Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2020 for South African Artists ( R100 000 Prize)

Application Deadline: June 25th 2020

Sasol New Signatures Art Competition calls for artists to go ‘beyond’

Sasol is now open for entries into the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition – one of South Africa’s oldest and most respected art competitions.

The competition is now in its 31st year of existence and this year we encourage entrants to submit works that are imaginative, transgressive, transcendent, disruptive, boundless and ‘beyond’.


If you are a South African artist who is 18 years or older, and you have not yet held a solo exhibition, the Sasol New Signatures competition is ideal for you.

If you have held a solo exhibition for academic purposes, for example, a Master’s degree exhibition, you are also allowed to enter.

What mediums are accepted?

Artists are able to submit artworks in all artistic mediums including photography, performance art, video and installations.


  • Not only do emerging artists benefit immensely from the profile of being named a winner, the competition is also “an enabler for emerging artists to not only unsettle societal conventions, but to also expand the possibilities of art” says Sidogi.
  • The overall competition winner receives R100 000 and an opportunity of a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum (terms and conditions apply) with the runner-up receiving R25 000 and five merit awards winners receiving R10 000 each.

How do I enter?

Artists can enter by downloading entry forms here.

Entries must be submitted to one of the collection points across the country on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 and Thursday, 25 June 2020.  No entries will be received before or after these dates, or outside the hours of 10h00 and 16h00.

To view the collection points, please download the entry form here.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners of this year’s competition will be announced on 26 August, and the Sasol New Signatures exhibition will run from 27 August to 04 October 2020.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2020


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