We are thrilled to announce the finalists of the Signature Art Prize 2015.
After applications opened in September 2014, we were overjoyed to receive a stream of entries, consistent both in quality and volume, over the next few months.
Students from London-based universities led with the highest number of entries, with Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon continuing their legacy from previous competitions. Elsewhere in the country, we saw particularly fantastic contributions from students in Manchester, Lincoln and Glasgow, and further afield brilliant submissions were received from Poland, Croatia and the USA, confirming that, in its 8th year, the Signature Art Prize remains firmly international.
Needless to say, our esteemed panel of judges had some incredibly tough decisions to make when it came to the judging. The discrepancy between what constitutes fine art as opposed to decorative, whether commerciality was a plus or minus, and what exactly constitutes an artist’s ‘signature’ piece were among the topics up for debate.
Five finalists from each category were chosen based on a point scoring system, the results of which you can see below.