Aimed at promoting visibility for new and emerging artists in Nigeria, the ART X Prize, launched in partnership with Access Bank, is our annual competition designed to stimulate visibility for young aspiring artists working across all forms of visual art.

The 2016 Winner

Patrick Akpojotor

The 2016 Shortlist

Dipo Doherty

Nkem Uche

Ima Mfon

The 2017 Prize

The competition is open to art expressed through photography, design, drawing, illustration, painting, mixed media, sculpture, installation and new media. Hosted on Instagram, the competition is open to aspiring artists based in Nigeria. Please read the guidelines below for entry information:

Participation Guidelines:

1. Follow @artxlagos and @myaccessbank on Instagram.

2. Post your artwork in a brand new post.

3. Include @artxlagos and @myaccessbank in your caption.

4. Use #ArtXPrizeWithAccess in your caption, along with your description of the work.

5. Limited to one (1) entry per participant.

6. Entries open September 18th and close on October 8th.

7. The Top 8 semi-finalists will be announced on October 9th, after which their entries will be put to a round of public voting on social media.

8. The Top 4 finalists will be selected based on the total number of votes (likes on Instagram) and will thereafter be invited to meet an internal committee of appointed judges, who will then select the winner.

9. Use #ARTXPrizeWithAccess in your caption, along with your description of the work.