Competition | 19-04-2022

Call to new graduates: apply for the Glass Sellers’ CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review magazine

The 2022 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review magazine have opened for applications from students graduating from a British or Irish accredited course this year.

After some exceedingly difficult years, especially for education, the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) aims to support graduates at the beginning of long careers in glass making, with the annual Graduate Prize, featuring cash and other benefits, as well as the opportunity to have their work shown in the internationally-circulated New Graduate Review publication.

This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates to have their work seen across the world and to promote the future of British contemporary glass art.

Graduate Prize

There will be a Winner and Second Prize awarded, plus two Runners-up prizes and several Commendations. All will appear in the CGS’s New Graduate Review 2022.

The first prize includes:

  • £500 cash
  • £200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
  • A promotional package, including cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
  • Two years’ CGS Membership
  • A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine
  • A selection of glass-related books provided by Alan J Poole.

Second Prize:

  • £150 cash
  • £100 voucher from Warm Glass
  • One year’s membership of CGS
  • A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine.

2 x Runners-Up Prizes:

  • £50 voucher from Pearsons Glass
  • One year’s membership of CGS
  • A year’s subscription to NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine.

CGS New Graduate Review

The CGS New Graduate Review is:

  • a 16-page publication
  • It will be circulated extensively to all Colleges, Museums and CGS members
  • It will appear in NEUES GLAS – NEW GLASS: Art & Architecture magazine, which has a worldwide circulation.

There will also be an online exhibition of graduates’ work on the CGS website.

A panel of experts will select the winner and the decision will be announced on 8 August 2022.

The deadline to submit is 5pm on Monday 11 July 2022. Please note that submissions can only be made between 21 June and 11 July 2022.

Download full information and the Application Form via this link.

The CGS is delighted to announce that the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund have helped to fund the Prize and New Glass Review, together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP.

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London received its Charter in 1664. Initially founded to regulate the Glass Selling and Pot-Making industries within the City of London, the role of the livery company today is to stimulate interest in glass in all its aspects and carry out charitable works, with special emphasis on education.

Other sponsors are: Creative Glass UK, Pearsons Glass, Warm Glass, NEUES GLASS – NEW GLASS: art & architecture magazine and Alan J. Poole.

The CGS is grateful to all the sponsors, without whom these wonderful opportunities for graduates would not be possible.

Image: Last year’s First prize winner ‘Constricted’, by Erica Poyser. Photo: Matt Stone, Matt Evans.

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