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 Are you about to graduate? Finishing your degree or masters?  We have some good news for you!

Visual Artists Ireland is now one of the official media partners for the current RDS Student Art Awards and the National Craft Awards… You may ask so what…  BUT, the RDS Student Art Awards are unique in Ireland and an outstanding start for your career… An Exhibition, Money, and the potential to join a very distinguished list of past participants.

It is definitely a busy time of year for you, but the time spent on applying could start you off on your post-college career with a well earned boost.

The RDS Student Art Awards are open to visual art students graduating from degree or postgraduate courses in Irish (North and South) art colleges this year. The Awards are also open to graduating Irish art students studying overseas. Now valued at €10,000, the Taylor Art Award is the top prize in the competition and has been awarded since 1860. The R.C Lewis Crosby Award of €5,000 is the second prize and there is also an opportunity to win the RDS Monster Truck Studio Award (studio worth €3,000, also a€2,000 stipend)

Entries are encouraged across a wide range of visual art disciplines. Judged by a panel of visual arts experts, prizes will be awarded to the most promising emerging visual art students in 2015. Winning and selected entries will be shown at the RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, RDS (August, 2015). See for more information and to access online entry forms. Deadline 10 June 2015. Prize fund €20,000.

The application process is open now… Don’t panic! Don’t delay! Put yourself forward now by following the links above.

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