How many entry forms may I enter?

Up to five

How much does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter the competition.

When is the deadline for entries?

All entries must be submitted by 30 October 2009.

What if I miss the deadline?

No late submissions will be accepted.

Who can enter?

Any person living in South Africa over the age of 21.

Where do I get the entry forms?

Entry forms will be available from the website in June. They will also be available in hardcopy from the submission centres and the Africa Centre office (44 Long Street, Cape Town) from the end of June.

A full list of submission centres is available in the Entry Process section.

Why do I need to submit an identification document?

We require some form of positive identification. But any positive photo identification can be submitted e.g. passport, Section 22 asylum seekers document, drivers licence or green identity book.

Can I enter if I am not a trained/professional artist?


Can my work be a collaboration?


Are there any size restrictions?

No, as far as possible we will attempt to accommodate work of any size in the exhibition.

Can I submit a photograph of my work, instead of the actual work?

Yes, proposals can be submitted with images.

Does my work need to be for sale?

The Spier Contemporary intends to sell all artwork that is part of the exhibition. However, an artist can chose not to put their work up for sale.

Will any commission be taken from the sale of my work?

The Spier Contemporary will take no commission from the sale of the work. 100% of the sale price will be paid directly to the artist concerned.

When and how will I find out if my work is accepted?

If your work has been accepted, you will be informed via email or telephonically by the end of December 2009.

Who decides whether or not my work is chosen and hung in the exhibition?

The selection of work is by a curatorial team.

Can I appeal if my work is rejected?

No, the decision of the curatorial team is final.

When can I collect my work if it is rejected?

The schedule for collection of artwork will be specific to each selection centre. The exact dates for each selection centre will be posted on this website by July 2009.

If your work is shortlisted, but not finally selected, then your work will be returned to the selection centre it was collected from. You will be informed when to collect it. Please note that postal entries and proposals will not be returned to artists.

What will happen to my work if I don’t come to collect it?

The selection centres cannot accommodate artwork beyond the dates defined. Work not collected by then will be disposed of.

When will the Spier Contemporary 2010 exhibition open to the public?

March 2010 at the Cape Town City Hall.

If you have further questions please contact us at:

phone: 0860 111 458
fax: 021 422 0446