Works by the finalists of the Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prize Malta & Gozo will be exhibited at the Hilton Hotel & Resort, in St Julian’s, from March 6 to 19 and at Palazzo Ferreria in Valletta from March 20 to April 4.
Established about six years ago, the prize aims to highlight the importance of art in the education system and recognise the quality of work produced by local students.
All secondary schools and colleges in Malta and Gozo were invited to participate in this year’s competition, by nominating and submitting the best artworks produced by their students.
The public is now encouraged to visit the exhibitions and vote for their favourite artwork to select the Public Vote winner. The artist behind the winning entry will take home €300 and their school will win €800 to be destined to the school’s Art Department or the creation of one. Voting can also be done through the foundation’s website.
An international panel of judges will select The Judge’s Prize. The student producing the winning artwork will receive €500 and the school €1,500.
Besides this prize, the foundation also fundraises to help different charitable organisations such as Camp Willingness, which shares its vision of healing through the arts.
For more information on the foundation, visit www.sovereignartfoundation.com/about-sovereign-art-foundation/.
A video produced by the art prize’s sponsors, Allura, featuring Ylenia Schembri, a student from The Malta Visual and Performing Arts School and a former prize winner, can be viewed below.