The Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Awards are bestowed annually to New School students for the best responses inspired by works in the university’s art collection. The awards were established in 1996 by the late Vera List, a life trustee of The New School, to celebrate the creative and critical thinking of New School students, and the impact of contemporary art in The New School’s academic life.
A rotating panel of judges selects the winning entries—two $400 first-place awards and two $200 second-place awards. Winners are announced in The New School News and various New School blogs and social media platforms. In a new collaboration with the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), the winning entries will be edited by a professional editor.
We are pleased to announce Jenny Li, a dual degree student at Parsons and Mannes (BFA Illustration / BM Piano Performance), as the first place winner of the 2016-2017 Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Award, and Iván Brave, a Master of Fine Arts student in Creative Writing at the New School for Public Engagement, as the second place winner. This year’s competition called for entrants to write a letter to an artist about one of their works that are displayed in The New School Art Collection.
Find guidelines on the VLC’s website. Submissions are due 12/22.