Young
upstart
competition

Sponsored by

Following the huge success of last year’s competition, RoomFifty is excited to launch the YUCs 2022! Again, it’s FREE to enter, there’s a cash prize and we have a panel of industry superstars judging the work. BUT thanks to our sponsor, MakeRoom, there are even more reasons to enter this year.

Why should you enter?

Judges

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

Gizem Vural - Artist and Illustrator

Ciara Phelan - Owner/Founder of Grand Matter

Tom Hislop - Artist and Creative Director of Time Out

Shannon Gibson - Art Director at the Financial Times

Sarah Habershon - Art Director of the Guardian

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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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 August 17 2022 and the shortlist and winners will be announced shortly after.

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