2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing (Trinidad)

The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, inaugurated in 2014, is an annual award for an original unpublished piece of critical writing on contemporary Caribbean art by a Caribbean writer aged 35 or under. Established by Alice Yard, the prize aims to encourage new writing on Caribbean art and artists, and to identify emerging voices in contemporary Caribbean art criticism. The winner will be announced in September 2014 to commemorate Alice Yard’s eighth anniversary.

Period for submission: May – 14 July 2014

Prize: cash award of US$1,000 and publication in The Caribbean Review of Books.


  • Entrants must  Caribbean citizens, whether resident in the region or abroad, and be under the age of 35 on the entry deadline, 14 July, 2014.
  • Each entry should be 3000 words maximum.
  • Each participant may submit only one entry. Participants need not have a formal background in art history or criticism.
  •  The piece must be UNPUBLISHED – ie not previously been published in print or online
  • The entry must be aimed at an intelligent general audience as much as an academic or professional one

Read the rules fully HERE.

The panel of 3 judges comprises:

  • Krista Thompson (Bahamas/US), chair
  • Charles Campbell (Jamaica/Canada)
  • Courtney J. Martin (US)

The Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing is conceived and established by the co-directors of Alice Yard, Sean LeonardChristopher Cozier, and Nicholas Laughlin, who will administer the prize and support the panel of judges in their deliberations.

For any queries about eligibility requirements or the submission process, please contact the prize administrators at:


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