Harmonious Society Award for Art Criticism 2014

On 08/10/2014 by CFCCA Administrator

As part of our Harmonious Society exhibition, we are launching a call for submissions of new art criticism, with a focus on Chinese Contemporary Art.  The award aims to help move Chinese Contemporary Art out of the niche status that it is often perceived to be in, echoing CFCCA’s objectives moving forward. We are seeking to encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines, so if you do not meet the criteria yourself please forward to any student or other networks you are connected with. Please see below for details of a great opportunity to get your writing read by the Harmonious Society team, and published online.

Harmonious Society Award for Art Criticism 2014

Harmonious Society Award for Art Criticism 2014 seeks to discover talented young writers who are engaging with Chinese Contemporary Art. Jointly organised by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and the University of Salford, the award winner will receive £300, with four runner-up prizes of £50. This award aims to stimulate engaging critical art writing and offers its recipients a platform from which to launch their career in art criticism. All award winners will have their writing published on the CFCCA website.

Harmonious Society Award for Art Criticism 2014 invites new art writers to respond to the Harmonious Society exhibition through either:

– A critical review of the exhibition

– A piece of creative writing that extend the themes of the exhibition

Submission requirements

1. Entrants must be currently undertaking post-graduate education (MA, MFA, PhD etc) or have completed their post-graduate studies within the last three years.

2. Submissions can be made in English.

3. Submissions should be no more than 1000 words.

4. Entrants may only submit one article and it should not have been published previously.

5. Articles should be submitted as a Microsoft WORD document.

6. The file name of document should be your name in capital letters.

7. Please include your name, email address and contact phone number at the top of the submission.

8. Please do not include images.

9. Please do not include footnotes.

Submissions made in Chinese will be translated into English for judging purposes.


The deadline for submissions is 5pm, 20thOctober 2014. Submissions should be sent to: A.Correia@salford.ac.uk
The Award winners will be announced on 24thOctober 2014.
Award winning entries will be published on-line on the CFCCA and University of Salford website and CFCCA blog.

Any further enquiries should be sent to Alice Correia: A.Correia@salford.ac.uk. Alternatively, post queries in the comments box.


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