I have forgotten my password
Please put in you Username and click the 'Reset' Password button. We will send you an email to allow you to put in a new password.
I have lost the link to my application. What shall I do?
Please paste this link into your browser address bar (not into a search bar):
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What is the entry process?
First, you must apply on our website by filling in the Application Form.
You will shortly receive an email from us, confirming that we have received your application. At the top of this is your unique Reference number and a link to login.
Enter your Username (this is your email address), and the unique Reference Number given at the top of the email.
We suggest you bookmark the link, so that you will be able to return to your application to upload your images if you don't want to upload them now.
The deadline for submitting the application online and uploading digital images of your work, is midnight (GMT) on Saturday 14 September 2019.
How much does it cost to enter?
Nothing, entry is free.
How do I know that you have received my application?
We will send you an email immediately. Please check your emails and allow for your normal refresh time.
If you do not receive an email, please check your Junk folder.
I have applied for entry but I have not received an email. What can I do?
Please check your 'Spam' of 'Junk; folder, in case our email has been directed there.
Try applying again - please check that the email address you give on the form is correctly spelt. You should receive a confirmatory email from us within minutes.
If you do not receive an email a second time, please contact our Student Award Liaison Tim Fowler: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is my Username?
Your Username is the email address you supplied on the Application Form.
Can I change the password you gave me?
Yes, you can.
Use the link to login and click 'Reset Password'.
A password reset email will be sent to the email address you have registered with us.
How many works can I enter?
Up to 3 works.
Please note that there are size restrictions for original works - see under 'Artwork'.
What is the deadline for applying and sending digital images?
Midnight (GMT) on Saturday 14 September 2019.
Please see the separate section: 'Uploading Images of your Work' for more information about how to upload and insert digital images into your application.
Can I enter a collaboration with another artist?
Yes, but you and the other artist/s cannot also enter as individuals. If you win a prize, it will be equally divided between the collaborating artists.
Can I enter using a psuedonym?
Yes, students can enter using a pseudonym. Your full name must also be provided to authenticate your entry with your college or university.
Do I write about myself or my work in the Artists Statement?
You can write whatever you wish. You can write solely about your work, or yourself as an artist, or a combination of both of these.
How Much Can I Write In My Artist Statement?
We recommend a maximum of 300 words.
How will I know whether I have been shortlisted?
We will send you an email.
The shortlist of students through to round 2 will be posted on the LSA website on Wednesday 18 September 2019.
If I am shortlisted from the first round of judging, what happens next?
If your work is shortlisted from the digital images, you will be asked to deliver your original work to Crown Hills School & Community Collage in Leicester on Sunday 22 September 2019 between 9.15 to 9.45am and collect on the same day between 1.45 and 2.15pm.
More information can be found in the section regarding the “Information for Shortlisted Students” below.
If I am shortlisted, do I have to frame my work?
However, we recommend that your work is neatly presented.
When will the Prize be announced?
The announcement will appear on the LSA website on Monday 23 September 2019.
Can I Enter An Unframed Work?
All winning works will be framed, if required, by Cank Street Gallery in collaboration with the student.
How Many Works May I Enter For The Award?
Up to three.
What Are The Size Restrictions For The Original Works?
2d works: unframed work may be submitted to the award but must conform to the following when framed for exhibition: w:200cms x h: 200cm maximum.
3d works: there are no size restrictions for free-standing 3d works. Sharp or unstable works will be excluded on grounds of health safety.
Fragile 3d works to be displayed inside cased plinths for exhibition must conform to the following: w:50cm x d:50cm xh:100cm maximum.
Electric works (other than battery powered) are not accepted.
How Recent Does The Work Have To Be?
Within the last two years.
Can I Enter An Artist's Book?
Can I Enter A Photograph?
Yes, providing this is the original form of the artwork.
Can I Enter An Audio-Visual Work?
No, we do not have the facilities to display this in our exhibitions, so audio-visual works cannot be entered.
Cank I Enter A Fragile Work?
Yes. Cases or cased plinths will be provided, if needed, to protect the work for exhibition.
However, please note that the work must be sufficiently robust to be handled by the installation team.
