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61st Faenza Prize 2020

International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art

The International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art is without thematic restrictions and it is open to individual artists or groups without age restrictions.

For collective works, the artists must nominate one representative who will be the liaison during every stage of the competition. Participation may also be arranged by Ministries, Cultural Organizations, Associations etc.

Each competitor may present only one work of 6 cubic metres maximum size.

Works can be created using any ceramic technique. The works can include the use of other materials but the majority should be ceramic.

The artists must declare that the works belongs to them, that they have been created in the last two years and that they have not been entered into other competitions. If the rules are not respected the Jury and the MIC Foundation reserve the right to exclude the work from the exhibition and eventually to withdraw any prizes awarded for it.

A priority will be given to sculptural works or installations that favour the innovation and convey a marked contemporary connotation. In fact, the Faenza prize has been characterized over the years by an avant-garde approach and topical choices of great contemporaneity: it must be the mission to pursue.

The artists who have won the 59th Faenza Prizes, and who have participated in the special edition “Ceramics Now!” will not be allowed to participate in the 61st edition.

The Competition is divided in 2 separated sections: one reserved to artists under 35 years old (within December 31st 1984) and the other for artists over 35 years old.

The participation is free, but subjected to a payment of 20 euro fee for administrative costs, only for participants “over 35”.

The Jury, during the works of selection for the final step of the Competition, is allowed to see the curricula of the participants.

By entering the Competition Faenza Prize, the applicants accept these Rules .


[12th april 2020] The exhibition and the competition postponed to Spring 2021

In these months we have faced an unimaginable sanitary emergency that has changed our lives and our plans for the future.

We have deeply reflected about the Faenza Prize together with the Jury and colleagues from other international competitions and we agreed that it is necessary to postpone any initiative until next year.

We tried to save the Prize and postpone the inauguration by a few months, but the uncertainty of the opening, the presence of visitors and above all the possibility of seeing all the selected works made us decoding for Spring 2021.

Edition Year: 2020


Start Subscriptions: 2019-09-30

End Subscriptions: 2019-12-19


Start Selections: 2020-01-20

End Selections: 2020-02-19


Over 35

Under 35

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