Young
upstart
competition

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The competition is free to enter, for anyone over 18 anywhere in the world,
so long as they’re not already working in a full-time creative role.

The top 3 will be sold as prints for 6 months (with 100% profits going to the artists). The Winner will receive a cash prize of £250 and a free MakeRoom subscription.

The top Runners Up will be displayed in an online gallery

Judges

Thank you to our wonderful panel of judges from across the creative spectrum.

Matt Singer

Warby Parker

Alex Citrin

The New York Times

Emma Shore

Bandcamp

Anna Hardinge

How Do You Do?

Claire Cheung

Studio PI

Past Winners 2021

Lily Kim Qian | House of Mirrors

£50.00

Oliwia Bober | 2019-2020

£50.00

Ieva Ragauskaite | Venus Williams debut in Australian Open, 1998

£50.00

MakeRoom

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Sell printed merchandise from your site and say goodbye to customs charges, dead stock and post office queues…

Enter now

  1. Send one image per artist only
  2. Submit your image via the form (linked below)
  3. Images submitted must be 1333 x 1000 px jpeg (though should be available as 24x32” JPG for print)
  4. Include a name for the image, and a short bio about you, your work and what other work you do

Competition closes midnight GMT on February 10 2021 and the shortlist and winners will be announced on February 17 2021

The rules

• Artists can be any age, but must not be full time artists

• Please only enter one image per artist

• Entries after the closing date will not be judged

• The image must not have been sold as a print or published previously

• The artist enters the competition understanding that their work may be sold by RoomFifty

• The artist retains the copyright to their work

Read our full terms and conditions