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Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore launches the inaugural Art Prize 2015 competition, targeting emerging artists, in partnership with Robinsons

Singapore, 21 July 2015 – Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore is delighted to announce the inaugural launch of Harper’s BAZAAR Art Prize 2015. Organised in partnership with Robinsons, Singapore’s leading retail store, the competition aims to discover emerging artists above 16 years of age, with a passion for painting, sculpture and photography. 

The winner will receive a cash prize of S$10,000, in addition to an opportunity to exhibit and sell the completed art works at Robinsons for three weeks in January 2016.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges: Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Goh; Group Managing Director of Robinsons Group Singapore, Christophe Cann; Founder and Director of Art Stage Singapore, Lorenzo Rudolf; Director of Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICA Singapore), Bala Starr; Fine Arts Programme Leader at LASALLE College of the Arts, Hazel Lim; and Director of Singapore Art Museum, Susie Lingham.  

Art has always been an intrinsic part of the Harper’s BAZAAR DNA and it is something that has constantly been at the core of the brand. For the past 14 years, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore has launched numerous initiatives and projects to support and inspire the next wave of talents—from photography to fashion design, and now, art.  

Harper’s  BAZAAR’s Editor-in-Chief Mr. Kenneth Goh shares his vision for the project: “Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore has always had a longstanding tradition of seeking out, and nurturing, new creative talents. This competition stays true to that spirit by providing emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their abilities, and to take their vision to the next level.” 

The Harper’s BAZAAR Art Prize competition, themed “Uniquely Asian,” is open to artists residing in Singapore. Entrants can participate in any of the following four categories: ink on paper; oil on canvas; photography; or sculpture. The submitted artworks will be judged on originality, concept, coherence and relevance to the theme. 

Deadline for entries: 23 October 2015
For submission form and more information, visit http://www.harpersbazaar.com.sg/10691/get-creative-with-bazaar-art-prize-2015/

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About Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore

Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore is the modern and sophisticated woman’s guide to the best of fashion, beauty, design, travel and the arts. A visual feast and an unparalleled source of inspiration, BAZAAR Singapore strives to indulge and excite readers with great reads and cutting-edge photography. With an eclectic mix of global fashion and lifestyle features, with a voice that speaks to a local audience, BAZAAR Singapore is the magazine for the affluent and discerning woman. 

About Harper’s BAZAAR Art Singapore

BAZAAR Art Singapore has been celebrating art and its close links to fashion since its launch in January 2014. It is a medium that provides visual stimulation as well as thought-provoking and intellectual commentary on a subject that Singapore, a city that is newly thriving in the field, is very much interested in today. With each issue, BAZAAR Art Singapore aims to create exciting impact and buzz within the industry—amongst artists, collectors and enthusiasts—as well as to inspire BAZAAR readers with well-curated content and in-depth coverage of a subject so dear to Harper’s BAZAAR through the magazine’s history. 

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

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With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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