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Allegro Prize 2022, third edition of the international competition for visual artists of all disciplines, kicks off!
  • On 11 May, Allegro and Contemporary Lynx are launching next edition of Allegro Prize, a competition to support and promote visual artists from all over the world.
  • This year, the total prize pool is PLN 80,000. Apart from 3 winners selected by an international jury of people from the art world, the competition will include an additional Audience Award.
Allegro and the Contemporary Lynx Foundation are proud to announce the 3rd edition of Allegro Prize. Competition aims to support and promote art and discover new artists, with a total prize pool of PLN 80,000.

We’ve already held two successful editions of Allegro Prize, attended by a total of over 3,000 artists from around the world. Last year, we received entries from more than 90 countries, and the winners included artists from India, Afghanistan and Poland whose works address important social issues. As one of the largest e-commerce platforms, we want to support the art community and give artists a platform to present their works to a wide audience.

Karolina Miszczak, the owner of the Collectibles and Art category on Allegro

Allegro Prize is a kind of platform where art lovers, curators, collectors and gallery owners from all over the world can discover new talents recognised by a jury composed of big names in the art world. This year, the competition will be judged by Joanna Kamm (Director of Liste Art Fair Basel), Ksenia Malykh (Head of PinchukArtCentre Research Platform), Slavs and Tatars (a world-renowned art collective), Anja Rubik (Supermodel, philanthropist and Founder of sexed.pl), Dorian Batycka (art curator and writer) and the organisers, Dobromiła Błaszczyk & Sylwia Krasoń (art historians and chief editors of Contemporary Lynx Magazine), as well as Karolina Miszczak (owner of the Collections and Art category on Allegro).

Allegro Prize welcomes all artists. We encourage everyone to participate, regardless of their age or discipline, including people without a fine arts degree. We know that professional support is an important element for artists to reach a wide audience. This is why we will also publish the works in Contemporary Lynx Magazine and promote them on social media as an award in addition to cash prizes.

Chief editors Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń, Contemporary Lynx Magazine

This year, the jury will award 3 cash prizes of PLN 25,000 each, as well as 10 honourable mentions. In addition, the winners will have the opportunity to present their art in a dedicated article about their work in Contemporary Lynx Magazine. This year, the competition also includes a PLN 5,000 Audience Choice Award. Anyone will be able to vote for their candidate from a shortlist of 30 names announced by the jury on 16 November.
To enter the Allegro Prize competition, submit your portfolio at https://allegroprize.pl/ or www.contemporarylynx.co.uk/allegroprize between 11 May and 27 September 2022.
A shortlist of 30 finalists announced: 16 November 2022
Voting for the Audience Award: from 16 November to 1 December 2022
Winners announced: 6 December 2022