Premio Miradas 2014The Jorge Alió Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness organizes the X National and the VII International thematic competition of painting “Miradas”. Its aim is to recognize the work of artists and their ability to raise awareness on the importance of eyes care and the prevention of blindness through their artworks. The competition is open to all Spanish nationals and foreigners with Spanish residence, 18 years old or older, who can present an original work. You can find all the information and the competition rules on the website www.fundacionalio.com.

The awards presented at the event include “Miradas 2016” prize, with an economic value of 4,000 euros, which will be awarded to the best work of art that evokes the importance of vision or visual perception. It is sponsored by Alcon Laboratories. “The Jorge Alió Foundation Prize”, with an economic value of 3,000 euros, which will be awarded to the work of art that best represents human values in the prevention of blindness. This award is sponsored by the Association of Artists Alicantinos in collaboration with Titan Arts. The Miguel Hernández Universidad of Elche will award the “Best New Artist prize”, with economic value of 1,500 euros; and the Obra Social La Caixa will present “The Best Artist with Visual Impairment Prize”, with an economic value of 1,500 euros, which will be awarded to a member of the ONCE (Spanish National Organisation of the Blind). Futhermore, the competition of painting “Miradas”, in its IX national and VI international Edition, is supported by Lienzos Levante in different honourable mentions and El Corte lnglés of Alicante will award the “Best professional and artistic trajectory” prize.

According to the technical requirements the minimum size of the artwork is 50 × 50 cm, the maximum is 200 × 200 cm, and each work should be mounted on a rigid support or frame. The filled registration form should be sent to cultura@fundacionalio.com, including attached image and description of the work. After being selected, the participants should attach their CV and a high quality photo of the work and the jury, which is made up of renowned experts in culture and art, will choose the winners.

All the works which will be awarded, selected or will receive some mention, will be displayed in a public exhibition to be held in the Municipal Exhibition Hall Fish Market (Alicante) from April 21st  to May 20th . In fact, on , on which the awarding works will be officially announced, in order to share the jury´s decision with the whole Alicante society.

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