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Maidstone Young Artist Award

Saturday 30 April - Saturday 9 July, 2022
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Maidstone Young Artist Award 2022

Sat 30th Apr 2022 to Sat 9th Jul 2022 - All Day

This exciting bi-annual award is open to all young artists, up to 25 years old, living in the South East of England.

Our aim is to give young artists the chance to win the prestigious Maidstone Young Artist Award and a platform to exhibit and sell their artworks within the County Town’s museum, in the temporary exhibition galleries.

The theme for the competition this year was ‘Spirit of Kent’. This was interpreted in any way that the artists wished, but photography or digital media was not accepted due to the large amount of manipulation that can be done through various programmes.

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15-25 years old:

1st Prize – Maria Simonova ‘Spiritus Invictus’
Runner up – Madeleine Brassington ‘The Observing Bluetit’

14 years old and under:

1st Prize – Isabel Zheng ‘Magic Fruit’
Runner up – James Thomas ‘Hare with Carrot’

The Visitors’ Vote

Visitors to the exhibition are given the chance to vote for their favourite artwork. The piece with the most votes wins ‘The Visitors’ Vote’.

The winning artist will have the opportunity to exhibit their artworks in the westspace at the museum during 2022/23.