The Koestler Trust are now accepting entries for the 2014 Awards.
The closing date is the 14th April
WHO can enter?
The entrants to the Awards need to be from one of the following groups:
Any current inmate of a UK prison, young offender institution, secure training centre, secure children’s home, immigration removal centre, or high or medium security psychiatric hospital or unit (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).
Any current client of the Probation Service, a Youth Offending Service, the Scottish Criminal Justice Social Work Service or their equivalents elsewhere in the British Isles.
Any UK citizen currently in a prison overseas.
You may enter as an individual or as a group.
WHAT can I enter?
You can enter original work in any of the artforms listed in this guidance.
The work must be from the last 12 months.
You may send as many entries as you like, as long as each entrant or group sends no more than 5 entries in one artform.
We do not accept paintings or drawings copied from other paintings or drawings.
Do not enter work that includes your name in the artwork or on the back.
HOW do I enter?
Fill in one entry form for each entry. You are welcome to photocopy the form.
Ask an authorised member of staff to sign each form and give their contact details. We cannot accept your entry if it is not signed by a member of staff. In prisons and secure settings, the member of staff supporting the entry must be an employee of the establishment (not a visiting artist or employee of an external education provider). It could be an officer, tutor, or librarian for example. In the community, the member of staff should be a probation officer or other professional case worker.
Pack your work carefully so that it reaches us safely. Very large, heavy, fragile or valuable items should be delivered and collected by hand. Many establishments send a van of entries each year – ask if this happens at your establishment.
For some artforms you may enter by sending photographs.
You can send items up to 2kg free by posting them to FREEPOST Koestler Trust.
To download an application form and for more information please visit: www.koestlertrust.org.uk