Can I Enter A Diptych/triptypch?
Yes, provided the works when framed and displayed occupy the same area as the allowance for a single work.
Can I Enter A Collaboration With Another Artist?
Yes, but you and the other artists cannot also enter as individuals. If you win a prize, it will be equally divided between the collaborating artists.
- Can I Enter An Unframed Work?
Conditions Of A Valid Entry
I have already completed my course and am no longer a student - may I still apply?
Yes, if your course ended in 2019.
Who can enter?
You must be a student currently in full or part-time education in Leicester or Leicestershire studying a foundation or degree course in any art or design discipline during 2019.
Can I apply If I am on a course something other than either a foundation or degree course?
Can I apply if I am living in the area but studying outside Leicester or Leicestershire or Rutland?
Do you accept applications from MA students?
Is there any age limit for applying for the Award?
Can I still apply for the Award after my course has ended?
Yes, you can. If you studied on your course at any time during 2019 you are eligible to apply, even if the course has completed during the year.
- I have already completed my course and am no longer a student - may I still apply?
Uploading Images Of Your Work
How Do I Upload My Images?
Go to the link given in the confirmatory email we sent you and log in.
Username - this is your email address
Password - this is provided at the top of the email.
To upload an image please follow these steps:
1. On your Dashboard"
I have uploaded my images, but there is a long list of filenames. I cannot tell which ones to use
Click the blue 1 IMAGE (or Image File) button.
Switch your view see the list of filenames display as thumbnail images. To do this . . . . Click the 'chessboard' icon (top right).
There are 3 versions of every image you have uploaded - please don't delete any of them. For the next step, choose one version of the image - it doesn't matter which one . . .
Check (tick) the box next to an image.
I have lost the link to my application so I cannot upload my images. What can I do?
Please paste this link into your browser address bar (not into a search bar):
Your Username is your own email address.
If you have forgotten your password, use the 'Reset Password' button and check your emails for our message to reset your password.
How Many Images Can I Enter?
You may submit up to 3 works for the Student Award 2017.
2-D works require one image. You may also add a detail image if you wish (optional).
3-D works require two images to be uploaded, showing the work from different angles.
Is there any limitation of each digital image size (megabyte)
Most images taken by phone or digital cameras can be uploaded.
For photographs taken with very higher resolution and image size setting than normal, we suggest a maximum of 9MB each.
When uploading your images, please note that two further versions of each image will created automatically by our system as they upload - please allow time for this to happen. Please do not be delete them (there will be 3 versions of every image you upload).
Can I change an image after I have supplied it?
Yes, if you do so before the deadline.
To change an image, login in to your application and do the following:
1. On your Dashboard, scroll to the image section where you want to change your image
2. Delete the filename in the top field.
3. Click the blue ‘1 IMAGE’ button. This opens the folder where your images are stored. Please note that our system creates 3 versions of every image.
4. If necessary, upload another image into your folder -
Note: To view your images as thumbnails. . .. . Toggle between the chessboard icon and ‘List’ icons in the top right of the window.
5. Select (tick) your replacement image. There are 3 file versions of each image - it doesn't matter which one you select.
6. Click the blue ‘INSERT’ button. This puts the replacement image into the top field. Please note - you will only see the filename at this stage, not the image itself.
7. Scroll down to the base of this section and click the green ‘SAVE’ button. This completes the upload.
8. Click ‘RELOAD FORM’ to go back to your the Dashboard. You will now see the replacement image.
Why is there an area for notes beside the image?
You may add very short note about each image (maximum 250 characters including spaces), if you wish.
When I uploaded my images - a lot of other image files appeared. What is going on?
Our system creates three image files for every single image you upload. Please do not delete any images.
If there are NOT 3 files for each image, or you deleted them, you will need to upload the image again - but first, please give your image a new filename.
I have successfully uploaded my images, but I cannot insert them. What should I do?
Please log in to your application.
Click any blue ‘1 Image’ button to open the Moxie-Manager (system) window.
Note: You can toggle between seeing your images as a ‘List’ or a visual ‘Thumbnail’ by using the icons (top right in the window).
