Erupt! 2020 Art Competition ($8,000 in prizes)

Erupt! 2020 Art Competition is currently requesting submissions from creatives all around the world. The competition aims at promoting arts and discovering, exposing new talents.

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According to the call;

With a fierce dedication to bettering the lives of indigent children using sustainable structures, SAP SE partners with Street Priests Inc. to launch this competition. The competition aims to achieve the double purpose of promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent while providing lasting solutions to the creeping crisis of indigent children.

The competition is themed WHAT ABOUT ME? There is an award of $8,000 in the four categories: Audio, Visual, Performance and literature.

They are concerned about bringing the plight of invisible children across the world to light by:

  • Starting a conversation through art
  • Shedding light on the issues at hand; and
  • Contributing directly to grassroots impact.

Calling on all the crazy ones – the creatives, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. It’s time to ERUPT! Four winners will be selected, one from each category, and awarded the cash prize of $2000 each.

Categories for Erupt! 2020 Art Competition

There are four categories in Erupt! 2020 namely

  1. Literature: Acceptable forms of submissions are Stories, short stories, written poems and more.
  2. Visual: Acceptable forms of submissions are videos, paintings, drawing and more.
  3. Performance: Acceptable forms of submissions are dance, anything constituting body movements and more.
  4. Audio. Acceptable forms of submissions are music, spoken word, performed poetry and more.


Winning Entry Prize money

  • Literature: $2,000
  • Audio: $2,000
  • Visual: $2,000
  • Performance: $2,000

Asides cash prizes, other awards include participation in the collective exhibition, magazine profiles, valuable PR opportunities and honorable mentions. All profit made off the competition goes straight to giving children around the world a better future, particularly Street Priests Inc.

Deadline: August 10th 2020.

Eligibility for Erupt! 2020 Art Competition

  • This competition is open to artists from across the world
  • There are no age restrictions or professional requirements. All ages are welcome to apply.
  • Submissions are expected to attempt to start conversations about the plight of invisible children while shedding more light in said issue.

Entries would be judged based on:

  • Coverage of Topic: Extent to which they cover the theme “What about me” speaking to the plight of children in difficult circumstances.
  • Mastery of Message: How well they are able to execute their message/story.
  • Expertise of Medium: How well they master chosen medium of entry.
  • Layout/Composition: Meeting rules of composition in chosen medium
  • Mechanics: Grammatical/punctuation errors

Entry Rules

  • All entries must be received by the closing date of the competition. Only entries submitted by this deadline will enter the competition.
  • Entries must be submitted in easy to access formats (mp3, mp4, pdf, doc) with the subject line: “What About Me? – Entry”.
  • Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy.
  • All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
  • Entries must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, or any other unsuitable material.
  • Entries must be suitable to be published for audiences of all ages.

Before you proceed, kindly consider these opportunities below:

How to apply for Erupt! 2020 Art Competition

Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity to win a cash prize while giving back?

  • Each Participant must pay a registration fee of $10 which go fully to the Sponsorship of programs and projects that serve children on the streets.
  • Identify and enter into any one of these categories: Literature, Visual, Performance or Audio in which participants compete against others in their own categories
  • Applicants are restricted to just one entry or submission!

ERUPT! Art Competition will be accepting entries until August 10th 2020. Results will be announced on the 11th of September, with the competition exhibition scheduled for a later date (TBA).

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