Frieze Writer’s Prize 2012: Call for Entries

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Frieze Writer’s Prize 2012: Call for Entries
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, the magazine for contemporary art and culture, is inviting entries for the Frieze Writer’s Prize 2012.

Frieze Writer’s Prize was established in 2006 and is presented annually. The aim of the prize is to discover, promote and encourage new critics from across the world, and many of the previous winners and commended entrants have gone on to contribute to frieze magazine.

The judges for 2012 will be editor of Bidoun, Negar Azimi; writer and critic, Brian Dillon and Associate Editor of frieze, Sam Thorne.

Aspiring writers are invited to submit an unpublished 700-word review in English of a recent contemporary art exhibition. Applicants must be over 18 years old and must not have had more than three pieces of writing on art published in a newspaper or magazine. The closing date for entries is 20 July 2012 and the winner of the prize will be announced in September.

The winner will be awarded £2,000 and commissioned to write a review for an upcoming issue of frieze.

Sam Thorne, Associate Editor of frieze commented: ‘With the seventh annual Frieze Writer’s Prize, we’re proud to continue our commitment to discovering and publishing new critical voices. This year I’m excited to be sharing judging duties with Negar Azimi and Brian Dillon, whose work as both editors and critics I admire. That so many previous Writer’s Prize entrants have gone on to become regular contributors to frieze, as well as to other publications, is testament to the initiative’s importance. I’m looking forward to the prospect of discovering new writing talent.’

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