Aesthetica is a worldwide destination for art and culture

Across the brand, we produce Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 455,000), which features today's most innovative practitioners across art, design, photography, architecture, fashion and film. In addition, we present a number of awards, exhibitions and events that celebrate excellence from both new and established practitioners. These comprise of the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Please see each prize description for individual guidelines and deadlines.

The Aesthetica Art Prize was launched in 2007, five years after the launch of Aesthetica Magazine, as a way to support the next generation of talent across new visual media. It welcomed both established and emerging practitioners to submit pieces on any theme, celebrating innovative works from a range of media.

The prize attracts thousands of entries each year from across the globe, from countries including Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, the UK and the USA. The judging panel has included representatives from BALTIC, Frieze, V&A, and FACT Liverpool as well as gaining wider recognition through Aesthetica’s print and digital channels.

Awards include £5,000 for the Main Prize, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize, as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition which will run March - June 2022.

Submit Your Work to the Aesthetica Art Prize
Aesthetica is looking for artists, makers, photographers and filmmakers, who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art.

To enter please follow these 3 simple steps

  1. Complete the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee at the end of the form
  3. Press submit


You can enter 2 works of art per entry. This excludes the Artists Film and Performance category.

Please note that a series counts as 1 work of art. So you can enter 2 series per entry

If you have any questions regarding your entry form please contact artprize@aestheticamagazine.com


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Entry Fee: £13.00 

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Deadline for all entries is 31 August

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

Shortlisted writers (20 fiction, 40 poetry) are awarded with publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology as well as online listing and inclusion in our press materials.

Two main winners are selected – one for poetry and one for fiction – each awarded with £2,500 as well as publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology and further awards with our partner organisations (listed below).

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.


Submit Your Poetry to Aesthetica 2021
We’re looking for new talent working in Poetry, as well as innovative, cutting-edge and bold writing.

To enter please follow these 3 simple steps

  1. Complete the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee at the end of the form
  3. Press submit

If you have any questions regarding your entry form please contact writing@aestheticamagazine.com

Entry Fee: £12

Deadline for all entries is 31 August at 23:59 (BST - British Summer Time)

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

Two main winners are selected – one for poetry and one for fiction – each awarded with £2,500 as well as publication with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology and further awards with our partner organisations.

Shortlisted writers (20 fiction, 40 poetry) are awarded with publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology as well as online listing and inclusion in our press materials.

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.


Submit Your Fiction to Aesthetica 2021
We’re looking for new talent working in Short Fiction, as well as innovative, cutting-edge and bold writing.  

To enter please follow these 3 simple steps

  1. Complete the entry form
  2. Pay the entry fee at the end of the form
  3. Press submit

 If you have any questions regarding your entry form please contact writing@aestheticamagazine.com

Entry Fee: £18

Deadline for all entries is 31 August at 23:59 (BST - British Summer Time)

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