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Artsplit kicks off art competition to mark Nigeria’s power transition

Artsplit kicks off art competition to mark Nigeria’s power transition

Following the smooth transition of power in Nigeria on May 29, 2023, an exciting art competition has been launched for artists and creative minds to commemorate the historic moment. The competition is being held in collaboration with Artsplit, an app for promoting varied artistic expression, and will receive entries across various forms such as photography, videos, sketches, and poems. A press statement signed by Ikechukwu Nwaguru, head of marketing and corporate communications, ARTSPLIT, noted that the contest celebrates creative energy.

With the theme “Handover of Power,” each contestant is expected to exhibit a captivating artwork that captures the essence of the historic transition and the mood of the nation.

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Whether it is a captivating photograph capturing the spirit of change, a moving painting or sketch conveying the nation’s hopes and aspirations, or even a thought-provoking poem that resonates with the changing social landscape, the competition is open to the public regardless of artistic background, nationality, or experience.

The contest will produce top three winners. The first place winner will receive $200, the second place winner will receive $120 while the third place winner will receive $100. In addition, 40 talented participants will be recognized with $20 consolation prizes, ensuring that the celebration of expression reaches a wider audience.

The competition will run from May 29-June 2, 2023, giving artists ample time to create their masterpieces and submit their entries. The winner will be chosen on the basis of the post with the most likes and interactions on the ARTSPLIT app on June 3, 2023. It is a chance for individuals to show off their skills and interact with other artists and art enthusiasts, fostering community and engagement.