortlisting emailed to artists by this date
- Aug – Sept (date TBC): Selected work to be delivered to Scarborough Art Gallery
- 11 September 2020: Judging at Scarborough Art Gallery followed by Exhibition Preview and Award Presentation
- 12 September 2020 – February 2021: Prize Exhibition runs at Scarborough Art Gallery
- (2021 date TBC): Prize Exhibition runs at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
- (2021 date TBC): Prize Exhibition runs at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
- (2021 date TBC): Prize Exhibition runs at Bankside Art Gallery, London
GUIDELINES FOR 2020/21
- The prizes offered by New Light are open to all artists who
- were born in the North of England or
- are currently living in the North of England or
- studied at degree or postgraduate level (in an arts-based subject) in the North of England.
- For these purposes, the North of England is defined as being the historic counties of Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire.
- Entrants can be at any stage in their career; there is no upper age restriction, but we do ask for entrants to be over 18 when entries close.
- The Prize is open to all static works, capable of being wall-hung without requiring any power source. There is no maximum size for two-dimensional work, but three-dimensional work cannot exceed a depth of 50cm. Digital processes are allowed. Photography is excluded.
- Pieces shortlisted for the prizes must be available for judging and sale until the end of the Prize Exhibition tour.
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