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Craft Competition for Unique and Talented Craftsmen with Artistic Taste and Vision

08.10.2021
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The LOEWE Craft Prize Foundation

The LOEWE Craft Prize Foundation is an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

Craft Competition

LOEWE FOUNDATION was founded as a private cultural foundation in 1988 by Enrique Lewy Lynch, a member of the fourth generation of the LOEWE founding family. Today, under the leadership of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, support educational programs and preserve heritage in poetry, dance, photography, art and crafts. In 2002, the LOEWE Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest award of the Spanish government.

In keeping with LOEWE’s commitment to continue preserving its craft heritage of more than 170 years.

The LOEWE Foundation aims to select unique and talented craftsmen of their craft with artistic taste and vision. It is their craftsmanship and commitment to innovation that sets new heights and standards for future entrants. The winning works are featured in the exhibition and in the catalog.

Craft Competition LOEWE

This year’s International Prize Loewe 2021 is scheduled to be held in Seoul in the spring of 2022.

Applications must be submitted through the webpage www.loewecraftprize.com

Applications began July 20, 2021, and are open until October 25, 2021.

Entry Requirements

Read the Rules of Entry and make sure you comply with all requirements. All participants of the crafting contest must be masters and professionals in their craft. Their age must conform to the rules: 18 years of age or older at the time of application. Participants can apply individually or collectively (as a group participation). But businesses and any commercial companies, regardless of direction, are excluded and are not considered. Representatives of all nationalities are welcome.

Make sure that the work:

  • Demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical skill;
  • Is an original work of art, handmade or partially handcrafted;
  • Is recent (within the last five years), one of a kind, and has not previously won any prizes;
  • Is innovative, renews a tradition;
  • Relates to the field of applied arts, such as ceramic competitions, bookbinding, enamel, jewelry, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc;
  • Complete the online registration in English.
Entry Requirements for exhibition loewe

You need to submit 2 to 5 photographs of your work (or series) and, optionally, a video. Don’t forget to write a brief conceptual statement about your artwork.

Once your work has been submitted to the competition, it cannot be changed in any sense.

If you find any violations of the conditions of the competition, the participant may be disqualified and his/her work not considered.

Rules for Participation

Rules for Participation of Loewe craft prize

Each entrant must provide the following information. It is mandatory that all of this information be provided in English only:

  • Creator or band name, country of participation, date and place of birth, contact phone number, email and mailing address.
  • A brief biographical note about the creator.
  • A portfolio of the creator, including up to 5 of the most striking works from his or her career.
  • Title of the work, its dimensions (in mm, cm or m), material, weight (in g or kg),

the category in which it is presented, and the approximate value of the work (in euros) for insurance purposes.

For insurance purposes.

  • A copy of a passport or an official identity document.
  • A short conceptual and technical description of the submitted work (no more than 200 words).
  • Photographs of the submitted work: a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 photos are required, taken from different points of view, and only one of them must contain a reference to scale, as there must be a person next to the submitted work. Each photo must be taken on a white, neutral background and sent in JPG or PNG format, minimum size 800 × 600 px and maximum weight 2 MB.
  • Optionally, a video of the work in various angles, lasting no longer than 1 minute.

All participants must take care of the accuracy of the information provided, as it can be used in the exhibition and in the catalog.

All works submitted through the webpage www.loewecraftprize.com be confidential. Only Loewe Chicago, the Loewe craft prize Foundation, the Panel and the Jury have access to them. Only the winning and finalist submissions are made public.

Jury for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022

Jury for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022

A panel of experts first review all of the submissions and present the jury with a short list of 30 single works that they consider to be the most outstanding.

The jury consists of 13 renowned figures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship. All of them, including Fangla Lin, art prize past winners of the 2021 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, choose the winner of the 2022 Craft Prize already.

Prize to the Winner

The prize for the winning artwork is fifty thousand euros (€50,000). The winning work may consist of a single work or of a series of works. The prize for works awarded a Special Mention is five thousand euros (€5,000), regardless of the number of Special Mentions provided. The respective personal income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas, IRPF) be withheld from the prizes in accordance with the applicable law. Works created by the Prizewinner and Finalists included in the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022 exhibition and in the accompanying catalog.
If none of the above answers your question, please contact [email protected]

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