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'Why I love Barcelona' art competition launched

15th January 2013

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European hostel company Generator is offering an amazing opportunity to artists – the chance to permanently display a piece of their work in their new hostel, Generator Barcelona.

All applicants need to do is send in a sample of their artwork by the 8th February – Generator is looking for anything "from drawings to paintings, illustrations to graffiti work, and any means of creative expression."

The specialist panel of judges will choose twenty finalists, who will then create urban pieces based on the theme ‘Why I love Barcelona’, to be showcased in an exhibition designed to promote the launch of the hostel. The twenty finalists will be invited to the showcase, which will be attended by artists, curators, designers and media – an excellent networking opportunity.

Two winners will be selected and asked to produce their final artwork based on their exhibition example, which will be permanently placed in the hostel’s public areas, where the art will be exposed to over 180,000 people per year. The spaces are 5.3m x 1.75m and 8.75m x 1.5m, giving applicants plenty of scope to be as creative and expressive as possible. The two winners will also receive a whole host of prizes, including an interview, the video and photos of their project, their names published alongside other artists in all project media, and a £400 flight voucher and six nights accommodation in a twin room at any Generator hostel.

The judges are Anwar Mekhayech (Principle Designer and co-founder of The Design Agency), Rebecca Mason (Interior Architect & Designer and professor at IED Barcelona), Tina Zeigler (Contemporary Art Curator) and Carl Michel (Executive Chairman, Generator Hostels).

More information, including submission dates and terms and conditions, can be found here.

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