Afi Ekong Visual Art Competition aims to reveal and promote talented visual artists; amateur or professionals who are the best at what they do and can fly the Cross River State flag with their work.
Its function is to discover young visial artists either with raw talents or refined, resident in Cross River or resident anywhere in the world but from the state, celebrate and reward them as well as promote their work.
Now in it 2nd edition, the Afi Ekong Visual Art Competition is the only visual art competition with prize money in the region and has not only been widely accepted but is being sought after by large number of visual artists.
The 2018 edition of the competition held successfully with the theme, “Cross River State: A Rich Cultural Heritage”. Hundreds of exciting entries were received with winners emerging through a very competitive process.
Winners from the competition were presented with their prize money in a colourful ceremony even as they spoke glowingly about the gains of the competition and how it has impacted them positively.
The 2nd (2019) edition of the competition also has two categories, the painting category and the photography category. Each category has a prize money of one thousand pounds for the winner. The theme of this edition is Cross River State: Spirit of Enterprise.
Participants are expected to register and then submit their entries to the website between 5th October 2019, when the submission of entries open and 31st of October, 2019 when submission of entries closes.
Voting will take place online on the facebook page of the competition in November, 2019 and scores from the online voting will form fifty percent of the total winning scores while the judges scores will make up the other fifty percent.