2015 Financial Times/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards ($40,000 Prize)

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2015

The inaugural FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.

The Financial Times and Oppenheimer Funds are delighted to provide a platform to recognise the people contributing to these markets.
The Emerging Voices Award will be open to residents or passport holders of emerging nations in three categories:
1. Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English.
2. Asia-Pacific: Films in any language with English subtitles.
3. Latin America and the Caribbean: including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and mixed media.

The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds are delighted to provide a platform to recognise the people contributing to these markets.

The Emerging Voices Award will be open to residents or passport holders of emerging nations in three categories:
1. Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English.
2. Asia-Pacific: Films in any language with English subtitles.
3. Latin America and the Caribbean: including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and mixed media.
THE FICTION AWARD:

Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English.
Residents or passport holders* from the following countries are eligible to enter the fiction award:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo, Rep, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen and Zambia.
This list of emerging-market countries was defined by the World Bank Atlas Method (i.e. those with a GNI per capita of less than $12,746)
* Applicants will be required to provide proof of residency or a copy of their passport.
The judges aim to reward those in each of the eligible art forms whose work shows outstanding talent and in some way furthers understanding of their region.
The longlist for each category will be announced on 5 June 2015. This will be followed by the announcement of three finalists on 7 August 2015 who will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York on 5 October 2015 where category winners will be announced.
The winner in each category will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will also be featured in a post event magazine and videos profiled on ft.com.
30 January – Awards open for submissions30 April-  Closing date for submissions5  June –  Longlist announced

7 August  – Finalists announced

5 October – Awards ceremony – Winners announced

6 October – Magazine published in FT and winners announced on FT.com

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