StateoftheART Gallery Award



The competition is open to all Entrants who are permanently resident in South Africa and aged 18 and older on the 01 January 2018.

Submitted works of art must have been completed in the 18 months prior to the closing date of the competition. Do not apply with work that is dated before 2017 or that has been previously entered into a competition.

Online entry opens on 1st February 2018 and closes at midnight on Sunday, 15 July 2018. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Entrants must submit a minimum of 4 different artworks, of any medium from paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture - with the exception of performance and video art, to be accepted for the competition. Our Judges will be looking for a body of work with a unique signature in a South African context, which shows significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and demonstrates skillful execution. 

Works submitted for the competition must have been created by the Entrant i.e. his/her original work and remain his/her property for the duration of the competition and exhibition until such time as the work has been collected by, or returned to the Entrant, or sold during the exhibition.

Each artwork (including if made of several pieces, e.g. diptychs/triptychs) must not exceed a total of 275cm x 275cm (including the frame) and must not project more than 50cm from the wall. If a sculpture, it can be up to 275cm x 275cm x 200cm.

The Entrant accepts that all work submitted will be available for sale and if shortlisted for the Finalists Exhibition, the chosen artworks must be available and the physical artwork delivered to the StateoftheART gallery in Cape Town for judging by the required date and for the full exhibition period.

If a work is sold by the Gallery, 50% (fifty percent) of the Sale Price excluding VAT will be allocated to the artist and 50% (fifty percent) to the Gallery.

State Of The ART Gallery CC will not be liable for any loss or damage to any artworks physically submitted at any point in the prize, however caused either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, exhibition or in any period in which the work is in their keeping.

Works submitted for the competition will remain the property of the Entrant for the duration of the competition and exhibition until such time as the work has been collected by, or returned to the Entrant, or sold during the exhibition.

Once registered for this competition, all Entrants agree that we, State Of The Art Gallery CC, may reproduce their work (at no fee) for any purposes required (including press/publicity/website and catalogue and any other printed or digital material, advertising the exhibitions and future entries), excluding for resale unless authorised by the artist.


Complete the digital entry form and upload a copy of your ID.

Enter a minimum of 4 (four) and maximum of 5 (five) artworks into the competition. Only one image of each work must be submitted.

The image submitted must accurately portray the artwork.

The image(s) and the completed digital entry form must be submitted online on this website. Entries received late will be invalid, unless the competition is extended for any reason, then entries received after then but before the new extended date will be valid.

Uploaded images MUST be in JPEG format only. JPEGS must be up to pixel height/width of 2000x2000 at a preferred 300dpi and at a maximum of 10MB in size.