Application Form

As a part of the application process, we would love to hear an explanation of your work and how it uses the theme of HOPE. We require a description of your artwork. This can be written, recorded or filmed. If recorded or filmed, please say you have done so in the Description field, and send your video/audio file to 

We would also like you to upload your artwork to this application form. All mediums of art are accepted and we offer upload buttons for image, video and audio. You can upload in all of the categories, in a mixture of them, or just one, however you can only upload one file per button. Here are the upload format and size restrictions:

  • Image (up to 25MB): jpeg, png, jpg 

  • Video (up to 15MB): .avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .mp4, .mkv, .webm, .mov, .ogv, .vob, .m4v, .3gp, .divx, .xvid. 

  • Audio (up to 50MB): .aac, .aif, .aiff, .flac, .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .wma.

If you have any questions or need support in submitting your application, feel free to contact us via email

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By submitting your work, you are giving us permission to share images/videos of your artwork using any platform, along with your first name and the accompanying paragraph about your work. Please indicate below whether you consent to us sharing your name alongside your work or not.

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If you click apply and some of the boxes turn grey, do not worry! That means that your files are still uploading and you will be taken to a different screen to confirm your application once the uploads have finished.