About Competition

VUB Foundation supports contemporary young art in the field of painting. 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.



Record-breaking 118 young Slovak painters entered the Maľba (Painting) contest 2017. The international jury will select the 20 works for the final. We will publish the shortlist during August.



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