ArtPrize announces competition changes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — ArtPrize organizers announced some changes to the world’s largest art competition Thursday.

One of the main changes to the competition will be the prizes. In addition to the $200,000 prize chosen by the public, there will also be a $200,000 prize chosen by three jurors.

ArtPrize will require artists to register in one of four categories, 2D, 3D, time based or installation:


Public Vote Awards Juried Awards
Grand Prize $200,000 Grand Prize $200,000
Two-Dimensional $20,000 Two-Dimensional $20,000
Three-Dimensional $20,000 Three-Dimensional $20,000
Time-Based $20,000 Time-Based $20,000
Installation $20,000 Installation $20,000


There will no longer be an ArtPrize Top 10, instead both the public and the jurors will have a final 20.  Therefore, there are a total of 40 finalist spots for ArtPrize.

The public may vote for as many art pieces as they want in the final round of voting, instead of casting just one vote as in years past.

Round one: September 24-October 4
Final 20 announced: October 5
Round Two: October 5-9

ArtPrize kicks off on Sept. 24 in downtown Grand Rapids.

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