Signature Art Prize 2015 Finalists Announced
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.
DRAWING & PRINTMAKING
PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
These shortlisted artworks will be on show at the Signature Art Prize 2015 Gala, which will take place on the 19th March. During the evening, our panel of judges will have the chance to see the work on display for the first time, and subsequently choose an overall winner from each category. The winners' work will then remain on display and open to the public over the following month.
A further opportunity for those entrants not selected for the shortlist is now on offer in the form of the People’s Choice Award, in which the public is encouraged to vote for their favourite piece via social media. The piece with the highest votes from each category will then be included in the Gala, where an overall winner will be decided via ballot on the night. The People’s Choice Award will be open for votes in the next couple of days, when more information will be shared.