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Angelico Art Award 2024


“The Greatest of These is Love.”

(1 Corinthians 13:13)

Preface to the Angelico Art Award 2024

By Msgr Peter Zhang

“Faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Why is love considered the greatest virtue?


Love Remains for Ever

Our heart pursues things which last, pointing towards eternity. Amongst the three theological virtues -- faith, hope and love -- only love remains for ever. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). When our earthly journey comes to an end, we will be in the direct presence of God. Faith is no longer necessary. Hope is our certain trust in God's promises and our desire for eternal life with Him. In heaven, those promises are fulfilled. We will be in the fullness of God's presence.


Only love remains when we go to heaven. Love comes from God. In fact, God is love. In the time to come, there is only God who is love that accompanies us in a blessed state known as paradise. Thus, love is considered the greatest virtue and the fulfilment of both faith and hope.


By Joanna Tan

Behind this oft-quoted verse are the other two theological virtues faith and hope – both precious and critical in themselves for our pilgrim journey on earth. Why does Saint Paul declare confidently that love is the greatest?


Competition Overview

Participants must submit entries via the online Entry Form. Submission opens on 1 January 2024 and closes on 15 July 2024). 

An independent selection panel appointed by the Organiser shall review the entries submitted in the online Entry Form and shortlist artworks for the Angelico Art Award.

Participants will be notified via email if their entries have been shortlisted, and will be required to bring the actual artwork to a location specified by the organiser for judging. The date and location will be communicated accordingly.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence shall be entered into. The Organiser reserves the right not to award a prize if the entries do not meet the requirements.

Shortlisted artworks will be featured at the Angelico Art Award Exhibition 2024 as finalist paintings and generally made available for auction. If you are not prepared for your artwork to be sold or acquired, you should reconsider participating in the Award.


Competition Criteria


    Time Frame:

  • The Competition begins on 1 January 2024 and ends at 11:59:00 pm Singapore Time on 15 July 2024. Entry forms must be submitted by closing date and time.

  • Entries received after the closing date and time will NOT be accepted. This includes changes to entries that were submitted earlier.

    Artist Eligibility: 

  • Participants must reside and/or study and/or work in Singapore only.

  • Participants aged 25 years and above are eligible to enter the Open Category of the Angelico Art Award.

  • Participants aged 13-24 years are eligible to enter the Youth Category of the Angelico Art Award.

    Artwork :

  • Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 artworks.

  • Artworks must be created specifically for the Angelico Art Award 2024 (that is, created from December 2023 onwards), not have been previously exhibited, and executed during the months leading up to the Exhibition.

  • Artworks should be in the form of paintings only (medium: acrylic, oil, water colour, charcoal, ink or mixed media). Digital media will not be accepted.

  • Artworks should not exceed the dimensions of 100cm x 100cm and 6kg in weight (including the frame, if any). Multiple panel pieces are accepted where they constitute a single entry and do not exceed the specified dimensions in totality.

  • Artworks must be presented in a professional manner. Artworks that are shortlisted must be exhibition-ready.

  • The artwork must be 100% original and the participant must be its sole and exclusive owner; the artwork must not infringe on or conflict with the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary right of any other party.

    Format :

  • Not more than 2 images of the one artwork should be uploaded for consideration – at least one image must be of the entire work; the other may be a close-up.

  • Images should be at least 300dpi, no greater than 5MB each and in JPG, PNG or TIFF format only.

  • Submissions of entry forms must include an Artist’s Statement for each artwork that is a synopsis of the artwork, in not more than 300 words. This will be used in the judging process and for publication purposes and may be edited.


 Judging Criteria :

A selection panel will choose the finalists for the exhibition. A separate, independent judging panel will then review the finalists and award the prizes.

Winners will be judged on the following criteria:

    Prize Winners:

  • The Angelico Art Award winners for both categories are acquisitive cash awards for each artwork.

  • The Angelico Art Award winner for the Open Category will receive $10,000.

  • The Angelico Art Award winner for the Youth Category will receive $5,000.

  • High Commendation Awards (non-acquisitive) may also be given to deserving artists in recognition of an outstanding artwork.

  • High Commendation Award winners for the Open Category will receive $2,000.

  • High Commendation Award winners for the Youth Category will receive $1,000.

Exhibition and Auction

    Overview :

  • All shortlisted artworks will be featured at the Angelico Art Award Exhibition 2024 in September 2024 (venue and dates to be determined).

  • All artworks featured at the Angelico Art Award Exhibition 2024, excluding the two winning artworks in both categories, will be put up for auction at the Angelico Art Award Exhibition 2024.

  • Artworks will be auctioned at the reserve price stated by artists in the online entry form, or at the reserve price agreed between the Organiser and artists.

  • 50 per cent (%) of the reserve price of each artwork sold at the auction shall be due to the artist. As the Angelico Art Award is organised in support of Catholic Foundation, the difference between the final successful bid price and the amount due to the artist shall be a donation to Catholic Foundation.

  • Should the artwork be unsold, the artist will be notified and arrange for it to be collected from the exhibition venue or a holding location as specified by the Organiser. The Organiser will seek to provide a reasonable timeline for such collection.

Terms & Conditions:

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

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