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Art Competition: book cover design for OMFIF Press with £1,000 prize

May 26, 2015 @ 1:55 PM

|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until July 1, 2015
| Free

OMFIF in conjunction with Quantum Global is running an art competition to design the front cover of The Convergence of Nations, a book on the future of Africa. Artists are invited to submit an original artwork for the cover which will be published in Autumn 2015.

Authored by policy-makers, journalists and experts in the field, the book will cover topics from creative industries to natural resources, agriculture to media and finance to demographics, providing a comprehensive overview of Africa’s strengths and opportunities and the areas in need of investment to secure the next phase of development.

Contributors include Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; Sneha Shah, managing director of Thomson Reuters Africa; Célestin Monga, managing director of UNIDO; Abena Annan, Ghanaian media strategist and founder of Obaasema magazine;Richard Dowden, executive director of the Royal African Society; Hudson Mtegha, mining engineer and mineral economist; and Jonathan Clayton, former Africa correspondent for The Times.

First prize:

  • £1,000
  • Your artwork printed on the front cover of the book, marketed worldwide on Amazon
  • Your artwork exhibited at the book launch in London
  • Coverage via social media and press release
  • Career support through the African Art Project
  • Signed copy of the book

Two runner up prizes:

  • £250
  • Your artwork exhibited at the book launch in London
  • Career support through the African Art Project
  • Signed copy of the book


Artists must be African nationals living in Africa. No qualifications are necessary and there is no entry fee. Submissions must be original artworks in any medium, inspired by the theme The Convergence of Nations, and must not have been previously exhibited.

How to enter:

Entries must be submitted digitally by 1 July 2015 to artprize@omfif.org, and should be sent directly by the artist. Please include contact details, a resume and brief biography with your submission. The competition will be judged by an expert panel chaired by Lord (Meghnad) Desai.


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