About Competition

VUB Foundation supports contemporary young art in the field of painting. On annual basis, it organizes the competition Painting – VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists designed for professional painters below 35 years. Its objective is to support their work, assist them in starting up their artistic career as well as present the contemporary young art to the public.


Ninety-eight young Slovak painters enrolled for the Maľba 2016 competition. The international jury recommended twenty works to the finals. The names of the winners will be announced in Nedbalka Gallery in Bratislava on October 6, 2016.

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