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2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000

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Event History

At our first awards in 2018 we received over 2,700 visitors, with over 1,300 people voting for the Winner of £1,000 Public Vote.

What Makes this event different?

We are the UK's largest art awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts. The awards and winners have been featured on BBC1 news, on radio stations and in many online and press art websites. We also publish a coffee style hardback book to accompany the exhibition featuring winners and additional artists from the longlist.

The Chaiya Art Awards are the UK largest awards exploring spirituality through the Visual Arts with a £10K Top Prize. 

They are open to any artist and cover all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video. We have also introduced an additional category for Community Groups, who can submit a collaborative piece.  Artists are invited to be authentic and daring as they respond to the theme.  This competition is open to people of all faiths, to those who have no belief in God, and to everyone in between. It’s about continuing an age old conversation in a modern setting with contemporary eyes.  

The winners exhibition will take place at London’s prestigious South Bank gallery@oxo from 10-19 April 2020.

The first Chaiya Art Awards proved hugely popular, with over 450 entries and more than 2,700 exhibition visitors.  New to Chaiya 2020 will be an ‘affordable art fair’ over two days of the exhibition. We will invite artists in the exhibition to be present, to discuss, promote and sell their work.

A respected panel will anonymously judge entries on Originality and Technical excellence, Theme Interpretation and Emotional Impact.


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