We would like to thank Ellen Blumenstein and members of the jury for their finalist choices and their contributions to this year's talk 'Taking Part is All that Matters? Aims and structures of Art Prizes' which took place during the awards evening

Our renewed thank you to all artists who this year joined the prize and in so doing shared their work and vision with everyone!

Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards 23,000 € and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists.

Open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages.



53 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury of top art curators and critics, led by Ellen Blumenstein, director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Prizes are awarded according to voting by the 53 finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition in London.

  • 23,000 € cash prizes
  • Project Prize 4,000 €
  • Painting & Drawing Prize 4,000 €
  • Photography & Digital Graphics Prize 4,000 €
  • Video & Animation Prize 4,000 €
  • Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize 4,000 €
  • NEW  Super-Young Prize 3,000 €


Exhibition opportunities are just some of the benefits which everyone can gain when entering the prize.

If you enter you could be selected for

  • A group exhibition in one of our partner art Galleries
  • Inclusion in ‘Editors' choices’, the network's weekly online showcase of 5 prize works
  • Active promotion of your artwork in our internet social media channels

If you are a finalist

  • Your work will be presented to each of the 160 past jurors of Celeste Prize
  • Your work will be exhibited in central London and in contact with the city’s art crowd
  • You benefit from the communications whirlwind in the international art press
  • Your work and personal presentation will be published in the prize's printed catalogue

If you are a winner

  • We shall send a dedicated email about you and your work to everyone in the community
  • Interview about you and your work in a dedicated online page
  • A dedicated news article in Celeste Network
  • A personal web portfolio in Viewbook
  • A personal page in Kleio
  • A part of 23,000 € cash prizes

 Art-Rooms    doppelgaenger    kleio    viewbook    


Enter artwork from your account in Celeste
  • 50 € for one work
  • 90 € for a project, up to 10 works
  • 30 € for one work, under-26 years old in Super-Young

15% reduction with Premium membership 2016


Become Premium for a 15% discount on entry fees.
  15 July
Last day to enter artwork from your account in Celeste.
   25 August
Jury announces  names of this year's 53 finalists artists.
   7 October
Awards ceremony, Bargehouse OXO Tower, London.