With £4,300 in grants on offer for winning artists and their schools, The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) have announced the shortlist of the 2022 global edition of their annual art prize for secondary school students.Among the talented young artists vying for the title of ‘Global’ winner are the winners from The Malta & Gozo Students Prize – Ylenia Schembri of The Malta Visual and Performing Arts School and Rana Sanugha of Maria Regina College.
SAF, launched in Hong Kong in 2003, is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary art talent through its international art prizes, whilst also raising funds for various charitable programmes. The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prizes run in ten countries, designed to celebrate the importance of art in the education system by identifying talented young artists and rewarding successful secondary-school art programmes to the benefit of a greater number of students.
The prize will see 15 artworks by students from Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, London, Malta and Gozo and Mauritius coming together in an online exhibition. These finalists were previously named winners in their respective regions back in 2021, being selected either by judges or the popular vote. Judges include Catalina Swinburn, Chilean visual artist; Howard Bilton, Founder and Chairman of SAF; Sara Mao, Director of Christie’s Education Asia; Tiffany Pinkstone, Executive director of SAF; and Tim Marlow, Chief executive and director, Design Museum London.
The global competition ensures cultural exchange between nations, showcasing artworks by the most talent and promising students globally. It runs until 31 January online, when the winners are announced.
For more information and to vote you can follow this link.