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Bradley Art Prize

Renowned artist Terry Bradley is launching a new art initiative to drive fresh talent and creativity among young people in Northern Ireland.

The inaugural Bradley Art Prize, which is backed by leading local business, Radius Connect Solutions, will run across the current academic year with a deadline for submissions by 31 March 2023. The competition is open to young people across two age categories, from 14 to 18 and from 19 to 23 years.

Judged by an esteemed panel of critics including Terry Bradley himself, along with wife Ashley Forsythe-Bradley, tattoo artist Gigi McQueen, award-winning Northern Irish writer and producer Martin Brennan and Aodhán Connolly, Director of European Division & Head of Office at the NI Executive in Brussels, shortlisted artists will be announced in early June, with two winners selected at the end of the month.

Competition Prizes

The winners of 1st place in both age categories will each receive a £500 cash prize.

2nd place winners of both age categories will each receive a £400 cash prize.

The affiliated schools and colleges of the 1st and 2nd place winners will also get £400 cash towards art materials.

An overall winner of the entire Bradley Art Prize will be chosen to receive art materials worth £500.

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As part of the top prize, the leading artists will have their work framed and proudly displayed in the esteemed Bradley Gallery in Victoria Square, Belfast, for a week-long exhibition, including a launch night for friends and family in August. 

The winning artwork will then be showcased at the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels’ European Quarter as part of a major initiative designed to encourage more young people to consider turning their love of art into a long-term career, offering local artists the chance to display their work internationally.

Thank you to all those who entered.
2022/23 Submissions are now closed.

Register to be notified about the 2023/24 Bradley Art Prize.