Now check each of these solutions for successfully uploading your image:
1: Select the image - Click in the empty box next to the image file to tick it. Clicking on the filename does not select it.
2: IMPORTANT - there must be three versions of EACH image.
Our system creates 2 extra versions of every image automatically when you upload, which are sized for display. You can only insert an image if there are 3 versions of it.
Select one image (it doesn't matter which version you choose), then click ‘Insert’ in the bottom right of the window.
If there are NOT three versions of each image - please re-name your original image, then upload this image from your device again. Please allow time for our system to create two extra versions of the image as it uploads; it should take around 10 seconds per image.
3: With the image selected (ticked), Click the blue ‘Insert’ button - bottom right of the window.
4: Click ‘Save’.
- How Do I Upload My Images?
What Is The Judging Process?
There are two stages.
In round 1, the selection panel will meet on Tuesday 17 September 2019 to view all the digital images submitted to the competition.
A shortlist of students will be announced on Wednesday 18 September 2019 on the LSA website. Shortlisted students must bring and collect their original works to Crown Hills School & Community Centre Leicester on Sunday 22 September 2019.
In round 2, the selection panel will view the original works and select the winner and runners up.
The announcement of the winners will be on Monday 23 September 2019 on the LSA website
Can I Appeal If I Do Not Win Or Am Not Shortlisted?
No. The Selection Panel's decision is final.
- What Is The Judging Process?
Information For The Shortlisted Students
If I am Shortlisted, when and where should I take my work for round 2 of the competition?
On Sunday 22 September 2019 from 9.15 - 9.45 am Shortlisted students must bring their works to:
Crown Hill School & Community Centre,
Leicester LE5 5FT.
and collect later the same day between 1.45 and 2.15pm
Can somebody else bring my work to Crown Hills School & Community Centre?
Can Somebody Else Collect My Work From Crown Hills School & Community Centre?
Yes, provided we have your written authorisation that they may do so.
Can I Provide A Photograph Instead Of Bringing In My Original Artwork?
No, all artwork must be in its original form.
Original artist’s prints are accepted (linocut, etching, collagraph, etc), but not giclee or other reproductions of the original artwork.
Photographs are accepted if this is the only and original form of the artwork.
Will You Accept Work That Will Be Slightly Bigger Than The Allowance?
Do I Have To Frame My Artwork If It Is Shortlisted?
LSA will cover the costs of framing your work for exhibition if it wins a price (details to be confirmed).
- If I am Shortlisted, when and where should I take my work for round 2 of the competition?
Information For The Winning Students
When And Where Do I Deliver My Work For Exhibition?
Winners and runners up must deliver their work to New Walk Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 8 November 2019 between 10-12 [tbc].
Will You Help With Framing My Work For The Exhibition?
The winning works, at the specified size, will be framed if needed for exhibition, and the cost covered by LSA, in collaboration with the winning student.
Is There A Preferred Type Of Frame For Artwork?
No, but all frames must be of acceptable standard. Mirror plates will be used to secure the work to the wall. Metal and clip frames are not allowed.
Does An Oil Or Acrylic Work On Canvas Board Or Panel Have To Be Framed?
No, it does not have to be framed. Box canvases and panels must be of reasonable standard, not bowed or out of square. If unframed, the sides must be clean and well presented with no visible studs, tacks or staples.
Will You Provide A Plinth For 3-D Work?
My Work Is Fragile, Can You Provide A Cased Plinth To Protect It?
Yes. Please see the restrictions on sizes under ‘What you may submit’.
Can I enter a photograph or print instead of the original work into the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019?
No, all artwork included in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019 must be the original work.
Photographs are accepted if this is the only and original form of the artwork that won the prize.
Can I Enter My Work For Sale In The LSA Annual Exhibition?
Yes, subject to commission levied by the museum, which is 48% of the catalogue price [tbc].
Can I Remove My Work Before The End Of The Exhibition?
When Can I Collect My Work From The Museum?
On Sunday 8 December 2019 between 10.00 - 12.00 [tbc].
- When And Where Do I Deliver My Work For Exhibition?