International Awards for Art Criticism

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The Sixth Edition of the International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC 6) 2019, was open to candidates from anywhere in the world writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held between 15 September 2018 and 15 September 2019. Candidates are invited to write a review of 1,500 words or 2,500 Chinese characters on any exhibition of contemporary art. An announcement of the Sixth Edition of the Awards, to run from May to September 2019 will be made in 24 May 2019.

The Organising Committee of the International Awards for Art Criticism aims to support independent critical coverage of contemporary art, away from the immediate pressures of the market, media and private patronage. The Awards are to stimulate good writing, critical thinking and dialogue and research in China, the UK and wider afield.
The objectivity of the selection process is underpinned, both by the recognised professionalism of the Chinese and English-speaking jury members and by the strict anonymity of the judging process.


The awards are open to all, there is no age limit and we welcome entries from individuals representing a wide range of backgrounds from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English.

Entrants are required to submit a piece of critical writing about a contemporary art exhibition held anywhere in the world, between 15 September 2018 and 15 September 2019. The start and end dates of the exhibition may fall outside these dates, but the exhibition must have been open to the public at some stage during this period.