SABAA ART AWARDS wants to collect and show the voices and views of people from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SABAA invites artistically minded and hearted contributors – photographers, illustrators, writers, poets – to hand in their images, their words on the topic of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sabaa Art Awards 2021 is an initiative from Sabaa. education in partnership with the Fashviart and Lagos-Paris-Art platform.
The 2021 edition is themed “Pandemic Voices from Sub-Saharan Africa.”
How it works:
The entries should be in the categories of photo, illustration, painting, short story, a chapter of a novel, and poem to artistically reflect upon the individual experiences and effects of the Covid-19-Pandemic in countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The aim of which is to showcase different perspectives on how the pandemic has affected the continent, and to evaluate and propose artistic positions in handling today’s reality.
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Awards categories & Prizes
# photo (artistic approach, not journalistic): 500€
# illustration (print, drawing, comic,): 500€
# painting: 500€
# literature1: short story, a chapter of a novel, a poem (10000 words max.) – in English: 500€
# literature2: short story, a chapter of a novel, a poem (10000 words max.) – in French: 500€
# photo: 500€
# illustration, drawing: 500€
# painting: 500€
Audience awards voting
Everyone who wants to vote in July 2021 – online voting will be initiated then with an online presentation of the five best artworks in each category.