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The LSA Student Award is open to students (or groups of students) in full or part time education on a degree or foundation course studying in any art or design discipline at a college or university in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland in 2022. 

The prize is £500. 
Entry to the competition is free.

LSA is delighted to announce this year’s student award - a unique and exciting competition in collaboration with Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester with an opportunity for the winning student (or group of students) to gain valuable experience to aid progression from student to professional artist.

Registration is now open - see form below

The winner will be the design-lead, working with a team of knowledgeable and experienced artists learning how to run a public engagement project with the kudos of exhibiting alongside Leicestershire’s most acclaimed artists in the prestigious Annual Exhibition at Newarke Houses Museum.

In line with many public art competitions and proposals, we are asking applicants to design a 2D piece of artwork in response to the Newarke Houses Museum's permanent exhibition  ‘From Kampala to Leicester’.  2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of a significant moment in Leicester’s social history when several thousand Ugandan Asian refugees arrived in the City having been abruptly ejected from their homes by Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin. A new exhibition 'Uganda 50' is also due to open in July at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

Your design will highlight the plight of refugees and asylum seekers anywhere in the modern world displaced by war, famine, and persecution. The completed 2D artwork will be approximately 100 cm x 80 cm. 

The successful applicant will be required to oversee the design work from conception to completion by attending three public engagement workshops arranged by LSA in conjunction with local charities or community groups.  The design concept and completed artwork will be exhibited and showcased at Newarke Houses Museum from 4 November - 18 December 2022.

The cash prize of £500 will be presented to the Student Winner at the LSA Annual Exhibition 2022  Preview and Awards ceremony on Thursday 3 November.

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Deadline for Registrations – 2300 hrs on Friday 12 August 2022.  

Register First  - by completing and submitting the simple Registration Form below.  You will receive an email from the LSA Secretary within 24 hours with a link to log in.

Submit Your Designs -  at anytime up to 2300 hrs on  Friday 12 August 2022. 

Log in and upload a digital image of your design (jpeg, jpg format up to 4 mb each).  You may upload upto six images if you wish and add a note to describe each image. 

About your Design – Your original design can be any size, but should not exceed the finished size of the completed artwork, approximately 100cm x 80cm. Insert a supporting statement to describe your idea and design.  Type directly or copy and paste text.

Artist Statement  (Up to 500 words)

Shortlist - A shortlist will be announced on this website.

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Terms and conditions of the Student Award 2022

The artwork that is submitted must be your own work and must not infringe standard artist copyright protocols.

Images of you, your designs and supporting information may be used by Leicester Society of Artists, our sponsors and partners to publicise the Award. We will only contact you about the Student Award and will not pass on your contact details to anyone without your consent - Full details are set out in our Privacy Policy  - see under ‘Contact Us’ on our website