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02 Oct 2020

Barcelona Olympic Foundation International Art on Paper Award

The Barcelona Olympic Foundation, through the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum, has launched the tenth edition of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation International Art on Paper Award, from now biannual, on a sports theme, aimed at promoting the links between art and sport. Call for entries.

A maximum number of two entries may be submitted by artists over the age of 18, of any nationality and place of residence.

Deadline for entries: 2 October 2020

The theme must be linked to sport and/or the Olympic movement from any perspective. Works executed on any paper medium, which are original and unique (not open to reproduction by mechanical or digital means) and that have not garnered an award in any other competition, will be accepted. Measurements of the work cannot exceed 100 cm or be less than 50 cm on any side, and the maximum weight admitted will be 7 kg. Should the work comprise more than one piece (diptychs, triptychs, etc.), its full assembled size will be taken into consideration and must fall within the stipulated maximum size. Instructions for its assembly must also be attached.

Three prizes will be awarded with the corresponding award diplomas: first place will be granted €2,500, second place will be given €1,800 and third place, €1,200. To the aforementioned amounts, the valid withholding tax shall be applied. The winning works will become the property of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and will be incorporated into their art collection.

Works must be submitted online, with necessary documentation (no fee is required). Following the panel of judges decisions, all the shortlisted works from the first phase must be sent to the designated address (in Barcelona) before 4th December 2020. The transportation costs will be incurred by the participant.

The winning entries and finalists will be exhibited in the exhibition hall at the Olympic Museum (the possibility of the exhibition travelling to another Olympic museum is also contemplated) on dates that will be duly announced in the media and on the museum’s official website.

Since 2010, the Barcelona Olympic Foundation has been firmly committed to making the link between art and sport more palpable than ever. Through the Barcelona Olympic Foundation International Art on Paper Award, the Foundation underscores its desire to stimulate and give impetus to artistic creation at the heart of sport and to continue exploring the manifold possibilities that inspire latent talent in this genre.