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Calling all artists! Don’t Get Fooled Again blog launches ‘Alternative Trafigura Art Prize’… UPDATE – Deadline extended! More submissions please…

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Don’t Get Fooled Again is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Alternative Trafigura Art Prize’. This prestigious new contest will celebrate the contribution to UK political life of the oil-company and serial litigant Trafigura, and will run concurrently with the official Trafigura Art Prize competition, with results to be announced on November 3rd. December 3rd! Deadline extended!

Submissions are invited from all artists and artistically-minded folk worldwide, and may address any subject, with the term “art” being understood in its broadest possible sense.

Our learned panel of judges will reveal the winners of this fiercely-contested prize in early November, via this blog. Entry is free, and the overall winner will receive a mouth-watering selection of banana-themed baked goods.

Instructions: Simply upload a copy of your artwork to Tweetpic, Flickr or Youtube, and post the link as a comment on this blog entry.

Written by Richard Wilson

October 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

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  1. […] delighted to announce receipt of the first entry for the ‘Alternative Trafigura Art Prize’, which was launched earlier […]

  2. I heard from the curator on Sunday that the Trafigura Art Prize is no more – it’s reverted to being the Young Masters Prize with on cash reward. I blogged the situation on Sunday
    I also registered on sunday to put up an alternative version – much as you’ve done. Now the official prize is no more, will you continue? If so, you can have use of the domain – it’s just a wordpress blog at this point.

    Ivan Pope

    October 19, 2009 at 7:30 am

    • Ivan – many thanks for the update – does this mean you were the first to break the story?! The Alternative Prize is definitely still going to happen – would you like to join us on the judging panel?!

      Richard Wilson

      October 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  3. […] that the real Trafigura Art Prize has been ‘disappeared’, the Alternative Trafigura Art Prize has a clear run… Results will be announced in early November – please send us your […]

  4. Hi Richard,

    I read about your cake with sadness and have made this tribute:

    I would be honored to enter the Alternative Trafigura Prize, although I bet Customs would snaffled any tasty baked goods you tried to send over to the US.


    October 24, 2009 at 2:59 am

  5. Incongruity


    “Taken near the equator, a near-perfect African sunset. A near-perfect Africa.”

    Jimbo Gunn

    November 3, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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