Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize; Call for Designs


The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation recently instituted the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize and the process has commenced towards hosting the maiden award on, or around March 6, 2013.
The Foundation has decided to open the designs for the Award Certificate, Medal and Plaque to competition and is, therefore, calling on interested artists to submit such designs, which will be critically adjudged by an expert Art Selection Committee, made up of some of the most accomplished Nigerian artists, after which the winning designs will be selected.
By way of explanation, we envisage that the Medal will be cast in metal and the Plaque can be made of glass, Perspex or wood. The Certificate will be an original painting on high quality art paper.
Artists of all ages and varying accomplishments are welcome to participate in the competition and the winners will be given modest cash prizes. More than the financial reward, however, is the honour that being the creators of the designs on the symbols of the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize will confer upon the winners, in perpetuity. The selection of the winning designs will be given maximum publicity.
We, therefore, invite the participation of all students of creative arts, as well as professional artists, in what promises to be an interesting, exciting and epoch-making contest.
Interested artists should contact the:
Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize Secretariat
for more details as follows: 15 Lanre Awolokun Road,
Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos, Nigeria;

Tel: +234-810-264-5136;
Emailcentenary@awolowofoundation.org or info@obafemiawolowofoundation.org
Website: www.obafemiawolowofoundation.org
The closing date for submissions is November 30, 2012.
Dr O. Awolowo Dosumu
Executive Director