Participation regulations


Competition for the PinchukArtCentre Prize is held every two year starting from 2009. Applicant must be a citizen of Ukraine under 35. One artist (group of artists) can submit from 3 to 7 his/her works.

Collective applications are accepted if they comply with the following requirements:

  • All group members are citizens of Ukraine.
  • All group members comply with age restriction as specified by the contest rules.

Completing the application form artist has to indicate at least one work which, in his/her opinion, may be presented in the framework of the exhibition.

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the current procedure of the PinchukArtCentre Prize. Submission of applications takes place within the deadlines as specified by the Prize Calendar.

Pre-selection of works is carried out by the Selection Committee formed from the PinchukArtCentre staff members and invited experts. The Committee can dismiss an applicant unless his/her application meets the competition requirements.

Among all submitted applications the Selection Committee picks the works of 20 candidates to be included to the shortlist. The names of the shortlisted applicants get announced on the official websites of the PinchukArtCentre and PinchukArtCentre Prize.

The works of the short-listed applicants form the exhibition which takes place in the PinchukArtCentre within the period of time as specified by the Prize Calendar.

The International Jury chooses the Main Prize and two Special Prize winners.

The decisions are made by simple majority of votes among the International Jury members. The names of the winners are announced at the Award Ceremony which takes place within the period of time as specified by the Prize Calendar.

In addition, the Public Choice Prize Winner is decided by the exhibition visitors. Artist receiving the majority of visitors’ votes is recognized as the Public Choice Prize laureate.

Application submitting procedure

Applications for the PinchukArtCentre Prize are to be submitted within the deadlines as specified by the Prize Calendar.

The application may be submitted only by the author of the work (group of authors).

Should the work of art be in possession of the third party, an application shall attach permission of the possessor to use the work in the competition and exhibition of the shortlisted applicants certified by the notary.

An artist when applying to the competition agrees that his personal data is used under the law “On Personal Data Protection” and shall issue a written guarantee to the PinchukArtCentre to use his/her artwork free of charge and will pass his/her work image free of charge for competition and exhibition project.

Applications are accepted on-line on the PinchukArtCentre Prize website.

Contest rules is the main regulatory document for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. Each applicant must accept these rules prior to applying.

See how to fill the application for the Prize in the best way in the video tutorial or in the example.