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Press Release - 26 February 2007

Art competition looks for most innovative painting

Entries are invited for an art competition with awards totalling £2,500 for the best paintings, organised by the University of Bath.

The paintings should be on the theme of “Innovation and Enterprise” and the winning artist will get a £1,000 prize with another £1,000 from the University to buy the painting. A prize of £500 will also be given to the painting that receives the most votes by staff and students at the University.

The University of Bath Painting Prize provides a chance for local and national painters to showcase their work, as the winning entry will be hung in the University’s refurbished Wessex Restaurant and all shortlisted entries will be exhibited on campus.

The judges are Professor Glynis Breakwell, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, June Mendoza, a painter and honorary graduate of the University, and Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne Museum.

The judges will be looking for the best expression of the theme, impact, originality, imagination, technical execution and artistic quality.

Entries in the form of colour photographs and digital files should be submitted by 30 March and the shortlisted artists will be contacted by 12 April. Shortlisted works will be displayed publicly from 15 May and the winners announced on 20 June.

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Please note: Entrants must be over 18 years old; the competition is not open to students in higher or further education.

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