2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing (Trinidad)

The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, inaugurated in 2014, is an annual award for an original unpublished piece of critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art by a Caribbean writer aged 35 or under. Established by Alice Yard, the prize aims to encourage new writing on Caribbean art and artists, and to identify emerging voices in contemporary Caribbean art criticism. The winner will be announced in September 2014 to commemorate Alice Yard’s eighth anniversary.

Period for submission: May – 14 July 2014

Prize: cash award of US$1,000 and publication in The Caribbean Review of Books.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entrants must  Caribbean citizens, whether resident in the region or abroad, and be under the age of 35 on the entry deadline, 14 July, 2014.
  • Each entry should be 3000 words maximum.
  • Each participant may submit only one entry. Participants need not have a formal background in art history or criticism.
  •  The piece must be UNPUBLISHED – ie not previously been published in print or online
  • The entry must be aimed at an intelligent general audience as much as an academic or professional one

Read the rules fully HERE.

The panel of 3 judges comprises:

  • Krista Thompson (Bahamas/US), chair
  • Charles Campbell (Jamaica/Canada)
  • Courtney J. Martin (US)

The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing is conceived and established by the co-directors of Alice Yard, Sean LeonardChristopher Cozier, and Nicholas Laughlin, who will administer the prize and support the panel of judges in their deliberations.

For any queries about eligibility requirements or the submission process, please contact the prize administrators at:

helloaliceyard@gmail.com

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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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