Having announced the Bakhita Prize for the Visual Arts earlier this summer, we’ve been delighted by the response and coverage the contest has received. The prize of $1000 ($250 to the runner up) will be awarded to a painting, illustration, photograph, or sculpture that helps us “honor and highlight the infinite worth inherent within each victim of racial violence.”
After seeing the strong interest the prize has received, we have to come to realize that the originally scheduled deadline for submissions (August 31st) was too tight, and that there are still many more artists interested in participating who need a bit more time to make their entries. For that reason, we are extending the submission deadline until September 30, with the winning entries being announced two weeks later.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, we encourage you to make your submission soon and learn more about the prize by clicking here.