About Competition

VUB Foundation supports contemporary young art in the fields of painting and photography. 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.


The VUB Foundation announced the ninth annual Painting competition. You can send your applications by August 31, 2014. The finalists' works selected by an international jury will be presented at the exhibition in Bratislava. Top three paintings will receive financial prizes totaling EUR 20,000. The competition results will be ceremonially announced at the exhibition opening in mid November.

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