Call for submissions: tenth edition

Call for submissions: tenth edition

International Awards for Art Criticism

June 17, 2024
Call for submissions: tenth edition

Submissions deadline: September 15, 2024, 12am

On June 2, 2024, the tenth edition of the International Awards for Art Criticism was formally launched at the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing. The Awards are open to all entries in English and Chinese, worldwide. The organisations participating in the IAAC 10 include the School of Philosophy at Fudan University and Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum Community, Royal College of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and the International Association of Art Critics. 

These Awards are open to candidates from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English about any contemporary art exhibition held anywhere in world or on-line between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024.  Candidates are invited to write a fresh, previously unpublished review of 1,500 words or 2,500 Chinese characters within a strict limit of plus or minus ten per cent. 

The First Prize will consist of a cash award of 10,000 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 80,000 RMB). Each of the three Second Prizes will be awarded a cash prize of 3,500 Euros (pre-tax) or the RMB equivalent of this amount (currently, around 30,000 RMB).  Around 20 entries (10 in English, 10 in Chinese) will be selected by first-round juries in Shanghai and London and translated for the bilingual publication, Exhibition Reviews Annual 10, in 2025. 

The members of the final, international jury for 2024 will comprise: Cristiana Collu, Italian museum director, independent curator, art historian and lecturer / DU Keke, Editor of Artforum China, writer and translator / Gerardo Mosquera, Independent curator, critic and writer based in Havana and Madrid / Małgorzata Kaźmierczak, International President of AICA, curator and academic based in Kraków / YOU Mi, Professor of Art and Economies at the University of Kassel / documenta Institut.

The awards are open to all. There is no age limit and we welcome entries from individuals representing a wide range of backgrounds from anywhere in the world, writing in Chinese or English. The selection process will be conducted in English and is strictly anonymous. 

All candidates are invited to log in to the official IAAC website,, enter the relevant details and upload their review and any accompanying images, up to a limit of three. They may then return to the site to add or alter information at any time up to the deadline for submissions.

Closing date for entries September 15, 2024

Chinese-language: School of Philosophy, Fudan University, 220 Handan Road, Shanghai (Room 2308, West Main Building, Guanghua Building), T +86 21 6564 2732 / philo.fudan [​at​]

English-language: Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, T +44 (0)20 7590 4423 / IAAC [​at​]

Participating organisations:

School of Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai / Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum Community, Shanghai / Royal College of Art, London / Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh / International Association of Art Critics (AICA), Paris

The International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) were devised by Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC) Ltd., an international company limited by guarantee and registered in the UK with the aim of supervising the annual ‘International Awards for Art Criticism’.                                                                                          

The Organising Committee for the IAAC 10 is co-chaired by Henry Meyric Hughes, Hon. President, The International Association of Art Critics and Sun Xiangchen, Professor of Philosophy  in the School of Philosophy and Director of  the Council of Education, Fudan University, with the participation of: Juan Cruz Principal of Edinburgh College of Arts, University of Edinburgh; Lewis Biggs, freelance curator, writer and cultural consultant; Ken Neil, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art, London; Ling Min, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts; Shen Yubing, Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy, Fudan University; Hu Zhe, Deputy Managing Director, Shanghai JUCE Culture and Media Co., Ltd.

The IAAC Board operates in full independence from national or supranational organisations and is free from commercial and other constraints. Board members: Henry Meyric Hughes (Chair), Juan Cruz, Lewis Biggs and Ling Min.

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