/ Award Terms & Conditions



  1. There are no restrictions based on training, gender or nationality.
  2. The artist must be 16 years or over.
  3. The artist should be resident within the Yorkshire Region at the time of entry.
  4. The artist must not have exclusive representation.
  5. The artist should not yet have established a reputation as an artist amongst art curators, buyers, critics, and administrators. (This includes previous winners of the SCAF EAA)
  6. The artist can submit the idea for one piece of art (This can be as a diptych or triptych or a sculpture of up to three parts that must form a cohesive whole and must meet the maximum dimensions requirement as a whole piece), using any medium for wall hanging or pedestal or floor-based sculpture e.g., drawing, mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolour, sculpture, etc. All types of art, except for the performing arts and film, are accepted for this competition.
  7. The maximum dimensions for the proposed submission are for sculptures, 100cm cubed, and for wall hangings 100cm x 100cm inclusive of frame.
  8. The artist should provide up to 2 supporting images of their own work to represent the intended style of the completed work and up to 2 supporting images that support the idea for the submission piece.
  9. The artwork proposal should represent the theme (PERCEPTION).
  10. The artist must be the owner of the submitted piece and the work submitted if shortlisted is of their own origination. The artist must hold all moral and intellectual property rights.
  11. By submitting the entry form, the artist accepts that any idea for artwork, if successful in stage 1, must then submit the completed original artwork that is based upon the proposal chosen by the judges to stage 2 of the award.
  12. The initial proposal should include an idea of the media, style, dimensions and thought process behind the intended work. This can be supported by rough sketches or images of work of a similar type or style which may or may not be the artists original work or images from nature or the environment that support the idea submitted in the proposal.
  13. One completed artwork per shortlisted artist may be entered for the award.
  14. The proposal, supporting images and the completed entry form(s) must be submitted online, using the submission form at www.curatorspace.com.
  15. We do not issue any other type of acknowledgement of entry, as this is done via the entry confirmation email.
  16. Proposals received late will be invalid, unless the competition is extended for any reason, then proposals received after then but before the new extended date will be valid.
  17. There is no entry fee for this competition




  1. The 10 shortlisted artists will be notified within 4 weeks from the Stage 1 deadline
  2. If you no longer wish to take part in the award, please let the curator know within one week of being notified that you have been shortlisted.
  3. The charity aims to allow each artist approximately 4 months to create their artwork from the proposal described in Stage 1.
  4. Works shortlisted for the next stage of judging must be delivered/sent by the dates given on the website. This information will be given to you in full in an email advising that your work has been shortlisted; artwork submitted late will not be able to be judged.
  5. SCAF will market through social media and other channels, the artist agrees to participate fully in the marketing of the SCAF Emerging Artist Award sharing marketing information online in within their networks.
  6. The artist will attend the opening night where possible.
  7. The shortlisted artist must pay for the delivery of the work to Scott Creative Arts Foundation
  8. The shortlisted artist will be sent a form to fill in to be returned within the date given at the time, the form will ask for PR information for the website/social media and catalogue and other channels – we will also ask for a 2-minute video on the processes used to create your piece. The artist agrees for this information to be shared on social media and other channels e.g., local press, leaflets.




  1. The artwork submitted must be available for sale, and if shortlisted for stage 2 onwards, the chosen artwork must be available and sent in/delivered to Scott Creative Arts Foundation, The Art House, York Road, Thirsk, YO7 3AD for judging via physical submission on the required dates and remain with SCAF from the date of submission to the end of the exhibition periods. We will not be able to allow collection within the exhibition period. Failure to respect this can result in disqualification or revoking of the title and prize.
  1. The organisers will not be liable for any loss or damage to any artworks physically submitted at any point in the prize, however caused, either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, exhibition or in any period in which the work is in their keeping.
  2. We recommend that the artist takes out insurance to cover the artwork, especially in transit and while at the organisers or exhibition venues.
  3. The artist accepts that if shortlisted, the work submitted will be available for sale in the exhibition(s) and on our website until the end of the award, the artwork is collected by the artist, and that the organisers will take a commission of 40%. Please note that artworks comprising more than one part e.g., triptychs, sculptures with up to three component parts will only be sold as a single artwork i.e., one whole artwork.
  4. The organiser will take payment from the buyer of the artwork and, once payment is received, will pay the artist minus the 40% commission on total sale price.
  5. Once registered for this award all artists agree that the Scott Creative Arts Foundation may reproduce their work (at no fee) for any purposes required (including press/publicity/website and catalogue and any other printed or digital material, advertising the exhibitions and future entries), excluding for resale unless authorised by the artist.
  6. In the interests of fairness and impartiality, if any applicant contacts any of the judges prior to the announcement of the final decision their entry will be disqualified.
  7. If your work has been shortlisted, it will be offered for sale for a period through various channels with our art dealing team (including online and offline).
  8. If work has been selected for the exhibition(s), these works must continue to be available until the close of the exhibitions. We will not be able to allow collection of sold or unsold artworks within the period of exhibitions.
  9. If you feel you have not been judged fairly after your acceptance of the conditions of entry, please send the SCAF Board of Trustees details of your complaint and the Trustees will review your complaint within 14 days.
  10. The artist must arrange for their artworks to be collected from the final Exhibition venue at the end of the exhibition if their artwork has not been sold, during the dates specified by the organiser (typically a 1-week period following the end of the exhibition), or they will be liable for a fee of £2 a day to cover storage costs.