Guernsey Student Wins The Sovereign Art Foundation Global Student Prize 2023

Guernsey Student Wins The Sovereign Art Foundation Global Student Prize 2023

The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) have announced the winner of the 2023 global edition of their annual art prize for secondary school students.

Jacques Loveridge, aged 16 from Blanchelande College has won the Global Judges Prize with prize money of £800 for himself and £2,000 for his school. He adds this to his prize money from winning the local Public Vote which earned him £400 and £1,000 for his school.

Jacques is helping to raise money for SAF Guernsey’s activities through the sale of prints of “Galactic Archway” which can be purchased at Galactic Archway - photography by Jacques Loveridge The proceeds from each print sold are split evenly between the artist and the Foundation.

Launched in Hong Kong in 2003, SAF is a non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary art talent through its international art prizes, while raising funds for various charitable programmes. The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prizes run in ten countries and are designed to celebrate the importance of art in the education system by identifying talented young artists and rewarding successful secondary-school art programmes to the benefit of a greater number of students.

The Sovereign Art Foundation Global Students Prize saw 16 artworks by students from Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, London, Malta and Gozo, Portugal and Mauritius, united in an online exhibition. These finalists were previously named winners in their respective regions during 2022, being selected either by a local judging panel or cinching the popular vote from members of the public.

From this Global presentation, Jacques was selected to win the Global Judges’ Prize by a jury comprised of noted professionals, including: Catalina Swinburn, Chilean visual artist, Howard Bilton, Founder and Chairman of SAF; Joe, AKA ‘The Doodle Boy’; Joyce Ng, Head of Gallery & Exhibitions, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre; and Tiffany Pinkstone, Executive director of SAF.

This global competition enables cultural exchange between nations, showcasing artworks by the most talented and promising students from across the world.

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