The Emerging Voices Awards recognise artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations. The judges aim to reward those whose work shows outstanding talent and in some way furthers understanding of their region.

Finalists will be flown to attend a gala awards ceremony taking place at the New York Public Library on 26 September 2016. The winner in each category will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will be featured in a post event magazine and videos profiled on Shortlisted runners up will also receive $5,000.

The Award will reward an artist who is a national or passport holder of one of the eligible Africa and the Middle East countries, of which Jordan is included. The artist may submit up to twelve works, created at any time since 1 September 2011. The works can be, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, installations or mixed media. Submissions should be made in the form of high-quality digital photographs or videos (‘Work’). Video format is only accepted for artworks, where video is a chosen medium or video serves as a recording of installations or performances. Please note the length of the video cannot exceed 20 mins including the opening and closing credits, if applicable. Submissions from galleries and nominators on an artist’s behalf are welcome.

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The closing date for entries is 3rd May 2016.