creative works competition

Aesthetica magazine, if you haven’t come across them before, “engages with the arts both in the UK and internationally, combining dynamic content with compelling critical debate and pushing boundaries while exploring the best in contemporary arts and culture.” They are currently running their annual creative works competition. The entry fee is £10, but there will be three winners of £500 so it’s worth a shot!

There are three categories: Artwork & Photography, Fiction and Poetry. You can submit work even if it has been published elsewhere, although you must let them know in advance.

Aesthetica say: “The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is internationally recognised for identifying new artists and writers and bringing them to international attention. Previous finalists have achieved success and recognition with accolades including: writing commissions from Channel 4, selection to represent Australia in the Florence Biennale, exhibitions at DACS (London), John Martin Gallery (London), Flores Fine Art Gallery (New York), inclusion in the International Drawing Competition exhibition (Poland) and the National Geographic International Photographic exhibition. The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition represents the scope of creative activity today, and provides an opportunity for both new and established artists to nurture their reputations on an international scale.”

The deadline isn’t until 31st August 2011, so you have plenty of time to get creative! For the guidelines, more information or just to take a look at what Aesthetica has to offer, visit

Last, but not least, congratulations to our creative sub-editor Rebecca Lodder, who placed third in the LitSoc creative writing competition!



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