Thursday 26 June 2014

Frieze Writer’s Prize - Deadline 21 July 2014

Now Open for Entries

Frieze Writer’s Prize, an annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries.

This year, the prize will be judged by Amy Sherlock, reviews editor of frieze, Vivian Sky Rehberg, a contributing editor offrieze based in Rotterdam, and the novelist Ned Beauman.

The winning entrant will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded £2,000. Entrants must submit one unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, which should be 700 words in length. Entries must be submitted in English, but may be translated (this must be acknowledged).

Entrants must be over 18 years of age. To qualify, entrants may only previously have had a maximum of three pieces of writing on art published.

The closing date for entries is 21 July 2014. Entries should be emailed as a word attachment to Please do not send images.

Read last year’s winning article by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir.


Ned Beauman is a British novelist and author. His debut novel Boxer, Beetle was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2010 and his follow-up novel, The Teleportation Accident was longlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. In 2013 he was included in the Granta list of 20 Best Young Writers.

Vivian Sky Rehberg is a freelance critic and contributing editor of frieze. She is also course director of the MFA program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.

Amy Sherlock is reviews editor at frieze.

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