The Absa L’Atelier art competition rewards young visual artists, aged 21 to 40, with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. This is clearly evidenced by the previous winners and the benefits and experience they attained by participating.
There are 12 countries that form part of the 2019 Absa L’Atelier. The 12 countries are randomly divided into three groups of four countries each. Artists within each group compete against each other. There is no competition between the three groups – artists compete within each group only. The winner of each group will be referred to as the Absa L’Atelier Ambassador.
The artist is required to submit one entry which consists of a portfolio of a minimum four and a maximum of five artworks. Submission of less than four and more than five artworks will result in the artist’s immediate disqualification. Each group of four countries have a different set of adjudicators.
A single winner will be selected from each group of four countries (i.e. one winner from Group A, one winner from Group B, one winner from Group C). Absa will then bring to the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg the winners entered artwork from each Group. The abovementioned winning artworks will make up the final exhibition with the Gerard Sekoto winner.
The overall winner will receive £25,000(orlocal currency equivalent).Runners up will also receive a cash prize of£10,000 eachThis amount will be paid after the final event, which will take place in June 2020.
All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Responsibility cannot be accepted for applications lost, damaged or delayed. Any applications that are incomplete, late,do not adhere to the guidelines or contain false information will be rejected. Selected applicants will be contacted by email by the end of September 2019.
By applying to be considered for the Prize, applicants warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete. The Judging Panel reserve the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants and the veracity of all statements made
Forum offers several opportunities for youth participation before, during and after the Forum including youth
debates, multi-stakeholder dialogues, civil society and media involvement, and different competitions.
Now in its fifth year, the Tana Forum annual essay competition is aimed at obtaining views from the youth on
various peace and security challenges faced across the continent. The competition is open to African nationals
enrolled in higher education institutions based in Africa and in the diaspora. This year’s theme will be “Political
Dynamics in the Horn of Africa: Nurturing the Emerging Peace Trends”.
The authors of the three winning essays will be invited by the Tana Forum Secretariat to attend the Forum as fully
sponsored participants and address participants at the Forum. Prior to the event, the authors receive mentorship
from a pool of experts based at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS).
The winner(s) would receive an award of one hundred thousand US dollars ($100,000.00).
The price for the winner is funded by the Federal government which consist of 3 annual award of USD 50, 000 for each recipient