The 2012 EAC Over 60s Art Awards sees a number of exciting changes. Our aim for the next two years is to encourage more and more people to enter, and to increase the number of people who enter and participate online. Therefore:
- The number of prizes is increased to 34;
- Separate prizes will be awarded to beginners and more experienced artists;
- The entry fee has been reduced.
Of particular interest to some visitors to this website will be the long-running Angela Farnell Memorial Prizes, awarded in memory of the founder of EAC. The two £500 prizes will be awarded to the best entries from artists living in sheltered / retirement housing or a care home, or who enter through a day centre
. The prizes are divided between the artist and their sheltered scheme, care home or day centre.
This year’s prize giving event will be held at the House of Lords
in February 2013. Finalists will be invited to attend an afternoon event at this iconic setting, during which the prizes will be presented and images of finalists works will be displayed photographically on large screens.
Finally, in addition to encouraging more people to enter, we also want to encourage more people to interact with Art Awards online by voting in the People's Choice Award
and by commenting on works in the gallery. Since their inception the Awards have attracted many thousands of entries and have created an informal ‘community of artists’, with whom EAC communicates through newsletters and websites. We intend to continue to build our community and hope that those who enter or who visit the online galleries will help us spread the word!
Visit the EAC Art Awards website