Yes indeed, my fingers are firmly crossed! I entered last year as well but wasn't selected; this year I have entered my mixed media piece 'Mariposa'.
The competition is founded on the principle of a truly open competition, promoting creativity across a range of disciplines and exhibiting a wide range of contemporary styles. There are also categories for younger artists, encouraging experimentation and involvement with art in a variety of forms.
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